2021-22 Events

FALL 2021 FA21 EVENTS FLYER SPRING 2022TBD ONGOING PROJECTS

Fall 2021

● Memoria presente: A Workshop for Educators, Guidance Counselors and Student Teachers about the Common Spanish Legacy in Italian and Latin American Cultures (online event)

Thur. Oct. 14, 2021  4-5:30pm
Introductory remarks
: Katia Paz Goldfarb (Associate Provost for Hispanic Initiatives and International Programs), and TBA
Presenter and moderator: Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair)
Respondent: Ashly Espinoza (DePaul HS, MSU graduate in Italian)

Presented in connection with National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
Linked to the NEH-awarded project “Memoria presente” 

Organized and sponsored by the Inserra Endowed Chair at Montclair State University
In partnership with the Office of Hispanic Initiatives and the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal (MSUNER), Center of Pedagogy and TBA
In collaboration with the Italian Program (Dept. of World Languages and Cultures)

Online Screening of The Macaluso Sisters, a film by Emma Dante (in Italian with English subtitles) – TRAILER

Nov. 6 through 15 (any time)
Access to the screening will be provided through the Accademia del Cinema Italiano Premi David di Donatello platform 

Organized and sponsored by the Inserra Endowed Chair at Montclair State University

In partnership with the Accademia del Cinema Italiano Premi David di Donatello (the Italian equivalent of the Oscar Awards)
In collaboration with the Italian Program (Dept. of World Languages and Cultures)

● The Macaluso Sisters from the Stage to the Screen: A Conversation with Emma Dante and Marica Stocchi (online event in Italian with optional simultaneous interpretation into English)

Sunday Nov. 14, 2021  2-3:30pm EST (20-21:30 in Italy) TRAILER 

Speakers: Emma Dante (director and co-scriptwriter) and Marica Stocchi (co-producer, Rosamont)
With opening remarks by Massimo Mascolo (Advisor to the President for Awards’ Innovation and Reform), Academy of Italian Cinema David di Donatello Awards
Moderated by: Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair)

Organized by the Inserra Endowed Chair at Montclair State University

In partnership with the Accademia del Cinema Italiano Premi David di Donatello (the Italian equivalent of the Oscar Awards)
In collaboration with the Italian Program (Dept. of World Languages and Cultures)

● Baseball Friendships Within and Across Color Lines: A Guided Tour of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center (in-person event at the Montclair State University campus: limited to 30 people, RSVP required)

Saturday Dec. 11, 2021  11am-12pm EST at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Tour led by: Jenny Pollack (Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center)
Introduced by: Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair)

Organized and sponsored by the Inserra Endowed Chair at Montclair State University
In partnership with the Office of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
In collaboration with the Italian Program (Dept. of World Languages and Cultures)

Ongoing research projects

Memoria presente: The Common Spanish Legacy in Italian and Latin American Cultures” (NEH AWARD)

Supported by a NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Faculty Award for Summer 2021, “Memoria presente” is linked to Montclair State University’s federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
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Food, Hunger, Migration and the American Myth in Sicily at the Time of the WWII Allied Landing

  • An in-progress research project about food practices and human mobility before and after 1943. Supported by the Angelo and Marie Cali Fund for Italian Studies and the Inserra Endowment at MSU.

Ongoing programs for college and high school students

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Summer Italian Intensive Program for College Credit

  • The only Italian program in the US designed in an intensive summer format for high school students on a university campus  includes guest speakers and off-campus tours, a residential option, intern opportunities and a wide range of scholarships. A collaborative effort at all levels, the course relies on a network of high schools and the support of the Italian government and the Italian American community.

Credit for header image: Lucio Fontana (an Italo-Argentinian artist), “Concetto Spaziale, Attese -1960” (source)