Wednesday, September 25 - 12:15 PM - Queens College - Kiely Hall 270 Italian Signs, American Politics: Current Affairs, Historical Perspectives, Empirical Analyses - Ottorino Cappelli, editor   This book analyses intra-ethnic elections in the United States, in the circumstance of American politicians of Italian desc...

Thursday, November 13For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The lives of these Italian women are woven into the artifacts of memory and imagination: embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Embroidered Stories (University Press...

by Anthony J. Tamburri This past summer New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio returned to his maternal family roots in Italy. The Mayor's grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s: his grandmother Anna Briganti was from Grassano (Basilicata, Matera Province), and his grandfather Giovanni De Blasio from the town of Sant'Agata de'...

April 8, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor - New York, N.Y. 10036 Italian Scientific Migration to the United States after the 1938 Racial Laws Alessandra Gissi, University of Naples "L'Orientale"   The Fascist government's 1938 anti-Semitic Racial Laws prompted a major...

Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880–1943, edited by Francesco Durante (Fordham University Press, 2014), brings to an English-speaking audience a definitive collection of writings by Italian immigrants in the United States.   Containing work originally published in Italian, this groundbreaking anthology presents long-i...

MIGRATING OBJECTS. Material Culture and Italian Identities April 28-30, 2016JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTEQueens College, City University of New York25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan   In Helen Barolini's multigenerational, women-centered novel Umbertina (1979) the journey of a woven...

Monday, December 1 Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta's edited collection, the first book to focus on an Italian-American woman writer, places Louise DeSalvo at the forefront of a cultural renaissance of the body-mind-spirit connection. Personal Effects (Fordham University Press, 2014) pays special attention to her memoirs, with their fearless explor...

Thursday, June 4, 6:00 PM John D. Calandra Italian American Institute A city rich in art, literature, and culture, Naples is often associated only with what might plaque a large city. This symposium is dedicated to Naples and its many splendors.   Guest of honor is the Honorable Luigi de Magistris, Mayor of Naples. Joining him with be scho...

On September 27th, the American Center for Italian Studies will host its annual conference "Made by Italians: The Economic and Social Impact of Italian Migrations to America: New Perspectives". Among the participants are expected promintent representatives of positive and successful Italian migration stories as Antonio Giordano, Giovanni Feder...

by Anthony J. Tamburri   Cari Amici, we look forward to seeing you this Friday when we shall celebrate the career of one of Italy's and Italian America's great writers. GIOSE RIMANELLI: 90 YEARS - An American Celebration 20 February 2015 * 9:00 AM to 5:00 PMThe John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street - New...