Seton Hall University

International Symposium on 19th-Century Italy Returns to Seton Hall  

Federico_faruffini_la_lettriceThe Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute at Seton Hall University is pleased to host the first in-person symposium for Ottocentismi  – the Interdisciplinary Network of Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS) – an international forum for scholars interested in 19th-century Italy.

The symposium will be held on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at the Beck Rooms in the Walsh Library and will bring together scholars from different geographic areas and institutional affiliations to share their research and teaching practices related to nineteenth-century Italy. 

Faculty, students, staff and other members of the University community are invited to attend in person or view the conference livestream. Please visit the symposium website for further details

Around 30 scholars will speak at the symposium, coming from the United States, Canada, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Ireland. The keynote speakers are Professor Carlotta Sorba, a historian from the University of Padua, who will speak on the history of material culture in 19th-century Italy, and Michael Moore, translator and independent scholar, who will talk about his new English translation of Alessandro Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi, the founding novel of modern Italian literature. 

Gabriella Romani , Ph.D. director of the Alberto Italian Studies Institute and one of the founders of INNCIS, said she is thrilled to host the symposium at Seton Hall and provide a venue for Italian Studies scholars to meet in person and discuss their research interest. During the symposium, scholars will have the opportunity to visit the Archives and Special Collections of the Walsh Library which will include a display of some special and rare editions of Italian books from the 1800s, specially prepared for the occasion.

Previously in Fall 2020, the Alberto Italian Studies Institute hosted the inaugural INNCIS symposium virtually over the course of six weeks featuring weekly, themed seminar on various topics.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Symposium  website or contact Gabriella Romani at [email protected] or Barbara Ritchie at [email protected].  

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