The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is a three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) that takes place June 15th through July 3rd. The Summer School is designed to introduce participants to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual...

The Italian family has been a quintessential subject for scholarly research and creative work in Italy and among various diasporic communities, with matters relating to children and youth receiving significant exploration.   In the United States, notable inquiries concerning youth issues include sociologist William Foote Whyte's urban ethnog...

December 16. 6 pm - 7,30 pm 2015. John D Calandra Italian American Institute (CUNY) - 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036. The Story of My People (Bordighera Press, 2015) Mario Mignone. The Story of My People is a moving immigrant autobiography framed in the historical and cultural context of the 1960s and 70s. Reading thi...

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and The Italian Language Intercultural Alliance in collaboration with the Italian American Faculty and Staff Advisory Council will hold its annual reception for faculty and staff on Monday, September 28th. This year's reception will feature a presentation and discussion titled "How Do Cultural Differe...

The Italian American Review is currently accepting article submissions addressing the history and culture of Italian Americans, as well as other aspects of the Italian diaspora. The journal embraces a wide range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations in the social sciences and in cultural studies. The journal entertains articles abou...

by Anthony J. Tanburri   Cari Amici, I am pleased to announce the reconstitution of the Calandra Center for Career Development at the Calandra Institute offices in Manhattan on January 12, 2015. The Center will provide individual career counseling and assessment to current students and members of the community, 18 years of age and older, wh...

March 26, 2015 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street, 17th FloorNew York, N.Y. 10036   On March 25, 1911, just before closing time, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village, killing 146 people, mostly young Italian and Jewish immigrant women. The tragedy devastated fami...

by Eve M. Kahn   Joseph Sciorra, 59, has spent three decades studying how Italian-Americans adapt traditions from their ancestral homelands.   The folklorist has looked at, among other topics, the Americanized versions of Italian embroidery, Neapolitan music, ephemeral architecture built for street processions and lawn shrines with sa...

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6pm. Fighting Paisanos (2013), 52 min. Marco Curti, dir.. John D Calandra Italian American Institute (CUNY) - 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036   During World War II, while some Italian Americans were deemed "enemy aliens," more than 500,000 Italian Americans served in the U.S. military. The d...

For 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: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlew...