WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Francesca Papasergi      Translation by:   The Curia Iulia, the ancient Senate building, is still there, among the Forum's glorious relics. Along with the Athenian Boule and Ekklesia, it is one of the most influencing political institution ever, something that gave birth to politics as a synonym of col...

Most immigrants from Italy arrived in the United States throughout the 19th century and into the early decades of the early 20th century. The archive records at New York's Ellis Island are filled with Italian surnames. Many others came through Boston and Baltimore, and a number of Italians arrived in the U.S. after entering through Canada.  ...

Milwaukee's Italian families have a distinguished heritage, one that began in a great rush to the city shortly before the turn of the 19th century, when Italian immigrants poured into Milwaukee and quickly formed two distinct communities. The Bayview settlement was dominated by newcomers from northern and central Italy, many of whom took jobs in th...

Sono dodici le borse di formazione professionale messe a disposizione nel 2014 dalla Regione Toscana per i giovani di origine toscana per nascita o per discendenza residenti all'estero, di età compresa tra i 18 e i 35 anni, con il bando "Mario Olla".   Il progetto ha l'obiettivo di realizzare azioni di formazione professionale nonché cultura...

Boston's Italian neighborhood is called the North End. It has a strong Italian flair and numerous Italian restaurants. The North End is also Boston's oldest neighborhood and it still possesses an old-world charm kept alive by its mostly Italian-American population. Since the completion of the Big Dig and the demolition of the old elevated Southeast...

The waiter in the Florence restaurant had a look of disgust when asked by the American patron, the grandson of Sicilian emigrants, about a certain dish familiar to him via his grandparents. "That's the South," the waiter said, disdain dripping from his lips.   And that seems to be the theme of Joseph Luzzi's decipher of a country with two d...

Il tesoro storico del giudice della Corte Suprema Dominic Massaro contenente oltre mezzo secolo di esperienza italiamericana, donato al Immigration History Research Center della University of Minnesota adesso può essere consultato da studiosi e studenti con un semplice click.   Il giudice Massaro, uno di una dozzina di americani di discenden...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Avete idea di cosa si prova a partire per un paese straniero e sconosciuto, con pochi soldi, senza conoscere la lingua e la cultura, dicendo addio alla famiglia, agli amici, e lasciando dietro di se la propria casa e l'Italia? E' difficile sapere che cosa si prova se non si affrontano simili esperienze. Eppure, milion...

When I was 21, back in the mid-1990s, I remember going to a farewell party for a young woman who was leaving Italy to work toward a Ph.D. in Canada. After a few years of struggling with the nepotism and lack of opportunities in Italian academia, she professed her wish to never come back to Italy “except for holidays.” That was the first time I witn...

di Liliana Rosano   Giovani, ambiziosi e con la voglia di lasciare il segno. Hanno una formazione internazionale, radici italiane e almeno due passaporti che gli hanno permesso di conquistare il Nuovo Mondo. Ma non chiamateli "cervelli in fuga".   Sono gli italiani che "controllano" l'arte americana, a New York come a Chicago. L'Ameri...