Upcoming Events

The Gerald & Beverly Bocciardi Undergraduate Conference 2020

The annual Gerald & Beverly Bocciardi Undergraduate Conference showcases UC Berkeley Italian Studies undergraduate students’ original creative work related to a specific aspect of Italian culture. Participating students have the opportunity to win the Gerald & Beverly Bocciardi Prize, generously funded by the Bocciardi family.*  Participation is open to all undergraduate students currently registered in one of the courses offered by our Department.

The 2020 Bocciardi conference will be held online (hosted via Zoom), on November 30.
Click here to register and receive the link to the event.

Each year, the conference theme adheres to the theme chosen by the Italian Department of  Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the “Settimana della lingua italiana” (“Italian Language Week”).  The 2020 theme is “L’italiano tra parola e immagine: graffiti, illustrazioni, fumetti” (“Between word and image: Italian graffiti, illustrations, comic strips”), broadly defined.

*Winning monetary awards may only be available to students who are determined to be eligible by the UC Berkeley Financial Aid office.

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Upcoming placement exam – advance registration is required:

The written exam is online, and will last between 1 and 2 hours. The oral portion of the exam will take place via Zoom in the afternoon, between 1pm to 3pm, appointments TBD. For this reason it is important to register for the exam in advance.

Please contact Dr. Perco with questions about the placement exam.

Register in advance here.

Annual Marie G. Ringrose Graduate Lecture

The Ringrose Committee has decided to postpone the Ringrose lecture until Fall 2021, when they should be able to have an in-person event.