The UC Berkeley Department of Italian Studies is pleased to announce Summer 2013 Italian Studies Course OfferingsOPEN TO ALL — NOT JUST BERKELEY STUDENTS!MAY 28-JULY 3:Italian Studies 160: Studies in the History, Society, and Politics of the Italian Peninsula Scoundrels, Saints, and Poets: Italian Character(s) in European CultureMeets M,T,W,Th 2-...

Join us this THURSDAY, February 11, for a special screening, in 101 Morgan Hall. Fred Kuwornu presents his 2016 documentary Blaxploitalian, 100 years of blackness in the Italian cinema.   BLAXPLOITALIAN follows the different waves of pioneers of African descent who have contributed to Italian Cinema. The documentary covers more than a centur...

Since the days of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrè, Italian researchers have played a prominent role in academic endeavors at UC Berkeley, in California, and in the United States. With this event (planned as the first in a series of discussions), we would like to share successful stories of Berkeley Italian researchers, stories that show how Italian cul...

Warming Up with Luciano Berio- The brilliant young pianist Adam Tendler, visiting from New York, joins Sarah Cahill in a warm-up concert featuring Luciano Berio's piano compositions before they perform the same program a week later at the Italian Academy in New York.   Among the Berio pieces they will play are Touch (1991) for piano four-han...

by Francesca Gaspari   ItaLingua is seeking a qualified volunteer to help our organization promote our Italian classes for adults and children in Berkeley. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual interested in enhancing ItaLingua's visibility and expanding program enrollment. The volunteer will assist in carrying out marketing strategi...

Are we living a new Italian cultural Spring in San Francisco? A friend of mine asked me that question a few days ago. She noticed that there are many signs of renewed cultural vitality among Italians in the Bay. In Berkeley a new Italian Society has been created, spearheaded by bright scientists in their late twenties and early thirties.   A...

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive of the University of California recently presented the new film series centered on the great Italian directors of Western movies, "The Hills Run Red: Italian Westerns, Leone and Beyond."   The Series, running through January 27th, presents six classics by Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Damiano Dam...

The photo above was taken at a triumphant moment as the Italian community celebrated the welcomed news that the University of Berkeley was opening a brand new center for the study of Ancient Italy.   Now open and called the Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies at the University of Berkeley, this new academic center is promoting and...

Assistant Professor - History of Art and Italian Studies - Renaissance/Early ModernVisual Culture. Departments of History of Art and Italian Studies, University of California at Berkeley. Assistant Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern Visual Culture in the Mediterranean world (tenure-track). Appointment effective July 1, 2015; candidate...

By Kim Westerman How is it that there are so many variations on the theme of flour, water, yeast, tomatoes and cheese? What makes pizza "authentic?" This food with Italian origins is now an American staple, and there are more styles than you can shake a stick at, the most common in the Bay Area being traditional Italian and Californian.   T...