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 2015-16.

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

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
    Rossell 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
    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

Contact Us

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

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