By Kelley Bouchard   It's a bold statement that rings true when measured against history. "There are no new immigration stories," said Tilly Laskey, outreach curator at the Maine Historical Society. Irish immigrants were barred from many jobs in the 1800s. Japanese families were placed in internment camps out West during World War...

A grand reopening celebration for the Socialist Labor Party Hall in Barre was held on Sept. 2, 2000. The outpouring of help and enthusiasm from citizens from all walks of life who came to the celebration demonstrates how a modest building with a remarkable history galvanized a group of townspeople both young and old to take pride in the historic pr...

In febbraio inaugura, negli spazi del centro espositivo Pake la mostra "Trovare l'America" - nata da un libro a cura di Linda Barret Osborne e Paolo Battaglia (con la premessa di Martin Scorsese) e realizzata appositamente per Castelvetro. Un modo per sviluppare e analizzare insieme quello che è stato un fenomeno storico di importanza straordinaria...

The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University is pleased to invite you to the Spring 2016 Inserra Chair calendar of cultural programs and educational initiatives in Italian and Italian American Studies. The calendar includes round tables, exhibits, as well as contests and international projects for students...

by Ben Lariccia   The recently published "Italians of the Greater Mahoning Valley" made its appearance this holiday season under many local Christmas trees. The 127–page collection of historic photos and scholarly commentary sheds light on one of the most interesting communities of Italian heritage in the U.S.   Drawn to the Valley by...

di Federico Fubini   L'Italia ha costruito centinaia di chilometri di rete ferroviaria ad alta velocità e ne ha fatto dono alla Gran Bretagna. Ha investito in due enormi reti Internet a fibra ottica, perché siano installate in Germania e in Svizzera. Naturalmente non è vero.   Se lo fosse, la tivù mostrerebbe zuffe a Montecitorio, sin...

Ellis Island was the gateway for more than 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors seeking a better future in America, from 1892 to 1954. The rich tapestry of cultures and nationalities who entered the new world there are revealed in these timeless photos taken between 1902-1913.   The photographs, from the collection of William W...

By Angelo Coniglio   Once an immigrant ancestor's name and town of birth have been determined, we can begin the search for his/her vital records. After your search of family records, censuses, and passenger manifests, presumably at least an approximate year of birth is known.   If not, try to estimate: how old was your ancestor when h...

For those interested in Trentino specific news and events, such as members of the Circolo Trentino SF, there is a gathering this year that may interest you. From May 25 - 30th 2016, there will be an interactive workshop held in the United States called Blueprint 2016 Trentino for Americans and Canadians aged 18 to 39 with Trentino roots.   T...

by Chiara Piotto   "Photography is a little bit like a gun: it's neither good nor bad by itself; it all depends on how you use it," says Italian photographer Alessandro Penso, thinking of the many faces of refugees he has captured and published around the world this past year.   Penso's work covering the migrant and refugee crisis thr...