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 2014-15.

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

Fall 2015

  • Monday, September 21, Chancellor's Suite –University Center
    Scholarship Award Ceremony and Lecture
    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

Contact Us

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

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