The transoceanic migratory event of the second half of the 19th century contributed to mark a specific form of ethnic settlement in the United States. In that historical phase, in the Americas, the migratory process took on mass characteristics starting from the 1870s, when more than 2.8 million immigrants arrived in the country, ninety percent of...

Mentre l’Italia, negli scorsi giorni, ha riaperto i confini ai turisti europei (eliminando l’obbligo della quarantena) e l’Europa pare si appresti a farlo dal primo luglio con il resto del mondo, chi aveva in programma nei prossimi mesi di recarsi negli USA per turismo, lavoro, o studio si trova da tempo in una sorta di “limbo”. Tra le risposte del...

In video collegamento con “l’Italia con Voi”, la trasmissione di Rai Italia dedicata ai connazionali all’estero, Delfina Licata, curatrice del Rapporto Italiani nel mondo della Fondazione Migrantes, si sofferma sui possibili effetti della pandemia sull’emigrazione italiana all’estero, specie quella giovanile. Per via del coronavirus, “lo scenario è...

So, historically speaking, where exactly did the neighborhood of East Harlem begin and end? Technically, the boundary started at 96th Street, from the East River, west to 5th Avenue, and heading North to 125th Street, but for all intents and purposes, the majority of the Italian district started well past E. 100th Street, and basically, started thi...

Between 1861 and 1985, 29,036,000 Italians emigrated to other countries, the largest voluntary emigration period in documented history(1). They landed almost everywhere, from Europe to South America to the United States, like my family, and put down roots. Their stories are familiar to us: stories of strong family ties and communities that supporte...

L’Associazione AsSud (che ha fra le finalità statutarie lo studio dell’emigrazione e del rapporto fra migrazioni e territori di partenza e di arrivo, si veda a tal proposito il “Piccolo Festival delle Spartenze” fondato dall’Associazione nel 2016) ha istituito l’Osservatorio sulle Radici Italiane (ORI). L’ORI sta lavorando da tempo al tema del turi...

Published by Cornell University Press in 2019 and awarded the 2019 American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize (20th and21st Centuries), Stephanie Malia Hom’s Empire’s Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy’s Crisis of Migration and Detention examines the relationship between migration, mobility, and modern Italy. Having previously author...

At the age of 27, Beniamino Bufano was described by the New York Times as showing “promise of being one of the few enduringly important sculptors that America, if she can claim him, has had. . . he does not depend on his hands alone. . . he works with his convictions and with his aesthetic principles. . .” Born on October 14, 1888 in San Fele, a sm...

La vicenda migratoria transoceanica della seconda metà del XIX secolo ha contribuito a segnare una forma specifica di insediamento etnico nella realtà statunitense. In quella fase storica, negli Stati Uniti, il processo migratorio ha assunto caratteri di massa a partire dagli anni settanta dell’ottocento, quando arrivarono nel paese più di due mili...

Experience a preview of our upcoming publication Highlights from the Italian American Collection: Western Pennsylvania Stories through our new Google Arts & Culture exhibit, "Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania." Thirty years ago, the History Center embarked on a project to preserve and interpret the history of Italian migrants that settled i...