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The sacred lake at Lagole

Lagole, Veneto: Site of a Venetic sanctuary
central to Accordia's current research

The Accordia 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 events.


Roman city-walls at Altino

Roman walls at Altino, Veneto

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 Accordia Research Papers.

Accordia has 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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