To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 was created for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature or history, either from Italy or from the United States. Click here to register for the presentation on April 13 at 12:15 pm EST. The award is gene...

Borders can be concrete parameters, and they can also be metaphorical markers. Either way, the border as a political, economic, cultural, and personal site, one to be policed, extended, breached, opened, celebrated, and/or erased, has long been of interest to those concerned with Italy. The areas of scholarly inquiry are as infinite as the varied I...

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee - New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY) celebrates the genius of Dante Alighieri, the great medieval poet and philosopher. On the afternoon of March 25, a reading of excerpts from the Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) will be presented at the Dante Statue at Dante Park, positioned in front of Lincoln Center at 63rd Stree...

March 25, 4pm EST “Dante’s Adventures in Italian America”. Please register in advance for this event by clicking here. Martino Marazzi, associate professor of Italian literature at the University of Milan, is the author of Danteum: Studi sul Dante imperiale del Novecento (Franco Cesati Editore, 2015), Voices of Italian America: A History of Early I...

Florida Atlantic University launches the fifth edition of the International Symposium "Italy in Transit," this year more daring than ever. The annual meeting of students and scholars, organized by Ilaria Serra and the FAU Italian Program with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, starts with the Michele D. Serra Series in New Italian Cin...

The Italian American Review (IAR), a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal about the histories and cultures of Italian Americans, as well as other aspects of the Italian diaspora, is seeking submissions of articles. Interdisciplinary in nature, the IAR entertains articles about a wide variety of topics in the social sciences, cultural studies, and liter...

Italian-American activists are demanding that the City University of New York reaffirm its decades-old pledge to give the group preferential treatment in staff recruitment, hiring and promotions. The Italian American Legal Defense and Higher Education Fund is accusing CUNY officials of failing to honor a settlement that treats Italian-Americans as...

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, in collaboration with the AIAE, Association of Italian American Educators, will publish a study on the growth and impact of Italian American educators on American education. The Calandra Institute is seeking Italian American educators from all regions of the United States who have taught and administ...

In July 2016, Lisa Giordano of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, arrived at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s midtown Manhattan offices bearing a cache of letters written in Italian. Earlier that same year, on a Saturday morning in March, she had come upon the letters strewn on the sidewalk in front of a brownstone on Degraw Street, betwee...

November 4 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm. Sponsored by: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. Contact: 212-966-3245 / danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The Dante in Italiano Midtown group has been reading and talking about the Commedia since January 2018. Our slow and steady descent into the Inferno mo...