Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture Fall Lecture Series Begins October 31

Scholars from Around the Country Share Their Work on Italian History and Culture

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 30, 2017 – The Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture at Trinity College is sponsoring a series of events during the fall 2017 semester.  Scholars from around the country will share their work on a variety of subjects relating to Italian studies. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The series will begin on Tuesday, October 31, when Jennifer Guglielmo of Smith College will present the lecture, “Recovering Lost Histories: Italian Immigrant Women’s Anarchist Feminism.” Guglielmo’s lecture will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Dangremond Family Commons.

The seminar on Thursday, November 7, will be presented in collaboration with the Department of Language and Culture Studies. Joshua King, visiting lecturer in language and cultural studies at Trinity College, will be give the lecture, “Erri de Luca & the New Italian Epic.” King’s lecture will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Mather Hall’s Alumni Lounge.

“Liberation by Emigration: Venezia-Giulia” will be presented on Thursday, November 16, by Luke Gramith, of West Virginia University. The seminar is funded by the Trinity College Research Grant in Modern Italian History. The lecture will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Mather Hall’s Alumni Lounge.

The final event of the fall 2017 series will be held on Tuesday, November 28, in collaboration with the Department of Language and Culture Studies. Francesco Marco Aresu of Wesleyan University will present the lecture, “Boccaccio between Materiality & Textuality.” The lecture will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Mather Hall’s Alumni Lounge.

For more information about the Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture or its lecture series, please visit www.cbendowment.org.