Welcome to the Calandra Institute!

The Calandra Institute's 9th Annual International Conference, "Migrating Objects: Material Culture and Italian Identitites," was a smashing success April 29-30. Thank you to everyone who came and made it as engaging and exciting as it was.

Dean Anthony J. Tamburri welcomes presenters to the conference at the opening reception Thursday night.

Francesca Canade Sautman on "Migrating Objects: From Discarded Artifacts to Resurfacing Memory." (Photograph by Rosangela Briscese)

Auguri! The latest issue, 6.1, of the Italian American Review is out. Click here to read the Introduction, by IAR Editor Joseph Sciorra, and here for reviews from the issue.

Universita degli Studi Roma Tre hosts its international conference "Re-Mapping Italian America: Places, Cultures, Identities" May 12-13, 2016. Two of the conference's keynote speakers will be Calandra's Distinguished Prof. Fred Gardaphé and Dean Anthony J. Tamburri. For more information about the conference, click here.

The Mediterranean Centre for Intercultural Studies of Erice, Italy, will host on May 18-21, 2016, its fourth annual conference, this year titled, "The Mediterranean as Lived and Dreamed by Insiders and Outsiders." For more information about the conference, click here.


This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) takes place June 13 through July 1 and is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives.

This is the second year of the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School, a collaborative program between the University of Calabria 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.

The program will foster development of individual projects responding to the materials covered in a series of seminars in literature, film, and the social sciences. All participants will engage in a special research project. The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is open to graduate students (doctorate level; advanced MA students may be considered) and professors from colleges and universities worldwide. The course work will count for 6 UniCal credit hours.

Click here to see the program guide.