Barbieri Endowment Brings Three Lectures on Italian Culture to Trinity

Susan Zuccotti’s Return to Trinity Kicks Off Series of Lectures in April

Hartford, CT, April 1, 2015 – The Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture has supported many exciting lectures on Italian culture in the years since its founding. This April, the endowment adds three more, leading with scholar Susan Zuccotti’s return to Trinity.

On Wednesday, April 1, at 4:15 p.m., Zuccotti will deliver a lecture co-sponsored by the Barbieri Endowment and Trinity’s Jewish studies program called “A Fresh look at Pope Pius XII, the Holocaust, and Rescue in Italy.” The lecture will be held at the Zachs Hillel House, at 74 Vernon Street. Zuccotti, an independent scholar and author of Under His Very Windows, taught a seminar at Trinity about the Holocaust and, in 2001, participated in a landmark debate on campus about the Holocaust that was televised on C-SPAN.

A second lecture, “Seeds of the Italian Landscape,” by Joseph Simcox, The Botanical Explorer, is scheduled for April 21 at 4:15 p.m. in the Washington Room, Mather Hall. Closing out the month is a lecture by Yannay Spitzer of Brown University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. On April 27 at 4:15 p.m., Spitzer will present his lecture, “The Mass Migrations of Italians and Jews to America: New Evidence on Who and Why,” in the Life Science Center’s Boyer Auditorium. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.