College of Arts & Sciences

The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute is pleased to announce its calendar of events for the academic year of 2013-14.

The Institute was founded in 2003 with the mission of promoting on-campus cultural and academic activities related to Italian Studies. This year, the program comprises films, lectures, book-presentations as well as concerts. We invite students, faculty members and administrators to join us. 

All events begin at 6 p.m.  For further information, contact Barbara Ritchie at (973) 275-2967 or

Spring 2014 Events

  • Tuesday, February 11, Beck Rooms
    Pippo:  An Italian folklore Mystery of World War II
    Prof. Alan Perry, Gettysburg College

  • Tuesday, February 25, Beck Rooms
    Venice:  Reality and Imagination
    Prof. Fabio Finotti, University of Pennsylvania

  • Monday, March 3, Beck Rooms
    IUS Soli – "The Law of the Land"
    Documentary Director, Fred Kuwornu

  • Tuesday, March 25, To Be Determined
    Italy's Presidency of the EU in 2014
    Natalia Quintavalle – Consul General of Italy in New York

  • Tuesday, April 15, Beck Rooms
    Lecture on Italian Soccer
    Prof. John Foot, Bristol University, London

Fall 2013 Events

  • Monday, September 23, The Rotunda
    Scholarship Award Ceremony—Lecture: Machiavelli's Prince after 500 years.
    Prof. William Connell

  • Tuesday, October 1, Beck Rooms
    Lecture: Rome in the 1950's. La Dolce Vita? —Prof. Jessy Carton, Visiting Scholar

  • Wednesday, October 9, Beck Rooms
    Lecture: Verdi and the Risorgimento
    Lecture - Prof. Emeritus, Philip Gossett, University of Chicago

  • Wednesday, October 23, Beck Rooms
    Khaossia - Italian Musicians from Puglia

  • Monday, November 4, Beck Rooms
    Lecture - Carmine Abate, Italian Author

  • Tuesday, November 12 - 6:30 p.m., Jubilee Hall Auditorium
    Film - The Rule, Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno - Directors

  • Tuesday, December 3, SOPAC
    Viva Verdi Christmas Concert
    In Celebration of 200 Years Since Verdi's Birth


All events start at 6 p.m., but venues vary. Please contact Barbara Ritchie at  (973) 275-2967 or for further information.

Contact Us

Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute
(973) 275-2926
Walsh Library

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