It appears that modern Italy was unified by literature long before it existed as a single nation on the map. Although up to a century and a half ago the Italian peninsula was still divided into many different territories, each developing its own local dialect, for centuries Italians – wherever they were from – had also taken common pride and joy in...

Last Saturday the Italian Studies program held the Italian Studies Annual Retreat and Reunion on the Chapman campus. The event, scheduled as part of the University’s broader Homecoming Week celebrations, brought together faculty, alumni, current students and their families. The program included presentations by Italian Studies faculty on their back...

On Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 am until 10:30 a.m., Elisabetta Re, Italian native, will lead a small group in a casual conversation format. Participants will enjoy traditional Italian coffee, Italian breakfast staples – pane, burro e marmellata – along with some dolcetti. This is intended to be a very informal class aimed at Italian students of...

Let’s jump to the north of Italy; let’s go to Milan! Milan l’è on gran Milan, a Milanese would say. Let’s debunk the idea that in the north people don’t speak dialects anymore, even in the city of Milan the dialect struggles but still survives. The Milanese language is a variation of the Longobard language, language that has been recognized by the...

La XVII edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo, che quest’anno si terrà dal 16 al 21 ottobre, è una manifestazione che promuove la lingua italiana non solo come strumento di promozione del nostro eccezionale patrimonio culturale ma anche quale straordinario veicolo di comunicazione nel mondo dell’economia e dell’impresa, della sci...

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted every year through the consular and diplomatic network of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year’s edition (16-22 October) focuses on the theme “L’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema”. The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, in collaboration with the Detroit Film Theatr...

When: Thursday, 19 October, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. RSVP HERE Come celebrate Italian Language in an evening featuring Italian delicacies and music. As part of the evening, the Observatory of the Italian Language in Chicago (OLIC), under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General of Italy, will...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm. Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business - Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, New Jersey. The third part of the "Critical Made in Italy" series, designed by the Inserra Chair in 2016, this episode looks at what can be considered the quintessential Made in Italy product: the Italian la...

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 From 8:00 am To 7:00 pm -  Where: Department of Italian, Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057 Join us on October 21, at Georgetown University, for the third iteration of the Italian Language and Culture Conference which this year focuses the discussion on pedagogical innovations to increa...

When: Monday, October 16, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI In collaboration with : IACE - Entrance : Free. Book now! Meeting on the teaching and learning of the Italian language organized by IACE (organizer of Italian courses in schools and at the Institute), with examples of language...