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