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central to Accordia's
Research Institute was founded in 1988 to promote research into all
aspects of early Italy. It is now in its twenty-third year. Its name
embodies the concept of agreement (Italian accordo). The name
Accordia is a construct, and was conceived as an acronym - Academic
Co-ordination Centre [for the] Organisation [of] Research [into the]
Development [of] Italy [from] Antiquity.
Historically, Accordia was originally based at the Department
of Mediterranean Studies, Queen Mary & Westfield College,
(as it then was: now QMUL), University of London. Accordia now
operates in association with the Institute of Archaeology UCL
and with the Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced
Study, University of London..
One of the strengths of Accordia has been the encouragement of
international co-operative research, especially between British and
Italian scholars. The Institute organises and co-ordinates
collaborative research projects, public lectures and seminars,
conferences and exhibitions.
We always welcome suggestions from our members for future projects,
lectures, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, and other similar
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Accordia has an extensive programme of research publication. We
publish specialist volumes, seminars, conferences and excavation
reports. Our policy is to encourage and support the publication of
research into early Italy, especially by younger scholars, to get new
work disseminated as rapidly as possible, and to improve access to
recent and innovative research. We believe our books and our journal
represent a valuable contribution to the development of the subject
area. Accordia publishes its own Journal, the
also built up a library of specialist
publications on aspects of early Italy and of Italian journals
received in exchange for Accordia Research Papers.
Accordia operates on a voluntary, non-profit basis, supported by
subscriptions and donations. Publications are self-financing. Everyone
gives their services without payment.
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