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Bryn Mawr College
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

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  • Italian Studies Department Receives Grant from Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Bryn Mawr's Department of Italian and Italian Studies  has been awarded a grant from Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for excellence in promoting and advancing Italian language/culture on American soil in its multiple historical and contemporary manifestations. The funding will help the department expand opportunities for students, especially in terms of internships for majors/minors.

  • “Research, Discovery, and Innovation: Italy’s Excellence in Culture and Science" - A 2014 contest held by the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.

    For the fourth time in recent years, a student from  Bryn Mawr’s Italian and Italian Studies Department has been awarded a chance to study in Italy over the summer.

    Haverford student Natalie Giovino ’17 has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Universitià di Camerino in Italy this summer.

    Natalie created a video (in Italian) that can be found on YouTube, clink here:


This Summer, Cynthia Columbus, a Bryn Mawr sophomore pursuing a minor in Italian and a major in Linguistics,  will attend an intensive courseUnistrasi image of Italian language and culture at the Università per Stranieri in Siena, Italy, thanks to a scholarship that she was awarded for her multimedia project on food, culture, and  Italian identity.

Brava, Cindy: way to go!

Cindy first elaborated her multimedia presentation as the final project for her Intensive Intermediate Italian course last fall, and then expanded, perfected and submitted it to the annual competition organized by the Centre for Italian Studies at UPenn and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and open to college students enrolled in Italian courses.

Two scholarships were awarded this year, one to the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, and one to the Università per Stranieri in Siena, and many submissions were received by the judging committee, from colleges as far away as Virginia and Maryland.

  • Jadil Rodriguez, a Bryn Mawr sophomore  majoring in pre-med and Italian, also placed among the best participants of the contest this year with her own project, involving a series of interviews to Italian native speakers.

    Last year, another Bryn Mawr student, Gillian Diffenderfer, a major in Romance Languages with a focus on Italian and Spanish, won the Summer scholarship in Perugia (at the time it was the only scholarship awarded) for her very elaborate multimedia presentation on Italian national identity.

    Bryn Mawr students have been participating to this contest only for the past two years, but both times, for two years in a row, they won!

    Davvero bravissime, ragazze!!


"Classicism, Humanism, and Modernity:
Poggio Bracciolini's Legacy in Florence and Beyond"

A Symposium in Memory of Phyllis Walter Goodhart Gordan, BMC ‘35
April 8 & 9, 2016
Carpenter Library B21
Bryn Mawr College
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Events for 2015/2016


Joins us every THURSDAY from 12:00 - 1:30 in the Dorothy Vernon Room, Haffner Dining Center

All are welcome!


Thursday, March 24
4:00-6:00 pm
Lusty Cup

(Le italianiste di Bryn Mawr)





Past Events

Lecture by author



"Exploring Reality and Memory in Italy: Suspense and Comedy in the Novels of Amara Lakahous"

Thursday, March 26
4:00 pm in Thomas Hall 224


Carnevale posterFESTA DI CARNEVALE

Sunday, February 5
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cambrian Row 101





Thursday, December 4
London Room - Thomas Hall
4:00 pm




Tea poster



Thursday, October 30
4:00-5:30 pm
The London Room
Bryn Mawr College




pasta nightPASTA NIGHT
Friday, May 2nd
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Haverford College Multicultural Center (Stokes Hall 106)





Carnevale Italiano

Carnevale Italiano 2012 Picture Gallery



Fall Tea

Thursday, October 24
4:00-6:00 pm
Quita Woodward Room
Bryn Mawr College



THE DUO ALTERNODuo Alterno poster
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Goodhart Music Room - 4:00 pm
Bryn Mawr College






2013, Year of Italian Culture in the United States!Italian Flag