IASA menber Jerome Krase reports on “Seeing Brooklyn Change”: A Call for Student Researchers, Photographers, and Videographers: More than 30 years ago, Brooklyn College students, under my direction, created an exhibit that photographically documented life in the borough’s Italian American neighborhoods. It was the centerpiece [...]
On March 25, 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village killed 146 workers. Most of the dead were recent Italian and Jewish immigrant women, some as young as 15 years old. Survivors, their families, and those who witnessed the fire were forever changed by the tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the [...]
Columbia University's Fellows in the Humanities presents a 2-day conference, "Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965," on April 3rd and 4th, 2015.
Editor, Italian American Studies Association Yearbook:
The Editor, with the consultation and approval of the Yearbook Editorial Board, selects papers to be considered for the Yearbook and commissions or approves other materials. He or she also identifies reviewers, and is responsible for carrying out the peer review process. The Editor and Editorial [...]
Transnational Italian Cultures from Liverpool University Press will publish the best research in the expanding field of transnational, global and postcolonial Italian studies and aim to set a new agenda for academic research on what constitutes Italian culture today. As such, this new Italian Studies book series will move beyond the physical borders [...]
Dan Elan (Bowling Green State University) is seeking seeking an additional member for a proposed panel for the 2016 American Historical Association meeting in Atlanta. The tentative title for this panel is "(Im)migrants in New York City Negotiating National and Civic Citizenship in the Early 20th Century." Proposed is a paper discussing dialogue, [...]
Dancing A Film: Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers Inspires Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten.This multi-part program embraces two events on campus revolving around the dance performance ROCCO at the Kasser Theater of Montclair State University (Feb. 12-15, 2015): a screening and discussion of Luchino Visconti's 1960 classic [...]
The Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar invites proposals for sessions in its 2015-2016 series. Programs take place at the Massachusetts Historical Society, usually on the third or fourth Tuesday evening of the month between September and April.
Aaron Bae (Arizona State University) is currently organizing a 2016 American Historical Association paper panel that reconsiders the relationship between migrations and radicalism in twentieth-century U.S. history. The bulk of the scholarship that examines this relationship frames it as one in which radical (socialist, anarchist, etc.) migrants [...]
Announcing the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's Spring 2015 Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies:
--Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6pm, Peter G. Vellon (Queens College, CUNY) on "A Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th [...]