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The purpose of the AAIS forums is to help Italianists around the world support one another in their professional tasks. Contributors may place queries on the Research Queries forum on matters involving Italian and Italian Studies, such as bibliographical items, scholarly background information, difficult constructions, and issues of translation and interpretation. Appropriate topics for the CFP forum are announcements of conferences, symposia, and events related to Italian and Italian Studies. Please place postings of academic positions in Italian and Italian Studies on the Job Postings Forum, and books announcements should be placed on the Publication Announcements Forum. Please do not post information regarding summer programs and language programs and advertisements promoting commercial enterprises on the Forums. The AAIS Forums are not the appropriate venue for amateur inquiries about Italian and Italian Studies or for discussion of contemporary religious and political concerns. The framework for discussion on the forums is academic, non-religious, and non-political.

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