Week of the Italian Language in the Word

Week of the Italian Language in the Word


On October 15-21 Baku will host the 18th Week of The Italian Languagein the World

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October. It focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural programme to promote the diffusion of the Italian language. The initiative was launched in 2001 through the joint action of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Accademia della Crusca.

This success story is due to the growing engagement of the Italian and Italian-speaking communities abroad, along with local cultural institutions and a host of writers, poets, artists, teachers and academics who have passionately enlivened all the past editions by taking part in hundreds of conferences, meetings, lectures, refresher courses, thus opening a cultural and intercultural dialogue with other writers, artists, intellectuals and representatives of civil society in a large number of Countries. Since 2013, the theme of the Week has dealt with the world of business and culture, highlighting the link between language and creativity.

2018: 18th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World

The 18th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World will take place from 15 to 21 October 2018 and will be dedicated to “Italian and the web, social networks for the Italian Language”. This is a highly topical subject, and will deal with the interactions and influences between the Italian language, the Net, new information technologies and social communications, including social platforms.

This is the list of events held within the Italian Language Week in Baku:

October 16, 2018 - 4pm

Where? Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University

What? Roundtable: Traveling in the days of network ... to Italy !!!

Azerbaijani travel bloggers toghether with Italian travel expert will widely discuss with the university students how the travel process has changed with the influence of internet and social network and how it affects also to the travel in Italy.

October 19, 2018 - 11.00

Where? Azerbaijan University of Languages

What? Azerbaijani and Italian professors will present and discuss how in the modern globalization world internet and social networks impact on the Italian Language.

October 19, 2018 - 20.35

Where? Park Cinema, Flame Towers - Hall 5

What? Italian film show: La Scomparsa di Patò (Pato's disappearance)

The 90-minute Italian film reflects the events of the late nineteenth century.

Based on the historical novel by Andrea Camilleri, The Vanishing of Patò is set in Vigàta, the town that Detective Montalbano fans know and love...but it's 1890, Easter weekend. Two rival investigators look into the disappearance of Antonio Patò, a quiet accountant who vanishes after his performance as Judas in the town's annual Passion Play.