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NEW! ITALIAN AMERICANS: 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING, a new series dedicated to exploring the history of the millions of Italians who emigrated to the United States and demystifying stereotypes.

  • 05 May 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 10


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The ICC is pleased to present


This new series is dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of the millions of Italians who emigrated to the United States and demystifying stereotypes.  

Join us on Thursday, May 5th, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Doors: 5:30 PM) at ICC's new location for the introductory talk of this new series with Professors William Connell and Stanislao Pugliese, curators and co-authors of The Routledge History of Italian Americansa narrative of the trials and triumphs of one of the nation’s largest ethnic groups. 

Prof. Connell and Pugliese will connect remotely from the East coast with ICC members and friends listening together from our new location in the vibrant North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

This will be a fascinating evening, providing participants with an opportunity to discover ICC's new location, reconnect and enjoy a glass of wine and light appetizers. Doors: 5:30 PM; Presentation: 6:00 PM.

Masking will be optional but proof of vaccination or a negative test performed within 72 hours of the event will be required upon entry. Click here for details on our COVID 19 policy.

Additional presentations (on specific topics) will be held in Fall 2022.

Dr. William Connell is a Professor of History and La Motta Endowed Chair in Italian Studies. He studies a wide range of problems in Italian, European and American History, with particular interests in medieval and early modern intellectual history, humanism, migration, republicanism, the history of historical writing and state-building. Current projects include a study of connections between Erasmus and Machiavelli, a study of migrant labor in 15th-century Tuscany, the publication of a secret 16th-century project to reform the Catholic Church, and a study of how three American novelists (Roth, Ellison and Di Donato) portrayed ethnic and racial minorities in their writing.

Dr. Pugliese is a Professor of modern European history at Hofstra University and the Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian-American Studies. He also serves as a Fellow of the Hofstra Cultural Center. His research interests cover a wide spectrum of topics related to Italian history, including the study of modern Italy, Italian fascism and anti-fascism, the Holocaust, Italian-American history and culture, and Italian Jews. He is the author, editor or translator of fifteen books; at Hofstra he has been director or co-director conferences on Primo Levi, Italian Studies, Naples, Soccer and Frank Sinatra. With Brenda Elsey, he is co-editor of "Football and the Boundaries of History: Critical Studies on Soccer." With William J. Connell, he is co-editor of "The Routledge History of Italian Americans." With Pellegrino D'Acierno he is co-editor of "Delirious Naples: A Cultural History of the City of the Sun." He is currently working on a new book, Dancing on a Volcano in Naples: Scenes From the Siren City.

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