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Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS)

March 30-31, 2023
Beck Rooms, Walsh Library

At the Alberto Italian Studies Institute of Seton Hall University, we are pleased to host the first in-person symposium for Ottocentismi (or INNCIS), an international forum for scholars interested in nineteenth-century Italy.

The main objective of this symposium is to bring together scholars from different geographic areas and institutional affiliations to share their research and teaching practices related to nineteenth-century Italy. Learn more about Ottocentismi.

The symposium features speakers from the United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and France.  View the program schedule.

Information on directions and lodging can be found on our Visit Us page. 

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The symposium will be held in-person in the Beck Rooms (see program schedule) but there will also be a remote connection through Microsoft Teams.

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Keynote speakers

Image of Professor Carlotta Sorba Carlotta Sorba
Professor of Contemporary History (University of Padua) 
"The political life of objects. Activism, emotions, memory in the material culture of Risorgimento Italy"

Carlotta Sorba is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Padua. She is a cultural historian of nineteenth-century Europe with special interest in the relationship between theatre, society, and politics. Among her recent publications, Political Objects in the Age of Revolutions: Material Culture, national Identities, Political Practices (2021) and Il melodramma della nazione. Politica e sentimenti nell’eta del Risorgimento (2015), which focused on the relationship between melodramatic imagination and national movement in the Italian Risorgimento. The book was awarded the Senior Prize 2016 from the Italian Society of studies on contemporary history.

Image of Michael Moore, Translator and Independent Scholar Michael Moore 
Translator and Independent Scholar
"Quaderno inedito: storia della nuova traduzione dei Promessi Sposi"

Michael F. Moore worked as the interpreter for the Italian Mission to the United Nations and was the former chair of the Translation Committee of the PEN America Center. He has translated major Italian writers, among whom Alberto Moravia and Primo Levi. His latest translation into English of Manzoni’s I Promessi sposi has been hailed as “a landmark literary occasion” and the translation “for the new millennium” (Jhumpa Lahiri, novelist and Pulitzer prize winner).

Symposium Organizational Committee:
Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University
Morena Corradi, CUNY
Katharine Mitchell, University of Strathclyde
Martina Piperno, University of Durham
Silvia Valisa, Florida State University

For more information, please contact Gabriella Romani at [email protected] or Barbara Ritchie at [email protected].