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Past Lectures and Conferences

Fall 2021

Monday, November 8
Directed by Seton Hall's own Jason Tramm, this presentation of the famous opera, Don Giovanni, is made up of both professional singers and Seton Hall students in the chamber choir.

Monday, October 18
Professor Moretti speaks about Maria Montessori's role as a pacifist and humanitarian in her educational reform theories.

Monday, September 27
2021 Alberto Italian Institute Scholarship Awards and presentation by Dr. Katia Passerini, Provost and EVP, Seton Hall Hope Amidst the Chaos of the New Migrations to South Italy, Principles, Realities and Trends.

Spring 2021

Thursday, April 22
Comparing Healthcare Systems in Italy and the U.S. - Professor Ignazio Marino talks about the Healthcare systems in the age of Artificial Intelligence.

Wednesday, April 7
Dante's Others - Dr. Teodolinda Barolini's talk analyzes Dante's portrayals of women, homosexuals, and non-Christians in the Divine Comedy.

Friday, March 26 
Ottocentismi: Race and Nation in 19th-Italy. Book presentation by Edoardo Barsotti.

Thursday, March 25
At the Origins of Made in Italy - A discussion by Dr. Luca Cottini about the fashioning Italian 'Industrial Culture'.

Thursday, February 25
Rome and Caravaggio - A lecture by art historian Paolo Gigliozzi on the Caravaggio's life in Rome in 1600-1606.

Fall 2020

Friday, November 6
Symposium in Italian Studies: Meeting 6

Friday, October 30
Symposium in Italian Studies: Meeting 5

Friday, October 23
Symposium in Italian Studies: Meeting 4

Thursday, October 22 
Martina Gatti's, "Michelangelo and secrets of the Sistine Chapel"

Friday, October 16
Symposium in Italian Studies: Meeting 3

Friday, October 9
Symposium in Italian Studies: Meeting 2

Thursday, October 8 
Paolo Gigliozzi, The Raphael's Exhibit at the Scuderie del Quirinale Museum: "Raphael: an Eternal Artist in the Eternal City."

Friday, October 2
Symposium in Italian Studies: Meeting 1

Tuesday, September 29 
The Italian Studies Awards Ceremony – A virtual event where several of our past scholarship winners updated us on their careers and new award winners were introduced.

Spring 2020

Wednesday, February 12 
Hearing Voices – A film by Emmy-nominated and Award-winning filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno.

Fall 2019 

Tuesday, September 24 Italian Scholarship Event and Poetry Reading:
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, (Poet) and Carla Francellini (Translator)

Tuesday, October 1 Napoli Nobilissima—Naples and the Visual Culture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy
Lecture by Dr. Charlotte Nichols (Art Historian)

Wednesday, October 16 “The Italian Canon: A Gender Perspective”
Lecture by Dr. Alberica Bazzoni (Visiting Scholar)

Monday, October 28 “Sicily and its Sweets”
Talk by Nick Malgieri (Former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World)

Thursday, November 21 Opera:
Puccini’s La Boheme

Fall 2018 

Tuesday, September 11 Italian Studies Scholarship event and Msgr. Granato Medal Award Presentation. Keynote speaker Frank Cannata ’55, “A Message of Hope”
Bethany Hall A

Thursday, October 25 Lecture Patrizia Sambuco, Alberto Institute Visiting Scholar “Fascist Food Discourses in 1930’s Italy: Cultural Representations and Literary Challenges”
Beck Rooms

Thursday, November 8 Sicilian Poetry Reading
The Theater in the Round
University Center

Wednesday, November 14 Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Spring 2018 

Monday, February 19
Eugenia Paulicelli (CUNY) Lecture: "Italian Style: from the Divas to the Great Beauty." 
Beck Rooms

Monday, February 26
Trio of Porta Genova (Italy) Performance: Soundtracks of Italian Cinema.
Beck Rooms

Monday, March 26
Helena Sanson (Cambridge) Lecture: 'Isabella Sori's Ammmaestramenti and Difese (1628): A Woman's Life in 17th-Century Italy
Beck Rooms

Tuesday, April 3
Margherita Ganeri (Visiting Scholar, University of Calabria) Lecture: The Illusions of Gattopardismo: the Unmasking of a Deceptive Ideology in Tomasi's Il Gattopardo.
Beck Rooms

Tuesday, April 10
James Hankins (Harvard) Lecture: The Italian Humanists on Tyranny
Beck Rooms

Fall 2017 

Tuesday, September 26
Scholarship Award Event
Chancellor’s Suite Book Presentation — “The Routledge History Of Italian Americans” William Connell and Stan Pugliese, Hofstra University

Monday, October 16
Lecture by Giuseppe Catozzella
Italian Author and Alberto Institute Visiting Scholar
Beck Rooms

Tuesday, December 5
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Spring 2017 

Monday, January 30
Lecture - Prof. Laura Benedetti - Georgetown University
"Un Paese De Carta"
Beck Rooms

Monday, February 20
Bill Dal Cerro
Bebob, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience
Beck Rooms

Tuesday, March 14*
Walter Veltroni
Ex Mayor of Rome
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Beck Rooms
*This event was cancelled and rescheduled due to inclement weather. 

Monday, March 27
Martina Piperno - University of Warwick
Alberto Institute Visiting Scholar
Beck Rooms

Fall 2016 

Monday, September 26
20th Anniversary of the Valente Library
Chancellor's Suite

Monday, October 17
"Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist And His Politics"
Lecture - Ernest Ialongo, CUNY
Beck Rooms

Tuesday, October 25
Italian Studies Scholarship Event
"Migration Italian Style: 'New' Italians in the U.S. on the Backdrop of the Historical Italian Diaspora"
Lecture - Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University
Beck Rooms

Wednesday, November 2 
"Believing the Impossible: Neapolitan Identity and the Cult of San Gennaro"
Ilaria Poerio, Visiting Scholar, University of Reading, UK
Beck Rooms

Wednesday, November 16
Puccini's Tosca

Fall 2015 

Monday, September 21, Chancellor's Suite –University Center

Tuesday, October 6, Beck Rooms, Walsh Library
Lecture – Dalmatian and Istrian Émigré Communities in Post World War II Italy
Dr. Marta Deyrup

Wednesday, November 4, Beck Rooms, Walsh Library
Lecture – Niccolò Ammaniti (Author)

Wednesday, November 18, South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
Vivaldi Concert - Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Spring 2015

Monday, February 9, Beck Rooms
The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps
Benjamin B. Olshin
The University of the Arts

Monday, March 2
"Daughters of Alchemy: Italian Women at the Dawn of the Scientific Revolution"
Meredith Ray, University of Delaware

Wednesday, April 8, Beck Rooms
The Lost Wave: "Women and Democracy in Italy"
Molly Tambor, Long -Island University

Fall 2014

Tuesday, September 16, The Atrium - Jubilee Hall
Scholarship Awards for Italian Studies
"Migration and Literature"
Prof. Robert Viscusi, Brooklyn College

Tuesday, October 7, Faculty Lounge
"Men of the Cloth"
Vicki Vasilopoulos, Director

Wednesday, October 15, Faculty Lounge
"Opera Divas and Heroines in Nineteenth Century Italy"
Prof. Katharine Mitchell, University of Strathclyde

Monday, November 3, Faculty Lounge
"The Italian Body"
Mauro Peroni

Wednesday, November 5, SOPAC
"I Pagliacci" Concert

Monday, December 1, Faculty Lounge
"The Law of the Land"
Director Fred Kuwornu

Fall 2008

September 30, 2008: Italian Americans of Newark, Belleville and Nutley, presentation and book-signing by Sandra Lee, Ph.D. 
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October 16-17, 2008
Technology and the Printed Media in Italy between 1870 and 1914

December 4, 2004
Real Stories: Discrimination And Defamation in the History of Italian Americans
A day-long conference which involved academics, entertainers, media critics, politicians, and representatives of major Italian American organizations.  The conference was organized as a joint project with the Anti-Bias Committee of UNICO National, and co-sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation, the New Jersey Italian American Heritage Commission, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, the American Italian Historical Association and the Center for Italian and Italian American Culture, the conference was the focus of a documentary film, and the conference papers will be published in a book on the history of discrimination against Italian Americans

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