On Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1PM, Lawrence DiStasi will present an illustrated talk at the San Mateo History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA. DiStasi will speak about his book Una Storia Segreta--the internments, evacuations, exclusions and restrictions on Italian Americans During World War II. He will specifically address the category [...]
The latest documentary by these two Italian American directors examines how the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey achieve success in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities with one of its most vulnerable populations: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, NJ, with a high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal [...]
The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Ethnography Working Group invites proposals to the CSA’s thirteenth annual meeting in Riverside, CA, May 21-24, 2015. Plenary speakers include: Angela McRobbie, Adolph Reed, Walter Benn Michael, Miranda Joseph. Christina Hanhardt, and Marian Aguia.
Please help celebrate with a reading, reception, and book signing the 2013 Poetry Prize winner Joelle Biele's collection of poems, Broom, translated into Italian by Irene Marchegiani and Emanuele Pettener.
25 years since Bordighera Press began publishing the journal, Voices in Italian Americana, followed by the VIA Folios series in [...]
Contributors are needed for Italian-Americans: A History and Culture of a People, a historical reference book scheduled to be published by ABC-CLIO. The book will be comprised of about 160 entries on various topics pertaining to Italian-American history and culture divided into five areas: I. Patterns of emigration: Urban and rural settlement; II. Civic [...]
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.
The National Women's History Museum, Washington, presents “New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience,” the fifth forum in its Initiating Change/Adapting to Change lecture series on Wednesday, October 22 at 6pm at The Marvin Center at The George Washington University..
Mointclair State Univerrsity presents an evening encountyer with two impoortant new antholkogies of Italian and Italian American writing, both piubl;ished by Fordham University Press.
Italoamericana:The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943
(Edited by Francesco Durante)
Presented by Robert Viscusi (General Editor of the American [...]