Italian Diaspora Studies Seminar's new residential Writing seminar on the topic of Cultural Heritage and Memory

Dec 22, 2018 139

BY: Margherita Ganeri

The University of Calabria’s "Italian Diaspora Studies Seminar" is pleased to launch a new residential Writing seminar on the topic of Cultural Heritage and Memory. It will take place from May 15thto May 29th, 2019 in the National Park of Mount Pollino, with several planned field trips in the surrounding areas of Calabria and Basilicata, including a day-trip in Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. 

With the Patronages of the Canadian Embassy of Rome and of the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal, the seminar is opened to anyone interested in learning and writing about the Italian diaspora in the world, and to visit the places of the emigrants’ departures, immersing oneself in an all-encompassing experienceincluding the sensory, in the real and cultural spaces of South Italy.

In a bilingual context, participants will share ideas and emotions regarding their experience and awareness of Italian Diaspora through memories, writings, and readings. There will be two principal workshops, one in English and on in Italian. The English one will be conducted by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, the one in Italian by Maria Attanasio. Please find the program at https://www.facebook.com/ItalianDiasporaStudies/

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