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NEW!!! Watch videos from the Calandra Institute's recent annual conference, "Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità."


Click here for the Call for Papers for the 2018 Calandra Annual Conference:

Corporeal Restrictions, Embodied Freedoms:
Italian Interventions on the Body

April 26–28, 2018




To relive the presentations and performances from the 2017 edition of the Calandra annual conference, "Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità," click here for a playlist of videos from the spectacular two-day event.






NEW: Click here to read the Book, Film, Digital Media, and Exhibition reviews in the latest edition of the Italian American Review, 7.1. Click here to subscribe and support the IAR.



Photographs from the 2017 Conference of Italian American State Legislators' Italian American Day, Albany New York, June 5.

The Legislative Office Building "Well," at the State Capitol in Albany, decked out for the celebration of Italian American Day.

York College Professor and Dean of Arts and Sciences Donna Chirico; Frank Brino; Sabrina Vellucci of Università degli Studi Roma Tre; and Queens College Distinguished Professor Fred Gardaphé.

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Photographs from the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee, Inc., 2017 Leonardo da Vinci Award Ceremony honoring John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York, Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Dean, along with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Angelo Vivolo, President, and with a special recognition of America Oggi's Cav. Andrea Montineo, Director.


Calandra's annual conference, titled "Italian Sonoritites and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianita," took place April 28 and 29. Click here to see the conference flyer.

Next year's conference will be titled "Corporeal Restrictions, Embodied Freedoms:
Italian Interventions on the Body" and will convene April 26-28, 2018. Click here to read the Call for Papers.

Breaking Walls
An emigrant/immigrant journey through Southern Italy

Paintings and Ceramics by William Papaleo


An exhibition at the Calandra Institute April 20, 2017 through August 31, 2017.

For more information, click here.


This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) is now in its third edition. The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar (IDSSS) takes place June 12-30, 2017, and is designed to introduce participants (advanced graduate and/or doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to the materials covered in the series of seminars in literature, film, and the social sciences. All participants will engage in a special research project.

This is a collaborative program between the University of Calabria and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/Queens College of The City University of New York. Professors from these two institutions and others will comprise the teaching faculty for the program.

Cost of room, board, and tuition (6 UniCal credit hours): $3,000. Air and ground travel are additional. For more information about the program schedule and faculty, contact Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri at 212.642.2094 or via email at anthony.tamburri@qc.cuny.edu.

Please share with your colleagues within CUNY far and wide!

This is open to all CUNY doctoral students and/or faculty interested in the Italian diaspora, and not just to Italian Americans.