L’Università della Calabria si appresta ad ospitare, nei prossimi giorni, un evento culturale di assoluta rilevanza, che pone sul tappeto uno spettro ampio di questioni, riflessioni, orizzonti di ricerca, relativi al tema della diaspora italiana nel mondo, della migrazione, dell’identità. L’Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar, giunto quest’anno...

Carol Faenzi is a board member of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana and also the author of "The Stonecutter's Aria", a book that tells stories about Italian emigration to the US. She's the perfect person, a kind and proud Italian American who lives in Indiana, to talk about Italy in the "Hoosier State". We thank her and welcome her on We the...

Good news! If you're a current subscriber to the Italian American Review, you will soon be receiving Volume 7, Number 1, if you haven't already. If you don't currently subscribe to the journal, we invite you to take a look at the contents below and consider subscribing. Volume 7, Number 1 is the first issue under editor Marcella Bencivenni. The new...

When Cayuga Museum Executive Director Eileen McHugh was approached by a group of Italian-Americans suggesting her museum create an exhibit showcasing their heritage, she knew it would be a great place for it. "It's been on our radar for a long time to do a blue-collar Auburn exhibit," McHugh said. "Immigration is also very much in the news right n...

Bill Cellini Jr. is a true blue expert in Italian ancestry. For about thirty years, he has been holding seminars and workshops across the United States, to teach Italian-Americans how to trace back to their roots. Between 1876 and 1930, out of the 5 million migrants who embarked from Italy to the U.S., 80 % came from Southern Italy, mainly from Cal...

Sulla copertina di quello che in molti ritengono l’album più importante della storia della musica moderna c’è un unico italiano. Si chiamava Sabato (Simon) Rodia  e nel 1967 i Beatles lo hanno voluto tra i 60 profili della cover più bella di sempre della storia del rock: quella di Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, uscito il primo giugno di 50...

Twelve years ago, I began researching a family murder that happened in Southern Italy in the 19th century. It took a decade to find the details of the crime, but the facts I uncovered about the daily life of my ancestors and the racism they faced — even from their own countrymen — were more shocking than the killing. In today’s climate of refugee b...

The house the little Italian boy was born in is long gone. It's now just a field of weeds and garbage, another empty lot in a city of abandoned homes. As is the grade school he attended, and middle school, too. The church where he was baptized and joined Scouts with other sons of Italian immigrants has been decommissioned. It sits locked and empty...

The subject of immigration has always been a hot political topic in the United States. The DNA of our nation is comprised of people from many different lands, many who have fought and died to make this country great. In their honor this Memorial Day, HISTORY is taking a journey back to the inception of the United States in the new, two-day, four-pa...

When our ancestors left Italy in search of opportunity, and a better life, they brought with them their Italian traditions. Today Italian-Americans respect and honor their heritage by maintaining customs learned from their parents and grandparents. Three of these well-known traditions include: the naming of children, Christmas Eve celebrations, and...