They take place every year in Prato with a defined cadence (beginning: second Sunday in May).
Every year, about 200 scholars form all over the world participate. The themes to deal with are selected by the Scientific Committee some years in advance.
The theme of the XLIX Study Week, which took place from from May 14th to 17th 2017, was: "Gestione dell’acqua in Europa (XII-XVIII secc.) • Water Management in Europe (12th-18th centuries)". The next L Study Week, which will take place from May 13th to 17th 2018, will discuss about "Reti marittime come fattori dell’integrazione europea • Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration. (Réseaux maritimes comme facteurs de l'intégration européenne)".
By sending to the secretariat of the Foundation the participant's card, in due time, the Foundation can also provide for the hotel reservation with the special prices fixed with the receptive structures.During all the conference, with the exclusion of the inaugural session, it's available the simultaneous translation in Italian and English.