I wish to share with you a few thoughts on this pre-Christmas Sunday afternoon, as we hopefully continue to exit this often tragic and sad morass of a Covid-19 existence we have had to endure for the past nineteen-plus months. Some of you will recall bits and pieces from some other communiqués of mine, but, alas, they tell us that repetition is the...

Wednesday, December 8, 6:00pm. Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 686 Park Avenue - Manhattan, NY. You are cordially invited to an evening dedicated to Italians in the United States in honor of the publication of the volume Gli Italiani in USA: nuove prospettive di una diaspora secolare, published by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute on c...

Wednesday, December 1, 6pm. On Zoom. “He (Dante) Showed How Powerful Language (Our Language) Could Be”. Luigi Ballerini, UCLA, Emeritus. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T58XXJ97RWCQY7w90UekZg.  An invitation to reflect on Dante’s divine obsession with language, poetry and the making of meaning....

The IHCC-NY, Inc., joined by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Società Dante Alighieri NYC, Inc., is happy to present the following program to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. For additional information about the lectures, please go to the Calandra website. Wednesday, October 20, 6:00 PM “'The Joy You Have b...

Wednesday, 9/29. 6-7:30pm eastern. Free. RSVP here. Panel of Italian American professionals will discuss the best strategies for students and parents when preparing to apply to college. As an organization that is founded on the passion of empowering leaders in the Italian American community, we feel this topic is very important, particularly becaus...

The Columbus Affair: Imperatives for an Italian/American Agenda - by Anthony Julian Tamburri. 2021, Casa Lago Press. "Professor Tamburri discovers how our education of Columbus's mission, accomplishments, and failings translate into our current understandings of Italian and Italian American identity. The monograph reveals how the history of the mom...

Essay Contest 2021: Francesco Durante Award for Italian American History / Literature / Culture. To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature, history, and/or culture. The essay must be an...

Diversity in Italian Studies, una tematica che sottolinea l’importanza della pluralità culturale a livello non solo globale, ma anche personale. Infatti, trattando di letteratura, arte, filosofia e geografia, si possono comprendere e scoprire le numerose sfumature che ognuno di noi può sfoggiare. Nel caso degli italiani, la diversità è ancora un ar...

The work I conducted had as its goal the construction of the processes that led to the evolution of some Italian American organizations from the late 1880s to the present. A preliminary study of the published bibliography was followed by a specific integrated study of the American territory. At the procedural level, every moment was seized, every n...

Introduction to a series of remembrances about poet and Vito Marcantonio Forum co-founder Gil Fagiani, for the current edition of “Italian American Review,” which is created by the City University of New York’s Calandra Italian American Institute and published by University of Illinois Press:   Gil Fagiani: Objectively Speaking The French existenti...