History & culture

La Scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” of New York and IB World School Invites Alumni to Come Back to School

March 2021 |
La scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” invita tutti gli ex-alunni diplomati ad unirsi in un'organizzazione nuova, formata recentemente. La scuola Guglielmo Marconi ha creato un’associazione per i suoi alunni con l’obiettivo di creare un network e...

Not Everyone is Irish On St. Patrick’s Day

March 2021 |
Let me start by saying that I have no animosity towards the Irish. Even though my first wife was Irish, I hold no grudge against all of those from the Emerald Isle. I even think that Lucky Charms are magically delicious. However, I am not Irish...

NIAF Launches the Fauci Fellowships Program for Postdoctoral Research

March 2021 |
In Honor of the Nation’s Top Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that applications are now open for the Fauci Fellowships, inaugurated in recognition of Dr. Anthony S....

Words and Images: The Inspiration of Dante in 19th Century Art

March 2021 |
Quest’anno, festeggiamo il settecentesimo anniversario della morte del gran poeta italiano, Dante Alighieri. Le opere di Dante sono rispettate come le migliore perché usò tante parole visuali. Ci furono tanti artisti che dipinsero le scene...

Italian Love

February 2021 |
They say Italians did not invent love, we just perfected it. We can, however, take credit for inventing Valentine’s Day. Now, I will admit although the cynical assertion that the holiday was started by chocolatiers, florists and greeting card...

"We Cannot Live Without Tradition"

February 2021 |
The History of Italian Knife Masters In a small village north of Florence, Tuscany, a family of master craftsmen has been continuing the artisan tradition of knife production for 5 generations (since 1895) without interruption.  It is an...

Different Empires and the Italian Language

January 2021 |
In our October 2020 issue, we left off with Italy's control under the Lombard. They tried multiple times and in different ways to insert themselves in the territory’s culture with the support from the powerful Catholic Church. Unfortunately, this...

Preserving Italian Heritage in America

January 2021 |
Quest’articolo parla del gruppo: American Italian Heritage Association. Nel 1979, il professore Philip DiNuovo invitò un gruppo di professori italiani per discutere come avrebbero potuto mantenere la storia italiana e la loro eredità italiana qui...

The Logic of Italian Women

December 2020 |
What do Matilda of Canossa, Tullia d’Aragona and Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia have in common? Each left an indelible mark on the history of Italy. In 1076, Matilda, widowed at 30, inherited the Tuscan properties of her paternal grandfather, the...
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