Seminars

  • Founded
    1966
  • Seminar Number
    483

This seminar is concerned with political, social, cultural, and religious aspects of Italian life from 1815 to the present. In recent years, the seminar has stressed an interdisciplinary approach to Italian studies, increasing the participation of anthropologists and scholars of art, film, and literature. The seminar meets on the second Friday of the month, from October to April, to discuss a paper presented by a member or an invited speaker. Papers cover a wide range of topics, approaches, and methodologies. The seminar occasionally holds a day- long conference or a more restricted symposium to explore a topic in depth.


Chair
Professor Molly Tambor
molly.tambor@liu.edu

Rapporteur
Luca Abbattista
la2790@columbia.edu

Meeting Schedule

09/09/2022 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy and the United States
Ann Morning, New York University

Rhiannon Welch, University of California Berkeley



10/14/2022 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
The Soldier’s Baby: A Story of Family and Race in Postwar Italy
Nara Milanich, Barnard College

Silvana Patriarca, Fordham University



11/11/2022 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Le male opere e le storte opinioni del clero scappato in America. Unlawful Behaviors and Heterodox Ideas Among the Italian Clergy in the United States (1861-1921)
Massimo Digioacchino, New York University

Roy Domenico, University of Scranton



12/02/2022 Remote Meeting
12:30 PM
Crime, Sin, Rights: The Abortion Struggle in Italy (1946-1981)
Paola Stelliferi, Roma Tre

Yasmine Ergas, Columbia SIPA



12/09/2022 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Dynamics of encounter. Negotiating peninsular belonging in decolonized Italy (1950s-1970s)
Alessandra Vigo, University of Padua and Remarque Institute

Elleni Centime Zeleke, Columbia University



01/13/2023 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Coming out in a FIAT plant, Mirafiori 1977: Italian Post-Workerism, Social Reproduction and Queer Identities
Serena Bassi, Yale University

Christopher Nealon, Johns Hopkins University



02/10/2023 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
The Antimafia Culture Industry
Giuseppe Fidotta, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

Naor Ben-Yehoyada, Columbia University



03/10/2023 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Italian Communism and the "rediscovery" of the Third World, 1956-1974
Silvio Pons, Scuola Normale Superiore

Mark Mazower, Columbia University



03/24/2023 Remote Meeting
12:30 PM
The economic persecution of Italian Jews. Confiscations and restitutions between Fascism and the Republic (1938-2022)
Ilaria Pavan, Scuola Normale Superiore




04/14/2023 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Political Convicts and Post-1848 Italy: Becoming International
Elena Bacchin, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and Remarque Institute

Mary Gibson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY



05/05/2023 Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Restoring Ruins/Becoming Animal: Italian Cinema in the Anthropocene
Laura Di Bianco, Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Leake, Columbia University