This volume grew out of a 2013 symposium sponsored by the Frick Center for the History of Collecting. The writers comprise a well-qualified group whose expertise covers the essential disciplines and institutions that inform collecting academia, public museums, college museums, auction houses, art dealers and conservators. They have produced a set o...

In una saga ispirata ai ricordi dell’infanzia, il fascino svanito di un’epoca passata abbraccia Lucy Salvatori e i suoi fratelli mentre affrontano le sfide della vita con un padre eccentrico e stravagante, noto come Maestro, che gestisce un piccolo teatro dell’opera. I segreti di famiglia ormai sepolti che complicano ogni aspetto della vita della s...

Elizabeth Minchilli leads a life that many of us can only dream of. The author of nine books on Italian food and culture, she divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria. Her monthly newsletter, a sort of diary of what’s she just done, where’s she’s eaten and what she’s about to do, is one of my favorite...

Congratulations to NIAF member Valeria Vescina on the publication of her new novel “That Summer in Puglia” (Eyewear Publishing), which was the Italian Day fiction debut at the prestigious FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018. A tale of loss and the power of love, it has received critical acclaim. Set mostly in 1980s Puglia, it reveals the regio...

Loyola University New Orleans professor and renowned local historian Justin A. Nystrom launches today a new book that explores how generations of Sicilian immigrants flavored local creole cuisine. Nystrom celebrates the launch of Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture with a presentation and book signing Thu...

Per molti decenni la storiografia italiana ha guardato alla storia delle relazioni tra Roma e Washington come se esse avessero preso vita soltanto con l’intervento deciso dal presidente Wilson nella prima guerra mondiale. Negli anni precedenti, così appariva, il vero contenuto dei rapporti tra i due Stati sembrava essere stato prioritariamente di o...

The Society for Italian Historical Studies, in affiliation with the American Historical Association, again offers a prize of $400 for the Ezio Cappadocia Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript on the history of Italy of dissertation length. Since the object of the award is to encourage fresh interest in Italian history, the prize is offered for the...

Art and food, food and art: when thinking of Italian food, the liaison with art comes almost natural. That’s why some artists, photographers and chefs came together for a project that showcases how food and art can be combined to give readers an experience that goes beyond the plate and the painting. L’Arte in Cucina (art in the kitchen) is a book...

Ingrid Rossellini has a Ph.D. in Italian literature, but her latest book tackles far more than Dante and Boccaccio: “Know Thyself: Western Identity From Classical Greece to the Renaissance” is an introduction to the roots of self-understanding. But the Upper West Sider promises it isn’t too dense: The 66-year-old does, after all, comes from a famil...

Bordighera Press and the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) will once again be sharing a table at The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bo...