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Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City (Feb. 23, 2017)

In Other Wor(l)ds: Jhumpa Lahiri on the Italian Language and Culture as a Place of Creative Freedom (Oct. 5, 2015)

Migrating Words: Writer Amara Lakhous on Cultural and Literary Translation (April 6 and 13, 2015)

Writers Between Worlds: Symposium and Anthology Presentation (Oct. 2, 2014)

Film and Photography

Critical Made in Italy Part 3: Cinema - What Italian Language(s) Does Italian Film Speak? (Oct. 16, 2017)

Film Screening at Montclair State University: Come il peso dell’acqua (Like the Weight of Water) by Andrea Segre (April 27, 2017)

Italians in America: Recent Documentaries and Photographs (Feb. 8,2016)

Dancing A Film: Luchino Visconti's "Rocco and His Brothers" Inspires Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten (Feb. 4-17, 2015)

A Journey to Italy: Contrasting Perceptions of the Nation Through Photography (March 6, 2014)

Italian Americans in Independent Film: A Conversation with Filmmakers Nancy Savoca and Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno & Jerome Bongiorno (Nov. 8, 2012)

The Migrant Transatlantic Voyage in Italian Early Silent Films: A Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment (Sept. 27, 2012)

Music and Theater

Sicily as a Theater of the World: A Conversation with Playwright and Director Emma Dante (Nov. 15, 2017)

Venice as a Metaphor of the World: Otherness, Immigration, and Religion in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and in Today's World (Sept. 26, 2017)

Theatre and Music in Mediterranean Italy: Teatro delle Albe and Fratelli Mancuso:
Noise in the Waters (Feb. 18, 2014)
Theatre Workshop (Feb 4, 2014)
Sicilian Music Workshop (Feb. 17, 2014)

The Role of Theater in Contemporary Italy: A Conversation with Director Romeo Castellucci (14 Feb, 2013)

The Horde: Stories, Songs, and Images of Italian emigration (Sept 30, 2011)


Italian Open Day (Spring): Italy through Images, Words and Music: Award Ceremony and Concert (April 5, 2017)

Come sta l’italiano? The Present and Future of Italian Language and Culture Studies (Nov. 15, 2016)

Italian Open Day (Fall): Informational Stand, Meeting with Majors and Minors and Award Ceremony (Sept. 14, 2016)

Italian Translation Series 2016

Montclair Translates for Milan via Florence at EXPO 2015: Techniques and Technologies for Titling Live Performances. Presentation of the "Titling Voices Across Continents" Project (Dec. 11, 2015)

Translating Voices Across Continents: Surtitles for Theater - Expo 2015

Italian Translation Series 2015

Reading Foreign Voices (Dec. 5, 2014)

Technology, Media and Humanities

Adopt an Italian UNESCO Site Jointly: Workshop and Mixer about Collaborative Audiovisual Work (Sept. 28, 2016)

From Ethnic to Multi-cultural Italian Media in the U.S. (April 12, 2016)

Digital Humanities in Authorea: New Spaces for Publishing on a Shared Free Platform: A Meeting with the Founder (Sept. 16, 2015)

Not Just for Techies: A Panel on Humanities-Focused Startups between NY/NJ and Italy (April 16, 2014)


Business Italian Style 2: Andrea Illy (Spring 2017)

Business Italian Style 2: Lidia Bastianich (Spring 2017)

Business Italian Style 2: Dino Borri (Spring 2017)

Critical Made in Italy Part 2: Food - Sustainability and Biotechnologies (March 21, 2017)

Business Italian Style: Food (Fall 2014)

The Italian American Table: A Lecture on Food History by Dr. Simone Cinotto (Nov. 18, 2013)

Mangia Piano: The Internationalization of Italian Local Foodways - The St. Joseph's Tables in Sicilian Cuisine (March 6 and 7, 2012)

Fashion and Design

Critical Made in Italy Part 1: Design (Oct. 13, 2016)

Business Italian Style: Design (Fall 2014)

Business Italian Style: Fashion (Fall 2014)

The Italian Artistic Legacy in Contemporary Silversmithing: A Lecture by 2011 MacArthur Fellow Ubaldo Vitali, in conversation with Ulysses Grant Dietz  at the Newark Museum (Feb. 28, 2013)

Fashion and Film Italian Style during the Post-WWII Economic Boom: A Lecture by Prof. Eugenia Paulicelli (April 11, 2013)

Art and Architecture

UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy: World Records and Local Challenges - On the 70 Anniversary of the Foundation of UNESCO (Nov. 12, 2015)

Business Italian Style: Art (Fall 2014)

A Guided Tour of Renzo Piano's Architecture in New York City (Oct. 5, 2013)

The Humanistic Legacy in Renzo Piano's Architecture: A Panel (Sept. 23, 2013)

Joseph Stella’s Futurism between Italy and the U.S. (Nov. 10, 2011)


Book Presentation: Pre-Occupied Spaces. Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies by Teresa Fiore (Fordham UP 2017) (Dec. 11, 2017)

Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: National Reception, Lived Experiences, E.U. Pressures (joint event with Columbia University) (April 26 and 27, 2017)



The Reggio Emilia Approach: A Panel on the U.S. School System's Responses to an Italian Educational Philosophy (March 15, 2016)



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