Humanities @ LaStatale

The Humanities Area is dedicated to research and teaching in all fields of the humanities: from classical and ancient languages ​​and cultures to the intersection between the humanities and science. It spans the entire period from antiquity to the present. Combining a solid tradition with new methods and technologies, the programmes of study offered by its five constitutive departments have a single objective, namely the articulation, development and updating of the historical, theoretical and methodological heritage of the human sciences.

The humanities offer a wide range of educational activities which aim to foster the personal and professional development of students, improving their skills and training them for a career in the most diverse economic-cultural sectors. These comprise publishing, multimedia technology, education, international relations, geography and protection of the environment and landscape, cultural tourism and the management of cultural heritage in archives and museums.


A brief history of the Faculty of Humanities

Library services

Libraries, an essential educational resource, are areas found across the Faculty in which students can study and complete research. Through the Library services portal, students in the area of the Humanities can consult OPAC, the online library catalogue and explore collections and archives open to them.


A collection of work published by members of the Faculty of Humanities, inaugurated in 1934, makes available in digital format the entire series of volumes published between 1934 and 2013.


The University’s centre for the promotion of the Italian language and culture "Chiara and Giuseppe Feltrinelli" (CALCIF) aims to initiate and carry out of activities that promote and develop knowledge of the Italian language and culture among foreigners.


The Apice (Archive of Words, Images and Publishing Communication) centre was established in the University of Milan in October 2002. The aim is to collect, preserve and enhance bibliographic and archival collections important to the study of modern and contemporary literature, art and publishing. Students can consult APICE’s rich bibliographic and archival collections on site or through the university's OPAC.


Library of Egyptology

The Library has collected the papers and the book collections of illustrious Egyptologists, constituting over the years a bibliographical and documentary heritage that is today an important point of reference for research in the discipline. The Library is also associated with the Egyptological Archives, which hold an exceptional amount of material (photographs, drawings and unpublished notes) belonging to some of the greatest Italian and foreign Egyptologists active between the end of the nineteenth and the entirety of the twentieth century. The latter collection is currently being inventoried.


The University has established a repository of academic publications that is currently the largest in Italy, with more than forty journals and three series of books produced by scholars of the University of Milan. A substantial part of this heritage is the product of work and initiatives of staff in the Faculty of Humanities. Access to the publications, which include articles, monographs, essays, curations, conference papers and working papers, is open, that is to say, it can be consulted free of any subscription or purchase costs.

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Rankings and statistical data

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