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Scholarly Networks, April 16-18, 2015

The Virtual Humanities Lab in the Department of Italian Studies, hosted an international colloquium entitled Scholarly Networks and the Emerging Platforms for Humanities Research & Publication in the Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library from Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18, 2015. The three-day colloquium, organized in collaboration with the Center for Digital Scholarship in the Brown University Library, and DARIAH-Italy (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and the Humanities),  explored the new types of scholarly output produced when scholars use digital methods to collaborate on, annotate and visualize traditional materials. Full program.

On March 16-20 The Italian Studies Department and the Malcolm S. Forbes for Culture and Media Studies, in collaboration with the Cineteca of Bologna presented the second edition of Cinema Ritrovato on Tour  

Cinema Ritrovato on Tour 2015Cinema Ritrovato on Tour 2015

My Italian SecretMy Italian Secret

Screening followed by panel discussion with Oscar nominated director Oren Jacoby '77. Free PIZZA.

Commencement 2014: congratulations to our graduates!

Commencement 2014: Mauro Resmini, Ph.D.Commencement 2014: Mauro Resmini, Ph.D.
Elena Daniele and Mauro Resmini were awarded their Ph.D. degrees in Italian and Integrative Studies at Brown Sesquicentennial Commencement, on May 25. Three concentrators, Arianna Geneson, Erica Leon and Brian Moore, were awarded their Bachelor of Arts degrees in Italian Studies.

Prof. Riva honored

Consul of Italy in Boston G. Pastorelli and Prof. RivaConsul of Italy in Boston G. Pastorelli and Prof. Riva
In a ceremony hosted by the Dean of the Faculty and held at the John Carter Brown Library on May 22, the Consul General of Italy in Boston, Giuseppe Pastorelli, presented Prof. Massimo Riva with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in the rank of Ufficiale, bestowed by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. 

Extra Extra Large Art: Conservation Treatment of the Garibaldi Panorama. 

Large objects are not usually a challenge for the Northeast Document Conservation Center’s conservation lab. The Center’s facility is equipped with specialized sinks and work tables that accommodate even very large objects, such as wall maps, posters, wallpaper, architectural drawings, works of art on paper, and other oversize materials. NEDCC’s paper conservators recently worked on a project that could be classified as EXTRA EXTRA large. The Garibaldi Panorama is among the longest paintings in the world, measuring 260 feet long and 4½ feet high. From the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the John Hay Library of Brown University, the two-sided work of art on paper depicts the life story of Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi, who played a major role in the unification of Italy...[read more]

 Spring 2014 Events:

Nine-year-old Giorgio De Chirico and seven-year-old Alberto Savinio (De Chirico)Nine-year-old Giorgio De Chirico and seven-year-old Alberto Savinio (De Chirico)

Lecture by Gilles Pécout (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) - in collaboration with the Modern Greek Studies Program:

"The Last Romantics in the Mediterranean: Italian Volunteers in Greece During the War of 1897

Tuesday, April 22, 5:30PM, Rhode Island Hall 108 -  


The Pope and MussoliniThe Pope and MussoliniFeb. 26, "The Pope and Mussolini," presentation of David Kertzer's new book, at the Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street - Joukowsky Forum, 5PM




March 7-8Chiasmi, Brown-Harvard Graduate Students Conference: "Memories: Tradition and Revision, Amnesia and Retrieval" 

Past Events (selected):

Boccaccio AfterLife Award, 23 November, 2013Boccaccio AfterLife Award, 23 November, 2013 Conference on the State of Italy, 29-30 October, 2013Conference on the State of Italy, 29-30 October, 2013
Boccaccio AfterLife Award The State of Italy
Jazz with Andrea Marcelli, 10 October, 2013Jazz with Andrea Marcelli, 10 October, 2013 Verdi on Verdi, 8 October, 2013Verdi on Verdi, 8 October, 2013
Jazz Concert Verdi on Verdi
Paolo Rosa and Studio Azzurro, Living Images, October 2012Paolo Rosa and Studio Azzurro, Living Images, October 2012 Music Between Nation and Form: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and the Boundaries of Italianità, September 2012Music Between Nation and Form: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and the Boundaries of Italianità, September 2012
Paolo Rosa and Studio Azzurro Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Music Between Nation and Form