Trinity has the world's oldest tradition of university-level Italian studies, dating back to 1776. Today, our core staff of 3 Italianists, ably assisted by an emeritus professor, a postgraduate language assistant and highly experienced language instructors, teach Italian from beginner to PhD level, and participate actively in Trinity's integrated spectrum of language-based cultural studies. In recent years we have helped to develop and sustain interdisciplinary Masters degrees in Medieval Studies, Literary Translation, Comparative Literature, European Studies, Textual and Visual Studies.
Trinity College (established 1592) is exceptionally strong in languages: more than a dozen languages are currently taught in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, part of a large and diverse Faculty of Arts & Humanities. (For links, click on the navigation bar.) In Italian, we offer two four-year degree courses: the European Studies degree, and Italian language, literature and culture as one half of a Two-Subject Moderatorship. Including postgraduate researchers, there are over 120 students in the Department. For the 2015-16 Handbook, click here.