"You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” The previous quote, stated by Giuseppe Verdi, a renowned opera composer, exemplifies how much of an international treasure the country of Italy is. From the long canals of Venice to the white sand beaches of Sicily to the ancient architecture of Rome, the splendors of Italy are abundant all over the...

Variety is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio will produce and star in Paramount's adaptation of Stephan Talty’s The Black Hand, a true story detailing the efforts of Lt. Joseph Petrosino - nicknamed “the Italian Sherlock Holmes” - to stop a secret society of Italian criminals that flourished in turn-of-the-century America. Though the phrase “Italian...

06:00 - 08:00 pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017 - The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. The Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies - Beyond Memory: Italian Protestants in Italy and America (Dennis Barone, University of Saint Joseph) In Beyond Memory (SUNY Press, 2...

The Italian American Museum Cordially invites you to attend to "My Grandma's American Dream: From Italy to a New Life". Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 PM Presented by: Anthony DiFranco. Light Refreshments Will Be Served. The film is a personal tale of the immigrant generation of a century ago who helped make the world we live in and the people who li...

Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: National Reception, Lived Experiences, E.U. Pressures. Columbia University, Wednesday, April 26, 2017; Montclair State University, Thursday, April 27, 2017 The Euro-Mediterranean migrant crisis prompted by the turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East continues to be discussed with increasing frequ...

Gianfranco Rosi's 'Fuocoammare' was among five films nominated Tuesday for the best documentary Oscar this year. Golden Bear winner 'Fuocoammare' ('Fire at the Sea'), was shot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa during the European migrant crisis, and sets the migrants' dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of t...

  Olindo Melaragno nacque a Forlì del Sannio (oggi provincia di Isernia) il 1 novembre del 1867 (il padre, Leonardo, morì l’anno dopo la nascita del piccolo). Sin da piccolo mostrò una intelligenza vivace ed una straordinaria capacità allo studio. Ma era soprattutto nella scrittura che eccelleva. In Italia assolse il dovere militare. Immediatamente...

by Nancy Caronia  In conjunction with the MLA theme: #States of Insecurity, this panel seeks contributions that complicate notions of assimilation and the assimilated Italian American. How has Italian American radicalization been minimized, erased, or marginalized in favor of the assimilation tale of struggle, hard work, and success? How have...

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for better treatment of child-migrants, as he praised their patroness, Italian-American Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, who died 100 years ago this year.   Addressing faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square following his Angelus address, the pope renewed his call for prayerful and concrete solidarit...

by Ashley Edwards Walker An estimated 40 percent of Americans can trace their lineage through Ellis Island, America's first federal immigration center. In honor of its 125th anniversary this month, three women—all of whom had family members pass through there—share what their immigrant heritage means to them.   The stories they recount here...