This professional and academic meeting is held every year in Winter-early Spring, the best time to be in Florida. 

Our guests are invited to share their research about Italy seen as a fluid space, far from fixed and rigid stereotypes, where identities cross paths, depart and arrive, and new encounters are negotiated and shaped.

It is a symposium: we stress the Greek root syn: together. Speakers commit to the whole program and listen to each other to compare ideas. Everyone gets richer from a syn- event, a synchronic, sympathetic, synergetic confrontation.

It is organized by the FAU Italian Studies Program, in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (New York).


Recording of Friday night session. minute 1'-23' Greetings / 24'-1h29' Marco Bonfanti and Anna Godano / 1h'29-end Italians in the Americas and Beyond.

Recording Saturday first part: 1-13' Greetings / 13'-1h31' Exploration Through Study / 1h31'-2h54' Long Distance Collaborations /  2h54'-4h31' Mario Mignone Session on Italian American Firsts / 4h32'-end I World Summit of Italians in Transit (Brazil; beginning of Iceland).

Recording Saturday second part: I World Summit of Italians in Transit (Iceland, South Africa, New Zealand, Mars, Hawaii). This I Summit is particulary striking: Italian voices from the corners of the world explain their research from Icelanding ants to the mission to Mars.

it in trans 2021 1

it in trans 2021 2

it in trans 2021 3


Program 2020

Below, group pictures of the IV Symposium; write-up of the event in "La Voce," Canada's leading Italian American magazine; and the bag hand-printed by FAU Printing Club with Philippe Apatie's photograph..

 symposium 20201   symposium 2020 2 

la voce canada    bag apathie



Write-up of the 2019 Symposium in "We The Italians." Photos from 2019 edition

night dinner nick micheal 

lunch  grazia grabriele

frank lore dinner buffet  console 

console dinner table buffet  

Program 2019

Program 2018 

Program 2017