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Friday, April 24 through Saturday, April 25. Click here to read the complete conference program. Free and open to the public.
The conference was a resounding success, with scholars from all over the country and abroad delivering papers on a wide range of children- and youth-related topics concerning the Italian diaspora. You can watch sessions from the two-day conference here.
“Italian-American Memoirs” panelists: Caroline Pari-Pfisterer, Phyllis Capello, and Joseph Cosco.
“Colonial Pursuits and Racial Paradigms” panelists: Rosario Pollicino, AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello, and Stefano Luconi.
The Carlo Bellini Dissertation Fellowship
On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations calls for applications for the Carlo Bellini Dissertation Fellowship. The Fellowship will be offered every second year to a doctoral student (D.M.L.; Ed.D.; Ph.D.) writing a dissertation on a topic pertinent to Italy and its relationship to any aspect of the Italian diaspora in the United States. The winner of the Fellowship will be awarded at least $5,000 for the one-year program.
Students enrolled in a doctoral degree program at a not-for-profit U.S. university recognized by any of the regional accreditation agencies are eligible. Applicable fields of study may include but are not limited to the following: anthropology, art history, cinema, history, linguistics, literature, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, etc.
The winner of the Fellowship will be announced in the spring semester for the subsequent academic year. On completion of the program, the Fellow will deliver a lecture on his or her research before the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations and invited guests.
Read the press release and download the fellowship application form below.
Study Italian Diaspora Culture In Calabria through a Unique Summer Program