The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute


 



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Click here to watch video of this morning's historic signing of an agreement between the Calandra Institute and the Società Dante Alighieri, NY. For more information, click here. Auguri a tutti!


Panel discussion Tuesday, October 24: "Monuments, Public Memory, and Group Identity: The Cultural Politics of Italian America in the Twentieth-First Century." Laura E. Ruberto (Berkeley City College) (on screen) and Joseph Sciorra (John D. Calandra Italian American Institute) (left) on Columbus statues; Mary Anne Trasciatti (Hofstra University) (center) on the Triangle Fire Memorial; Fraser Ottanelli (University of South Florida) (right) on the Balbo Monument; and Fred Gardaphé (Queens College) (not pictured), discussant.


Helene Stapinski, left, and Marianne Leone at the Calandra Institute's October 18, 2017, edition of its Writers Read series. Stapinski read from her book Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy, and Leone read from Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back. Joining them for a panel discussion and Q&A was Prof. Edvige Giunta of New Jersey City University.


Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar

The fourth edition of the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar (IDSSS) will take place June 11-29, 2018, at Roma Tre University. This three-week summer program is designed to introduce participants (advanced graduate and/or doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to the materials covered in the series of seminars in literature, film, and the social sciences. All participants will engage in a special research project.

This is a collaborative program between Roma Tre University and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/Queens College of The City University of New York. Professors from these two institutions and others will comprise the teaching faculty for the program.
Cost of room, board, and tuition: $3,000. Air and ground travel are additional. Scholarships are available.

For more information about the program schedule and faculty, contact Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri at 212.642.2094 or via email at anthony.tamburri@qc.cuny.edu.

This is open to all doctoral students and/or faculty interested in the Italian diaspora, and not just to Italian Americans.


Click here to read the essay “Recontextualizing the Ocean Blue: Italian Americans and the Commemoration of Columbus,” by Laura E. Ruberto and the Calandra Institute's Joseph Sciorra, in the history blog "Process."


Click here to read the essay "Italy Between Past and Future," in the New York Times's "Lens" section, by the Calandra Institute's Director for Academic and Cultural Programs, Dr. Joseph Sciorra.


Celebrating the release of New Italian Migrations to the United States, Volume 1: Politics and History since 1945, edited by Joseph Sciorra and Laura Ruberto. To buy the book, click here.

 


Click here for the Call for Papers for the 2018 Calandra Annual Conference:

Corporeal Restrictions, Embodied Freedoms:
Italian Interventions on the Body

April 26–28, 2018


 

To relive the presentations and performances from the 2017 edition of the Calandra annual conference, "Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità," click here for a playlist of videos from the spectacular two-day event.

 

 

 

 


 

NEW: Click here to read the Book, Film, Digital Media, and Exhibition reviews in the latest edition of the Italian American Review, 7.1. Click here to subscribe and support the IAR.