Italy in Transit

Fifth International Sympsium | Mach 19-20 | Virtual event

ZOOM:  tinyurl.com/italy-in-transit
Meeting ID 883 4756 8867
Passcode EG9fjF

 

Program

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021
5:00PM EST

Opening of the Fifth International Symposium
Greetings by
Bret Danilowicz, FAU Provost
Cristiano Musillo, Honorable Consul General of Italy in Miami

5:30PM-6:30PM EST

Italians Far and Beyond – Michele D. Serra New Italian Film Series
Chair: Ilaria Serra

Italians Who Dream of Flying:
from Tubiolo e la luna to L’uomo senza gravità

Screening – Tubiolo e la luna (10’)
Conversation with Marco Bonfanti, filmmaker and Anna Godano, producer

6:30-7:30 PM EST

Keynote Conversation
Italians in the Americas and Beyond 
Anthony Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, CUNY
Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University

7:30-8:00 PM EST Virtual Reception 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 2021
Same Zoom link

8:30-10:00 AM EST

Explorations through Study
Greetings by
Fabio De Furia, President of the Miami Scientific Italian Community
Pietro Porcella, President FATI Florida Association Teachers of Italian
Michael Horswell, Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU   Chair: Lidia Pupilli, University of Macerata

Non solo Colombo – Freya Stark, Blandina Segale, Francesco Negri, Amerigo Vespucci
Lucas Custodio, Ivanna Diaz, Valeria Falvella, Sophia Rivera, Ashley Sorato
Marianna De Tollis, AP teacher West Boca High School

A Language Lost and Found: the Italian American Language
Irene Nalesso, Martina Paganini, Sophie Settimi Vittoria Zingaro and Adriana Gallo, teachers Istituto Superiore Carlo Dell’Acqua, Legnano (Milan)

Ilaria Capua: una scienziata tra Italia e Florida
Marcela Romero, Lautano Pellegrini, Maria Estrada, Serena De Candido, AP teacher, Pembroke Pine
Q&A with the participation of virologist Ilaria Capua, University of Florida

10:00-11:30 AM EST

Long-Distance Collaborations
Chair: Myriam Ruthenberg, FAU

Mapping Italian Poetic Geography
Stanislao De Marsanich, I Parchi Letterari
Angelo Bribiesca, Domenica Diraviam, Odra Dorante, FAU

Giovanni Corona, Poet: from a Sardinian Crater to the United States
Simona Cigliana, Universitá La Sapienza, Roma

Collaborative Online International Learning to Develop Intercultural Skills
A COIL Project between FIU, Purdue and British Columbia University
Magda Novelli Pierson, Florida International University

11:30-1:00PM EST

Mario Mignone Session on Italian American Firsts
Greetings by
Tony Phillips, Italo Marcican Cultural Society/Pompano Beach Sister Cities Chair        Ryan Calabretta – Sajder, University of Arkansas, AATI President

New on the Web: “Strade dorate: Osservatorio di Cultura Italoamericana”
Valentina De Cesare, Milano and Emanuele Pettener, FAU-Writer in Residence

The First FAU Italian American Film Festival
Odra Dorante, FAU

Tom Di Salvo: The First Virtual Art Exhibit
Domenica Diraviam, FAU

Andrea Camilleri and Jerry Mangione: An Unpublished Document
Manuela Filomena, FAU and Mariolina Camilleri, Roma

1:00PM-3:00PM EST

First World Summit of Italians in Transit
Greetings by
Augusto Cavallini, Comitato Italiani all’Estero
Maria Rosa Borghi, Director of Education, Italian Consulate in Miami
Chair: Ilaria Serra, FAU

Italians in the Corners of the Universe

Painting Piazzas, Gathering Places, from the Pacific Islands to Italy
Daniela Minerbi, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Brasile italiano in salsa veneta
Gianpietro Zanatta, Comitato Dante Alighieri Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Italians in Iceland
Grétar Rúnar Skúlason, Reykjavik, Iceland

Tribute to South Africa
Corrado Passi, Cape Town, South Africa

Two Halves of the same Kiwi: Italian Language and Culture among New Zealanders of Italian Origin
Barbara Martelli, University of Auckland, New Zealand

3PM-3:40PM EST – Q&A Session across 24 Time Zones

3:40PM-4PM EST – Virtual Reception

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