Warwick with Venice: New Venue Opening Event 22 May
The University of Warwick is proud of its long-standing connections with Venice. Our History and History of Art departments have collectively taught students in Venice for well over 50 years. From 2007, the University had a base in the Cannaregio district of the city. Other departments, including Italian Studies, WBS, Global Sustainable Development, Economics, WMG, and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, also used this space to deliver short courses and host academic conferences. Part of our 50th anniversary celebrations took place in Venice. Warwick’s presence in Venice connects us to important academic partners in the city and wider region, including Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (a partner in the EUTOPIA alliance), Padua University, Monash University’s Prato Centre, and European University Institute in Florence. It also gives us the opportunity to collaborate with the city’s renowned cultural institutions and important science and technology and economic actors.
Circumstances necessitated the search for a new premises. After an interim period during which we were hosted by Ca’ Foscari, a new location was identified: the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin.
Much of Warwick's previous activity in Venice relates to the city’s magnificent historical, architectural, and artistic heritage; and it is a tremendous benefit to Warwick that we are immediately and uniquely associated with this. The opening of our new premises provides the opportunity for Warwick to deepen and broaden its links in the region, and to reaffirm our commitment to being an outward-looking, international, and European university.
The opening event for the new venue was held on the 22nd May followed by a series of bi-lateral meetings between academics from Warwick and their counterparts from Ca' Foscari University on the 23rd May.