College of Arts & Sciences


  • 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.


Spring 2016

  • Monday, March 14
    Fred Kuwornu (Italian Director) will present his latest documentary on the history of Black Actors in Italian Cinema.
  • Wednesday, April 6
    Rossella Merlino (University of Bangor, UK, and Visiting Fellow at Seton Hall)
    Talk on “The mafia as a ‘Southern Question’: apology, cultural representations, and otherness.”
  • Wednesday, April 13
    Gabriella Turnaturi (Università di Bologna)
    Talk on “The History of Good Manners in Italy.”
  • Tuesday, April 19
    Angela Fabris (Universität  Klagenfurt, Austria)
    Talk  on “Townscapes in Boccaccio’s Decameron.”

Fall 2015

  • Monday, September 21, Chancellor's Suite –University Center
  • The Art of Writing Letters: From Italy’s Unification to World War I
    Dr. Gabriella Romani
  • 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 Events

  • 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


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