ICHL 2015 Naples - ICHL22 - Università degli Studi di Napoli

Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici · Serra di Cassano Palace
ICHL 2015
The University of Naples Federico II is one of the oldest Italian
Universities (after Bologna and Padua), and the first public University in
Europe, established in 1224 by Frederick II Hohenstaufen, King of Sicily
and Holy Roman Emperor
• The University has long-standing and solid international links,
spanning from Europe to the Americas, Asia and Africa, with
leading research projects and international PhD programmes in
various fields of the Humanities (e.g., Classical and Modern
Philology, Economics and Law) and Science (e.g., Engineering,
Genetics and Molecular Biology).
• Nowadays the University offers courses in all academic disciplines,
leading to one hundred and fifty-five graduate level degrees, with
94.510 students, which makes it the biggest University in Southern
Italy, with 108 libraries spread over the various Faculties, with online consultation and numerous other facilities.
Linguistics in Naples
A large, lively, close-knit linguistic community spread over 2 main institutions
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department of (Arts &) Humanities, with a long
tradition and well-established reputation in
Philology, Historical Linguistics, Dialectology &
Typology, mainly focused on Romance and
Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
The Oriental University (formerly School of
Oriental and African languages) with a strong
tradition of studies in African, Japanese/
Chinese, Slavic & Indo-Aryan Linguistics and
Philology as well as endangered languages of
the Americas, especially Meso-America
• The University Campus, its facilities and the
University Conference Centre(s)
• There are three major campuses, located in the historical
centre and its Northern and Western outskirts. The
Department of (Arts &) Humanities is in the historical centre
of the city, near the Faculty of Law, the Senate House and the
main administrative offices.
• The University has several Conference Centres, located in
different areas of the centre of the city and in the islands
(Capri - Villa Orlandi and Procida - Collegio delle Orsoline). The
main University Conference Centre, where major Conferences
are hosted, is on the seafront (Via Partenope) (see website at
l Conference centres are well equipped with all the highest level audio-visual
chnology and support facilities (e.g., Overhead Projector & Screen, Flipchart,TV & Video,
x, Photocopying D V D, LC D Projector, PA System, Radio Microphones, Wifi/wired
cess) for large scale conferences.
• They are also well-served by good hotels and bed & breakfasts
of varying price within walking distance, with special
discounts for University events
The city of Naples and its surroundings
The ‘art subway’ stations
• The city takes the form of an amphitheatre on the sea with
Vesuvius, the coastal mountains and the islands of Capri,
Ischia and Procida, and Capo Miseno as its landmarks.
Situated at the centre of the Mediterranean, the main town of
the Campania Region and "capital" of Italy's Mezzogiorno,
Naples extends over an area of 117.27 square km and has a
population of about 1,020,120 inhabitants.
• Its history is well-known. The territory was first colonized in
900 B.C. by Greek colonizers (hence the name of Neapolis, the
new city as opposed to Palepolis, the old city). It has
undergone several dominations, traces of which can be seen
in the various remnants, scattered through the centre of the
city and its nearby surroundings (the towns of Pozzuoli,
Herculaneum and Pompei).
The city is an open-air
archaelogical museum,
with distinct, easily
identifiable layers,
spanning over 2500 years
of history: the original
Greek nucleus, the Greco–
Roman city, the medieval
city, the Swabian and then
Aragonese city, and finally
the city of the 19th and
20th centuries. Its
historical centre is
nowadays included in the
UNESCO's World's
Heritage list.
The Pausilypon Archaelogical park
• The city of Naples will also host the 2013 Universal Forum of
Cultures, sponsored by UNESCO.
Transport connections
Naples is easily reached by air, train, coach, and sea
• International airport not far
from the centre of the city,
with direct daily
connections to main
European hubs
• International train station,
with high speed train
connections to other
Italian cities
Naples is within easy reach of some of the world's most famous archaeological sites
(Pompei, Herculaneum, the Stabian Villas, the Sybil Antrum), coastal resorts (Sorrento,
Amalfi, Positano) and islands (Capri, Ischia, Procida), that can be visited in one day