Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 28th-29th – NYU Italian Studies – Mattia Roveri, Visiting Scholar – ‘The Military, Culture and Power’


April 28–29, 2017

Casa Italiana

Friday, April 28th

09.30-09.45 Introduction and welcome


Susan Amatangelo (Holy Cross):

‘“L’amante di Gramigna”: Outlaws and Disorder in Post-Unification Italy’

respondent: Erica Moretti (SUNY)


Giuseppe Gazzola (Stony Brook):

‘Friend of the Invisible: Lieutenant Eugenio Montale from Caporetto to Vittorio Veneto’

respondent: Marco Mondini (Padua)

11.15-11.45 Coffee break


Gaetana Marrone-Puglia (Princeton):

‘Just Another War: Francesco Rosi’s Uomini Contro and the Faults of Militarism’

respondent: Eugenia Paulicelli (CUNY)

12.30-13.30 Lunch


Rhiannon Noel Welch (Rutgers):

‘Visualizing Crisis’

 respondent: Ernest Ialongo (CUNY)


Fiona M Stewart (Pepperdine):

‘Myth-making? Nuto Revelli’s Record of Italian Experience on the Russian Front’

respondent: Brandon Schechter (NYU)

15.00-15.30 Coffee break


Davide Giuseppe Colasanto (CUNY):

‘Sexuality in Allied Occupied Italy: Cultural Representations and History’

respondent: Luca Falciola (NYU)


Mattia Roveri (NYU):

‘The Military, Culture and Power: Possible Alliances and Methodological Opportunities’

respondent: David Forgacs (NYU)

17.00-18.00 Aperitivo at the Casa Italiana

18.30 Dinner

Department of History

Saturday, April 29th

10.00-10.30 Coffee and snacks


Marco Rovinello (Calabria):

‘Neither Serving nor Fighting: Explaining Conscription Inside and Outside the Italian Barracks (1861-1914)’

respondent: Alessandro Saluppo (Padua)


Lorenzo Fabbri (Minnesota):

‘The Strongest Weapon: Security, Territory, Population, and Cinema’

respondent: Giulio Salvati (NYU)

12.00-13.00 Brunch


Rebecca Bauman (SUNY):

‘Masculinity and Memory in the Italian War Film’

respondent: Shelleen Greene (Wisconsin)


Coffee and roundtable discussion

Theorizing Sound Writing | In Defense of Truth

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May 2nd, 6:00pm  RSVP

What promise does sound knowledge hold for cultural analysis? How might we not only write sound but sound theory differently? In addressing these concerns, the authors in Theorizing Sound Writing also make an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge, one in which listening is the first step not only in translating sound into words, but in compassionate scholarship. As a method of inquiry, both listening and sound writing expand not only what is known but also how we come to know (and be) as public intellectuals and artisans of sounded, vibrating worlds.

Participants include:

  • Deborah Kapchan — Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
  • J. Martin Daughtry — Associate Professor of Music, New York University
  • Carol Muller — Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tomie Hahn — Associate Professor of Performance Ethnology; Director, Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Alex Waterman — Musician; Scholar; Author

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
Fifth Floor
New York, NY
United States
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Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize – 2017 Call For Entries


THE BERNHARDT PRIZE is an award of $500 given to an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people.  Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome.  The work should be published — in print or online — in a union or workers’ center publication or by an independent/freelance journalist.

TO ENTER visit

Deadline:  Tuesday August 1, 2017

The winner will be announced at the Tamiment Library on Thursday October 12, 2017, 6 – 8pm.

The award is sponsored by the New York Labor History Association • LaborArts • Metro New York Labor Communications Council • NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO • Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU’s Tamiment Library
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We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the OXFORD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM


  • The summer symposium with be held August 2–4 at St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK.


  • Alternatively, you may attend the 4–6 December 2017 meeting held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK.


  • You are welcome to present a paper on an aspect of Women’s Studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member.


  • Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.


  • The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women’s leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination.


  • See our website for suggestions on topics and abstract/registration deadlines.


  • Follow us on Twitter @OxfordSymposia3 for updates on keynote speakers and other information.


Homage to Paolo Cherchi (University of Chicago)

NYU Italian Studies & Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò 
Homage to Paolo Cherchi (University of Chicago) 
Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00 PM 
Casa Italiana Library
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY
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