IACE and www.ProgettoScuole.org hosted a touching awards ceremony at the Italian Consulate in New York that rewarded students of Italian on their journalistic projects of the Italian piazza. At the ceremony, the notable guest panel encouraged the promising future of the study of Italian language within a journalistic environment for Italian language students
The Inaugural American Exhibit for Florentine Artist Paolo Staccioli. The show will run at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (IIC) until June 30. Organized in collaboration with the American gallery Kiesendahl + Calhoun Fine Arts Ltd. and the Florentine gallery Paradigma, Staccioli’s bronzes will also be on display in the wonderful sculpture garden LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton
At the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, clips from this year's upcoming "Open Roads" film festival were presented. An engaging discussion followed with the directors of the films concerning the future of Italian cinema
An exciting documentary (yes--they do exist!) called "Le Conversazioni" ("Conversations") shot in Capri was presented at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (NYU). The main topic for discussion amongst famous American authors and film producers dealt with their perception of the problem that literature currently faces in the advent of moving images, or cinema
A conversation with Anthony Julian Tamburri at the end of the conference on “Italians in the Americas”. The Dean makes a point on the degrees of perception and diffusion of Italian American culture both in the United States and in Italy. There is much to do and topics such as politics and psychology must be examined in depth and studied. Today the Calandra Institute, under the aegis of CUNY, has got what it takes to become an out-and-out Italian think-tank in America.
Last Tuesday night the exhibit “I Viaggi di Fausto Melotti” (The Travels of Fausto Melotti) opened at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. The exhibit is open to the public and runs until May 28
“Italians in the Americas”. Fred Gardaphe, recently appointed Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies at the J.D. Calandra Institute, delivers the keynote lecture entitled “Beyond the Immigrant Paradigm: Identities and the Future of Italian American Culture.”
Sardinia was the topic at the New York offices of the Agenzia Italiana per il Turismo (Italian Tourism Agency). Minister for tourism, artisan arts, and commerce for Sardinia, Luisa Anna Depau, presented the second Mediterranean island
April 24-26, 2008. Dozens of scholars and experts will meet at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY) to explore the diasporic experiences of Italians in the New World.
The "Italians in the Americas" conference is dedicated to the myriad experiences of Italians in the Americas. It is a unique opportunity for scholarly communities in North and South America to come together and explore the past one hundred twenty-five years of diasporic activity in the western hemisphere.