Details of the 2020 Joyce Symposium Scholarships are now available. (03/02/2020)

We have extended the deadline for proposals to 14 February. (02/02/2020)

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Ellmann will be an invited writer at Omniscientific Joyce. (17/01/20) We regret to announce that, due to family reasons, Lucy Ellmann will not be able to join us at this year’s symposium. (18/02/20)

Details of the first of our invited writers, Colm Tóibín, are now available. (13/01/20)

Details of transport to Trieste and the options for accommodation are now available. (02/11/20)


Between 15 and 19 June 2020, the city of Trieste and the Università degli Studi di Trieste will play host to the 27th International James Joyce Symposium. Trieste, the city that Joyce dubbed ‘la mia seconda patria’, was his home for over a decade.

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Trieste Today

Trieste is the regional capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The city has a population of 240,000 and is situated in northeastern Italy, just two hours from Venice and an hour and a half from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.