Tag: Italy

A Conversation with Italian Minister of Education Stefania Giannini

Institutional Reforms, Research and Education: New Policies in Italy. A talk with Minister Stefania Giannini

/ September 26, 2016

500 years of Jewish history—from the Venetian Ghetto

Donatella Calabi presented her new book Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516–2016 at the Rizzoli Bookstore.

/ September 20, 2016

Luigi, Faber & Genova: An Evening of Italian Songs

Ferdinando Molteni, voice and guitar, and Elena Buttiero, piano, in a recital that tells the story of the short friendship between two legenday Genoese artist, Luigi Tenco and Fabrizio de Andrè.

/ March 24, 2016

Making News: The Sonzogno Affair and the Politics of Citizenship in Liberal Italy

A talk by Silvia Valisa, professor at Florida State University. From Casa Italiana: In 1875, a high profile crime brought together Italian newspaper journalism, legal courts, prominent political figures and a rising family of publishers in unexpected ways. On the...

/ March 10, 2016

“Death for Five Voices” Preview

From Casa Italiana: Composer/lyricist Peter Mills and writer/director Cara Reichel – both Bogliasco Foundation fellows – will discuss and preview their new work, a musical drama inspired by the life of the darkly talented Carlo Gesualdo, a prince, musician –...

/ March 3, 2016

At the Pleasure of Mazarin: Roman Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris

Five musicians perform pieces from the collection of Cardinal Mazarin, Chief Minister of France and advisor to Louis XIV. The first of three concerts during “Bernini in Paris: Italian Guests in the Sun King’s Court.” From Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: A Cardinal...

/ February 25, 2016

A Conversation with Dacia Maraini

Italian author Dacia Maraini speaks with Jane Tylus (NYU) and Michelangelo La Luna (University of Rhode Island) to commemorate the publication of: Writing Like Breathing: A Homage to Dacia Maraini Edited by Michaelangelo La Luna and La bambina e il...

/ February 24, 2016

Bernini: Impresario

A lecture on sculptor, painter and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini by Franco Mormando of Boston College. Mormando is the author of the first Englih biography of Bernini, Bernini: His life and His Rome. Via Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright,...

/ February 22, 2016

Confronting Italy’s colonial ‘adventure’ in Ethiopia

The most startling moment in “If Only I Were That Warrior”—and there are many startling moments—might be when Giuseppe, an Italian agronomist and military history enthusiast, offers a short catalogue of “Italian” habits adopted by Ethiopians in the years since...

/ February 13, 2016

“If Only I Were That Warrior”

Valerio Ciriaci’s If Only I Were That Warrior is a documentary film focusing on war crimes committed by Fascist forces during the 1935 Italian occupation of Ethiopia. The recent construction of a monument to Fascist general Rodolfo Graziani motivates the...

/ February 11, 2016