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May 7: Concert
Contemporary Italian Music
Jay Campbell, cello

Apr 22: Book presentation
Maristella de Panizza Lorch: Beyond Gibraltar
Press Release

Apr 18: Workshop
The Antiquarians: Who Were They? Elizabeth A.R. Brown (CUNY, emerita), David Freedberg (Columbia), Anthony Grafton (Princeton), Peter Miller (Bard Graduate Center), Irina Oryshkevich (Columbia), Nancy Siraisi (Hunter College and the Graduate Center CUNY, emerita), Will Stenhouse (Yeshiva), Ginette Vagenheim (U. de Rouen) and Carolyn Yerkes (Columbia). Organizers: Anthony Grafton and Ginette Vagenheim

Apr 10: Holocaust Remembrance Symposium
Gender and Anti-Semitism: Women's Rights Yesterday and Today
Victoria de Grazia (Columbia), Yasmine Ergas (Columbia), Elissa Bemporad (Queens College CUNY)
Poster | Press Release

Apr 4: Symposium
Iconoclasms: In honor of Francesco Pellizzi
To honor his work on behalf of the journal Res and his intellectual and cultural contributions to Columbia University and New York City. With Zoe Strother (Columbia), Joseph Koerner (Harvard), David Freedberg (Columbia), Jonathan Hay (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU), Finbarr Barry Flood (Institute of Fine Arts; NYU).
Program | Poster

Mar 11-12: Film Series
Selected Works by Aryan Kaganof
Italian opera in South Africa; Harlem's "Last Poets"; labor strikes; and musical satire: these topics and more in films by the South African independent filmmaker; with an appearance by Mr. Kaganof. Co-sponsored by Columbia University's Heyman Center for the Humanities, Institute for African Studies, Department of Art History and Archaeology, and School of the Arts M.A. in Film Studies Program
The Films | Press Release | Website

Mar 6: Lecture
Lorenzo Da Ponte in America
Edmund White (Italian Academy Fellow) in conversation with Academy Director David Freedberg

Mar 5: Concert
Giacinto Scelsi and others Frances-Marie Uitti, cello
Book presentation: Music as Dream: Essays on Giacinto Scelsi: Franco Sciannameo and Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini, editors

Feb 26: Roundtable Discussion
Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe at The Guggenheim. The Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies hosts a discussion on the exhibit and Futurism more broadly. With Giovanna Ginex, Independent Art Historian; Romy Golan, Italian Academy Fellow and Professor of Art History, Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center; Vivien Greene, Chief Curator for Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Guggenheim Museum; Marianne Lamonaca, Associate Gallery Director and Chief Curator, Bard Graduate Center; Adrian Lyttelton, Professor of European Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; Christine Poggi, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Criticism, University of Pennsylvania; Lucia Re, Professor of Italian, University of California, Los Angeles. Moderated by Ernest Ialongo, Chair, Seminar in Modern Italian Studies.
Press Reviews: Domus | La Voce NY

Feb 6-7: Symposium
The Default Mode Network and its role in aesthetics and creativity Randy Buckner (Harvard), Felicity Callard (Durham U.), Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine), Rex Jung (U. of New Mexico), Bill Kelley (Dartmouth), Daniel Margulies (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig), Marcus Raichle (Washington U. School of Medicine), Yvette Sheline (UPenn), Nathan Spreng (Cornell), and Edward A. Vessel (NYU). Keynote speech at NYU on Feb 6; day-long conference at the Italian Academy on Feb 7. Organizers: David Freedberg (Italian Academy), G. Gabrielle Starr andEdward A. Vessel (NYU). Co-sponsor: NYU's College of Arts and Science
Website | Video
Press Report: The Beautiful Brain

Dec 9-10: Lecture
Luca Giuliani (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin - Institute of Advanced Study; Humboldt Universität)
Dec 9: Images of Myth and Images of Life: On the Use and Abuse of Common Dichotomy
Dec 10, with Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca): Socrates as a Satyr: a Conundrum in the History of Greek Portraiture
Poster | Press Release

Dec 6-7: Conference
Liberty and Conflict: Machiavelli on Politics and Power
Organized by David Johnston and Nadia Urbinati, Dept. of Political Science, Columbia. Participants: , Jérémie Barthas (Queen Mary, U. of London), Michele Battini (U. di Pisa), Erica Benner (Yale), Thomas Berns (U. Libre de Bruxelles), Philip C. Bobbit (Columbia), Jo Ann Cavallo (Columbia), Benedetto Fontana (Baruch College, CUNY), Marie Gaille (Paris - CNRS), Marco Geuna (U di Milano), Giovanni Giorgini (U. di Bologna), Carlo Invernizzi Accetti (Italian Academy Fellow) , Turkuler Isiksel (Columbia), Andreas Kalyvas (The New School for Social Research), Filippo Del Lucchese (Brunel U.), Bernard Manin (NYU), Harvey Mansfield (Harvard), John P. McCormick (U. of Chicago), Thierry Ménissier (U. de Grenoble), Michael Mosher (U. of Tulsa), Gloria Origgi (Italian Academy Fellow), Pasquale Pasquino (NYU), Paul Rahe (Hillsdale College), Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, U. of London), Camila Vergara (Columbia) Sponsors: Department of Political Science, Columbia; The Embassy of Italy, Washington D.C.; Columbia Seminar on Studies in Political and Social Thought; The Heyman Center for Humanities, Columbia

Nov 13: Concert
Night Scenes from the Ospedale
By Robert Honstein. With the Sebastian Chamber Players. A suite interleaved
with Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico (1711)
With a reading by poet Sarah Arvio
Poster | Interview

Oct 30: Concert
Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano
Performing his own arrangements of Capriccio by Richard Strauss and
La Traviataby Giuseppe Verdi (premiere).
Poster | Interview

Oct 15, 22, 29: Film Series
Early Epics, Silent Divas: Italian Cinema 1909–1925
October 15: Inferno (F. Bertolini, G. de Liguoro, A. Padovan); The Crippled Devil (L. Maggi);
October 22: Diva Dolorosa (P. Delpeut); Lea and the Ball of Wool; Miracle Waters (E. Rodolfi);
October 29: Maciste (L. R. Borgnetto, V. Denizot); Maciste all'Inferno (G. Brignone).
Each screening preceded by a brief talk on silent film.
Poster | Press Release

Oct 16: Concert
Cygnus Ensemble
New music by Peyman Farzinpour, Georg Friedrich Haas,
Giacomo Manzoni, and Daniele Venturi

Oct. 2-3: Conference
Nanotechnology and Sustainability: New Research in Italy and the United States
James Yardley (Columbia); Alberto Morgante (CNR-IOM and Univ. of Trieste); Tony Heinz (Columbia); Vittorio Pelligrini (CNR-Nano and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Co-sponsors: The Columbia Energy Frontier Research Center; The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University; The Embassy of Italy; Melchionna & Gondolfo, LLP
Press Comments l Website

Sept. 26: Prime Minister's Visit
Presidente del Consiglio Enrico Letta of Italy at Columbia's World Leaders Forum, introduced by Prof. David Freedberg; and then at a news conference in the Italian Academy
Press Coverage: Associated Press

Sept. 25: Reading
Giacomo Leopardi's "Zibaldone"
Celebrating the publication of the book's first complete translation into English With Susan Bernofsky, Michael Caesar, Franco D'Intino, Lee Froehlich, Jonathan Galassi, Nicola Gardini, Ann Goldstein, Adam Kirsch, Dorothea Lasky, Joseph Luzzi, Paul Muldoon, and Paolo Valesio
Press Release l Poster


Jun 17–19: Workshop
XENON1T Collaboration Meeting on Dark Matter
Organizer: Elena Aprile
Co-sponsors: Dept. of Physics and Nevis Lab, Columbia; National Science Foundation

May 8: Concert
Oscar Bianchi, Marco Stroppa, Salvatore Sciarrino, Giuseppe Tartini
and a world premiere by Jason Eckardt
Miranda Cuckson, violin, with Blair McMillen, piano

May 1: Concert
The E.R. Lorch Memorial Recital
Emanuele Torquati, piano
Music of Beethoven, Busoni, Fedele, Filidei, Maestri and Scarlatti

Apr. 26: Workshop
The Renaissance and the History of the World
On the often conflicting Renaissance narratives of the
origin and history of the world;
William Connell (Seton Hall), David Freedberg (Columbia),
Anthony Grafton (Princeton), Pamela Smith (Columbia)
Organizer: Ivano Dal Prete (Academy Fellow)

Apr. 24: Lecture
The 2013 James Beck Memorial Lecture
"Morality and Movement in Renaissance Art"
David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, Columbia, and Director of the Italian Academy
Co-Sponsor: ArtWatch International

Apr. 10: Lecture
Rethinking Macroeconomics: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It
Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University). A part of the conference "Bounded Rationality Updated," organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York and The International Herbert A. Simon Society

Apr 8: Exhibition
Cambodia, The Memory Workshop: Artworks by Vann Nath, Séra, and Emerging Cambodian Artists. Part of the "Season of Cambodia" Festival. Organizers: Pierre Bayard and Soko Phay-Vakalis (of University of Paris 8).
Co-sponsors: Maison Française, Columbia; University of Paris 8; The School of the Arts, Columbia.
Poster | Press Release | Video

Apr 4: Workshop
Gianmario Borio, the second Compagnia di San Paolo /
Italian Academy Distinguished Visiting Professor
Historiography and Ethnography: Two Perspectives on Musical Facts
With Joseph Auner (Tufts), Stephen Blum (CUNY), and Martin Scherzinger (NYU)
Press Release

Mar 26: Exhibition
Francesco Arena and Anna Franceschini
Winners of the Premio New York, the scholarship program for emerging Italian artists
Co-sponsors: The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of NY
Poster | Press Release

Mar 12: Discussion
Shaping the Brain: How genes, emotions, and the arts shape perception
Frances Champagne, David Freedberg, Kevin Ochsner; moderated by Michael Shadlen (all of Columbia)
Co-sponsor; the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia
Poster | Video

Mar 7-8: Conference
Ravenna and the traditions of late antique and early Byzantine craftsmanship:
Culture, labor and the economy

Organizer: Salvatore Cosentino (University of Bologna, former Academy
Fellow) Co-sponsor: University of Bologna

Feb 28: Lecture
Gianmario Borio, the second Compagnia di San Paolo /
Italian Academy Distinguished Visiting Professor
The End of Exoticism or The Infiltration of the Other into Western Art Music -
Boulez, Debussy, Kagel, Varèse and the Development of Musical Thought
Press Release | Poster | Video

Feb 20: Concert
Works by Vivaldi, Geminiani, Porpora, Locatelli, and Couperin
Krista Bennion-Feeney, violin, with the Four Nations Ensemble
Press Release | Video

Feb 18: Lecture
"Italy's Future: Reform or Decline?"
Francesco Giavazzi (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research, Università Bocconi)
Co-sponsor: Program for Economic Research, Columbia

Feb 7: Symposium
Holocaust Remembrance: "The Unfit": Disability under Nazism and Fascism
Speakers: Patricia Heberer, Susan Bachrach (both of Holocaust Memorial Museum), David Forgacs (New York University)
Press Release | Poster | Video

Jan 24: Exhibition

Dec 13-15: Concert
Così Faran Tutti
World Premiere of a new Italian opera by
American composerJonathan Dawe
Commissioned by the Italian Academy
Poster | Press Release

Dec 5: Conference
The Future of the Western Liberal Order: The Case of Italy
A conference of the Transatlantic Academy and the Italian Academy, with support from the Alliance Program, Columbia University.
With David Freedberg (Director, Italian Academy); Stephen Szabo (Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy); Emiliano Alessandri (German Marshall Fund); Bill Emmot ("The Economist"); Alexander Stille (Columbia); James Newell (University of Salford, UK); Gianfranco Pasquino (Transatlantic Academy; Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center; University of Bologna); Charles Sabel (Columbia); Maurizio Molinari ("La Stampa"); Richard Youngs (Transatlantic Academy; "FRIDE"): Nadia Urbinati (Columbia); Paolo Mancini (University of Perugia); Karin Deutsch Karlekar (Freedom House); Gábor Halmai (Transatlantic Academy; Princeton); Jan-Werner Müller (Princeton)

Dec 4: Italy at Columbia Lectures
Neslihan Senocak
Crime and Punishment in Medieval Italy
Press Release

Nov 30: Concert
The Petrarch Project
Suzanne Farrin and ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Poster | Press Release | Pre-Concert Presentation Video | Video of the Concert

Nov 26: Lecture
The Edward Said Memorial Lecture
W. J. T. Mitchell (University of Chicago)
Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture
Co-sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities

Nov 3: Concert
Monteverdi's Madrigals of Love and War
Poster | Website | Video

Oct 25: Italy at Columbia Lectures
Susan Boynton
The Beginning of Opera in Italy
Poster | Press Release

Oct 23: Reading
Roberto Calasso
La Folie Baudelaire
Introduced by Richard Howard
Poster | Press Release

Oct 1: Italy at Columbia Lecturesv
Holger A. Klein
The Art and Architecture of Ravenna: From Galla Placidia to Theodoric


Center for the Ancient Mediterranean and Seminar in Modern Italy events
May 9: Concert
AMP New Music
Music by Gregory Cornelius, Luigi Nono, and Giacinto Scelsi
With Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble
Poster | Press Release

May 4: Concert
Early music group
Monteverdi Solos and Duets
With Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, sopranos; Daniel S. Lee and Alexander Woods, violins; Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg, lutes; Avi Stein, harpsichord
Poster | Website

Apr 27 - 28: Conference
Beyond Italy and New Spain: Itineraries for an Iberian Art History (1440-1640)
Organizers: Michael Cole (Dept. of Art History, Columbia); Alessandra Russo (Dept. of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia)
Website | Poster | Video

Apr 24: Italy at Columbia Lectures
Richard Howard
Calvino's Stories of Love and Loneliness
Press Release | Poster | Video

Mar 25: Concert
Emanuele Arciuli, piano
Music by Beethoven, Berg, Marcello Panni, and Giacinto Scelsi
Poster | Press Release | Video

Mar 23: Film Screening
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
A documentary film by Bruno Wollheim, and discussion with the filmmaker.

Mar 21: Lecture
Inaugural Lecture
Anna Ottani Cavina, the first Compagnia di San Paolo
Italian Academy Distinguished Visiting Professor
Inventing the Landscape: Italy and Painters from Thomas Jones to Corot Poster | Press Release | Video

Mar 4: Concert
Music by Helmut Lachenmann, Luigi Nono, and Arnold Schoenberg.
With Steve Beck, Miranda Cuckson, and guest narrator Paula Robison
Poster | Press Release | Video

Feb 28: Italy at Columbia Lectures
Joel Kaye
The Growth of the Italian Communes in the Medieval Period

Feb 22: Italy at Columbia Lectures
Anna Ottani Cavina, the first Compagnia di San Paolo
Italian Academy Distinguished Visiting Professor
Living in the Ancient Style: Villa Albani and the projection of an
antiquarian dream


Feb 9 through May 17: Opening Reception and Exhibition
The Silent Strength of Liu Xia
Co-sponsored by The Alliance Program, Columbia University, and the Ville
de Boulogne-Billancourt
Selected Press Comments | Poster | Press Release

Feb 2: Symposium
Holocaust Remembrance: "Unnatural Indecency":
Sexuality and Homosexuality during Nazism and Fascism

Speakers: Edward Phillips (US Holocaust Memorial Museum),
Elizabeth Leake (Columbia)
Poster | Press Release | Video

Dec 11: Concert
Liszt In Italy
Kariné Poghosyan, piano
Années de Pèlerinage, Book Two: Italie
Poster | Press Release | Video

Dec 9: Conference
Brainbeat: Frontiers in the Neuroscience of Music
Recent neuroscience on music's therapeutic and rehabilitative potential. With scientists from the New York area and beyond: György Buzsáki, Steven Frucht, John Iversen, Lutz Jäncke, Nina Kraus, Isabelle Peretz, Gottfried Schlaug, Sarah Woolley, and Robert Zatorre.
Website | Poster | Video

Dec 5: Symposium
Italy and the World Economy
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy
With Columbia Professors Edmund S. Phelps, Charles F. Sabel, and Nadia Urbinati; Fabrizio Saccomanni, Director General, Banca d'Italia, and Gianni Toniolo, Professor of Economics, LUISS & Duke Universities
Sponsored by Banca d'Italia
Poster | Press Release | Video

Nov 19: Fall Concert Series
A concert of chamber music by Nino Rota
In honor of the centenary of his birth
With Emanuele Arciuli, David Fulmer, Carol McGonnell, Chris Gross, and Fiona Kelly
Poster | Video

Oct. 21: Fall Concert Series
Madrigals and Metamorphoses
Works for unaccompanied voices by Carlo Gesualdo, Elliott Carter, Carl Bettendorf, Johannes Schoellhorn, Martin Iddon, and Peter Ablinger
Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble: Jeffrey Gavett, Director

Oct. 18 through Nov. 23: Opening Reception and Exhibition
Amy Bedik
"Figure and Ground"
Website | Poster | Press Release

Oct 9: Fall Concert Series
Ascoli Ensemble
Music in Italy: 1350-1450
Led by Sasha Zamler-Carhar. U.S. premiere of music from medieval Italian manuscript and vocal works from 1350-1450.

Oct 5: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Oct 5: Elaine Sisman, "Truth and Lies in Mozart's Don Giovanni"
Nov 1: Teodolinda Barolini, "The Sixth Day of the Decameron: The Triumph of the Word"
Nov 28: Kristina Milnor, "Women in Pompeii"

Sept 30: Exhibit
Pietro Reviglio: Cinematography of Urban Madness
Poster | Press Release (English) | Press Release (Italian)

Sept 18: Fall Concert Series
The Klimt Quartet
Piano Quartets by Mahler, Schumann and Brahms
Quartetto Klimt: Matteo Fossi, piano; Duccio Ceccanti, violin; Edoardo Rosadini, viola; Alice Gabbiani, cello
Poster | Press Release


Center for the Ancient Mediterranean and Seminar in Modern Italy events
Sept 30 - Oct 1: Conference
Shrinking Cities, Smaller Cities: Modern Crisis or New Path to Prosperity?
Is Smaller Really Better?
Organized by Kenneth Jackson (Columbia), Maurizio Vaudagna (Univ. Piemonte Orientale), Lisa Keller (SUNY Purchase)

Oct 5: Symposium
Vittorio Gallese (University of Parma)
The Body in Aesthetic Experience: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Poster | Press Release | Video (Courtesy of Mel Berkowitz)

Oct 6: Concert
The Italian Harpsichord
Andrew Appel, harpsichordist
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release | Video

Oct 15-17: World Premiere
Cracked Orlando
A new opera by American composer Jonathan Dawe
With Anthony Roth Costanzo, Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie, Hai-Ting Chinn, and Karim Sulayman
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release | Video

Oct 18: Lecture
Ernst van de Wetering (Rembrandt Research Project)
Rembrandt: Studio Practice and Art Theory
Co-sponsors: Columbia University Departments of Art History and History;
the Queen Wilhelmina Chair in Dutch Studies

Oct 19: Lecture-Recital
Italian Castrati
Anthony Roth Costanzo
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release | Video

Oct 22: Workshop
From the Republics of Virtue to the Republic of Parties
The Transformation of Republicanism in Modern and Contemporary Italy
Organized by Nadia Urbinati (Columbia) in collaboration with the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, The Columbia Seminar of Italian Studies, and The European Institute of Columbia University
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

Oct 22: Italian Poetry Review
Critica Militante:
A Round Table in Italian on the Role of the Literary Critic in Contemporary Society

Oct 25: Conference
The Future Roles of Cutting-Edge Methods in the Study and Treatment of Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
Organized by David Shaffer (Columbia), Brad Peterson (Columbia), Bennett Leventhal (NYU), Ernesto Caffo (Univ. of Modena & Reggio Emilia)

Oct 26-Nov 23: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Oct. 26: Vittoria Di Palma, "Naples and Natural History on the Grand Tour"
Nov. 8: David Rosand, "Ut pictor poeta: Titian's Early Mythologies"
Nov. 23: Francesco Benelli, "The Architecture of Michelangelo"
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release

Nov 3: Concert
The Italian Harpsichord
Andrew Appel, harpsichordist
Thomas Cooley, tenor
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release | Video

Nov 10: Reading
To celebrate the publication of Jonathan Galassi's new translation of
Giacomo Leopardi's Canti.
With Jonathan Galassi, Richard Howard, Mark Strand, Paolo Valesio, and Shirley Hazzard
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Video

Dec 1: Concert
The Italian Harpsichord
Andrew Appel, pianoforte
Krista Bennion Feeney, violin
Loretta O'Sullivan, cello
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release | Video

Dec 3: Conference
Neurotechniques: New Approaches to Understanding Mind, Brain and Behavior
Organized by Franco Pestilli (Columbia)
Website | Poster | Video

Dec 5: Concert
Italian flutist Matteo Cesari
Works for unaccompanied flute by Salvatore Sciarrino
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release | Video

Dec 6: Off-Site Exhibition
Premio New York
Pietro Ruffo and Marinella Senatore
Poster | Press Release

Feb 1: Symposium
Holocaust Remembrance: "Racially Inferior":
Roma, Sinti and Other Holocaust Victims

Krista Hegburg (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies), Rob Kushen (Executive Director, European Roma Rights Centre)
Poster | Press Release | Video

Feb 2, Apr 2: Concert
Three 2nds with Lucy Shelton
Vocal chamber music with soprano Lucy Shelton and friends
Works By Benson, Berio, Birtwistle, Carter, Dallapiccola, Feldman, Fiocco, Gabrielli, Messiaen , Scelsi and Sciarrino
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release | Video | Review

Feb 15 - March 31: Exhibit
Beatrice Pediconi: Untitled
Poster | Press Release
Advance Press | Website

March 9: Jazz Concert
Improvvisatore Involontario in NYC
Guitarist Marco Cappelli (MMP Columbia) presents Italian avant-garde jazz artists:
Improvvisatore Involontario All Stars - Special Guests: Cristina Zavalloni & Mauro Pagani
1- Heimweh duo / 2 - Tetraktys guitar quartet / 3 - Francesco Cusa conducts Naked Musicians
Further info available only at press@improvvisatoreinvolontario.com Website

March 23: Literary Event
New Italian authors Silvia Avallone, Giuseppe Catozzella, and Barbara Di Gregorio
Rizzoli Fiction Editor Michele Rossi
Co-sponsored by the Dante Alighieri Society of NY and the Consulate General of Italy in NY
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of NY and with the Capri Awards Foundation

Mar 28-Apr 26: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Mar 28: Michael Cole, "Art in Italy: 1560-1570: Decorum, Order & Reform"
Apr 18: Carmela Franklin, "History and Politics in the Book of the Popes"
Apr 26: Elizabeth Leake, "Screening the Anti-Fascist Resistance"
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release

March 25: Conference
Negotiating the Enlightenment: Kant, Gramsci, Education and Women
Organizer: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia)
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Website | Poster | Video of the Conference: Part 1 | Video: Part 2 | Video: Part 3

March 30: Lecture
The Shadow of Light: Leonardo's Mind by Candlelight
Paolo Galluzzi (Director, Museo Galileo, Florence)
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release

April 6-May 3: Exhibition Reception and Booksigning
Pietro Reviglio: Cinematography of Urban Madness
Poster | Website
Press Release (English)
Press Release (Italian)

April 29: Conference
Boccaccio: Philologist and Philosopher
Co-organizers: Teodolinda Barolini (Columbia) & H. Wayne Storey (Indiana University)
Co-sponsors: The Italian Department, The Thomas Da Ponte Lecture Series
(Columbia University); The College Arts and Humanities Institute (Indiana University)
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Details

May 6: Conference
Gramsci Revisited: A Conference in Memory of John M. Cammett
Organized by Mary Gibson (John Jay College, CUNY), & John Davis (U. of Connecticut).
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Seminar on Modern Italy, Journal of Modern Italian Studies,
Seminars Office, and the Italian Academy
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

May 13 and 14: World Premiere
Invisible Cities
An Opera by Christopher Cerrone
Based on the novel by Italo Calvino
1861-2011: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
Poster | Press Release



Sept 26: Concert
“The Real, The Symbolic, and The Imaginary”
Acousmatic & Computer Music
Appearance by Luigi Ceccarelli; works by Ceccarelli and others
Sponsored by Federazione CEMAT-SONORA, Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, NYU Department of Music, and others
Press release

Sept 29-Oct 20: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Sept 29: Joseph Patterson on “The Crime of Galileo”
Oct 20: Paolo Valesio on “Le Futuriste”

Oct 7-Dec 2: Concert Series
Oct 7: Emanuele Arciuli, piano
Nov 4: Miranda Cuckson, violin
Dec 2: Alex Lipowski, percussion
Poster | Press release

Oct 27: Book Presentation
Teodolinda Barolini (Columbia) and Fabio Finotti (U. Penn) discussing Dante’s
"Rime: Giovanili e Della Vita Nuova"
Co-sponsored by the Italian Dept., Columbia University

Nov 9: Brief Lectures
Balzan Prize winners Enrico Bombieri (Institute for Advanced Study)
on Math; Wallace Broecker (Columbia) on Climate Change; Thomas
Nagel (NYU) on Moral Philosophy
Press Release

Nov 11: Performance
Honoring the centennial year of Italian Futurism
Featured in Performa09 and developed in residence at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center
Press Release | Website

Nov 12: Conference at Columbia
"Beyond Futurism: F.T. Marinetti, Writer"
A two-day international symposium (continued on Nov 13 at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York)
Organized by Paolo Valesio (Columbia) and the Department of Italian, Columbia
Poster | Website

Nov 20: Conference
Myth in Etruria: Images and Inscriptions
Organized by Larissa Bonfante (NYU) and Francesco de Angelis (Columbia)
(continuing Nov 21, off-site, at Columbia’s Dept. of Art History & Archaeology)
Poster | Press Release

Dec 9: Readings, Video, and Discussion
“Translating Italian Poetry”
With Milo de Angelis and Susan Stewart Organized by the Italian Poetry Review in cooperation with the Italian Academy, Columbia’s Department of Italian, and Barnard’s Translation Across the Disciplines Initiative, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation

Dec 7: Premio New York Exhibition
Artists Salvatore Arancio and Alice Cattaneo. Scholarship program for emerging Italian artists; co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. (At the International Studio & Curatorial Program [ISCP] in Brooklyn) Co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Poster | Press Release

Dec 10: Premio Napoli World Literature Prize
Special Prize awarded to poet John Ashbery
With a talk by Charles Simic
Poster | Press Release | Press Review

Feb 11-Mar 10: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Feb 11: Christia Mercer on Galileo's "The Assayer"
Feb 23: Francesco de Angelis on Triumphant Arts in Rome
Mar 10: James Shapiro on Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra"
Poster | Press Release

Feb 16: Symposium
Holocaust Remembrance: “Rome’s Jewish Ghetto”
Kenneth Stow (University of Haifa), Irina Oryshkevich (Columbia)
Poster | Press Release | Video

Mar 2: Symposium
Next Stop on the High Line: The Trento Tunnel Project
Jeffrey Schnapp (Stanford Humanities Lab) presents an unprecedented urban reclamation project with Elisabeth Terragni (Studio Terragni Architetti; CUNY) and others.
Abitare magazine: "year's most innovative design"
Photos | Press Release | Poster | Video

Mar 11-12: Conference
"The Power of Space: cities in Late Medieval/Early Modern Italy & Northern Europe"
Sponsors: Nederlandse Taalunie; IAP Project funded by the Federal Science Policy of
Belgium; Univ. Paris-Sorbonne
Organized by Martha Howell (Columbia)
Poster | Program | Abstracts

Mar 10-May 5: Concert Series
The Grand Tour Orchestra; Charles Brink, Artistic Director
Mar 10: Paisiello and Metastasio's "Passione del Gesu' Cristo"
Apr 7: Jommelli's "Lamentations"
May 5: Concertos by Vivaldi and Galuppi
Poster | Press Release

Mar 29: Concert
Talea Ensemble presents "Suggestioni: Out of Italy." World Premieres by Gardella and Vanoni; US Premieres by Franceschini, Gervasoni, and Nieder; and works by Billone and Francesconi

Apr 16: Conference
For a Dangerous Pedagogy: A Manifesto for Italian American Studies
Part of a four-day conference. Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center, Hofstra University; Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU

Apr 23: Premio New York Exhibition
Artists Meris Angioletti and Luca Trevisani. Scholarship program for emerging Italian artists; co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. (At the Italian Cultural Institute.)
Co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Poster | Press Release | Trevisani Gallery

Apr 29: Conference
Americordo: Italy, Exile, and the New World after the Racial Laws of 1938
Organized by the Centro Primo Levi

Apr 30: Conference
Un poeta sperso tra gli uomini: Antonio Barolini tra Italia e America
Organized by Paolo Valesio & Nicola Di Nino, Columbia
Co-sponsors: Italian Poetry Review; Dept. of Italian, Columbia;
Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, Fordham;
Accademia Olimpica di Vicenza
Poster | Press Release

Apr 30: Lecture
Prof. Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament:
"After Lisbon: a Strengthened European Parliament in the Transatlantic Partnership"
Co-sponsors: UN European Union Delegation; Columbia-Paris
Alliance Program; European Institute; School of International and Public Affairs;
Accademia Olimpica di Vicenza



  Academy Fellows Speaking Elsewhere
Spring 2009
  Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies
Spring 2009
Sept 25-Oct 9: Exhibition
Photography: Mastros by Daniela Zedda
Part of the "Sardegna in NY" events
Opening reception lecture by Prof. Gabriella Da Re
Poster | Press release

Sept 29-Nov 25: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Sept 29: Lynn Garafola, "The Post-Romantic Ballet: Spectacle, Virtuosity, and the Italian Ballerina"
Oct 20: David Rosand, "Figuring the Renaissance: Leonardo, Dürer, Michelangelo and their Scholars"
Nov 25: Richard Howard, "Ronald Firbank and the Powers of Frivolity"
Poster | Press release

Oct 1-Dec 3: Concert Series
The Grand Tour Orchestra
Oct 1: Haydn and Jommelli; with Christine Brandes, soprano, Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano.
Nov 5: Telemann and Galuppi; with Sari Gruber, soprano, Charles Brink, flute, Claire Jolivet, violin, Loretta O'Sullivan, 'cello.
Dec 3: Stamitz and Boccherini; with Eric Hoeprich, clarinet.
Poster | Press release

Oct 16-17: Conference
From Africa to the Balkans:
New Perspectives on Colonialism and Material Culture in Fascist Italy Organized by Lidia Santarelli (NYU) and
Jennie Hirsh (Maryland Institute College of Art)
Poster | Press release | Abstracts

Oct 23 – Nov 20: Exhibition
Paintings and Videos: “Out of Sync” by Giorgio Brogi
Curated by Gianni Romano
Poster | Press release

Oct 30, Nov 6: Seminar / Films
Cold War in the Mediterranean / Marshall Plan Films
Speakers: Victoria de Grazia and Silvio Pons
Poster | Press release

Nov 14: Conference
The Project of Andrea Palladio
With James Ackerman, Howard Burns, and others
Poster | Press release

Dec 3: Readings and Talk
Italian Poetry Review 2008: Poetry in Italy , Poetry in America
Presentation of new issue of the Review, with Susan Stewart, Mark Strand, and others
Poster | Press release

Dec 4-5: Symposium
Emergent Nanoscience
Organized by Vittorio Pellegrini (Italian Academy Fellow; INFM-CNR NEST)
and James Yardley (Columbia University)
Poster | Press release | Bios

Dec 18: Conference
Luigi Barzini Jr. 1908-2008: The Italians: Yesterday and Today
"Journalism between Two Worlds"
with Gay Talese, Beppe Severgnini, and Ian Fisher
Poster | Press release

Jan 21-22: Toscanini Mini-Festival
Theatrical Concert with the Escher String Quartet;
Documentary preview presented by Walfredo Toscanini and Harvey Sachs;
Organized by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century
Poster | Press release

Jan 29: Symposium
Holocaust Remembrance: "Anti-Semitism at Home and Abroad"
Speakers: Ira Katznelson and Claudio Lomnitz
Poster | Press release | Press coverage

Jan 30: Lecture
Demons in Ancient Egypt During the Late Dynastic and Greco-Roman Periods
Speaker: Rita Lucarelli, Italian Academy Fellow
Organized by Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
Poster | Press release

Feb 7: Conference and concert
Instruments of Passion
Organized by Lydia Goehr (Columbia)

Mar 10–11: Math Festival
Mathematical Creations and Recreations
Featuring Nobel laureates Sheldon Glashow, Daniel Kahneman,
and John Nash, as well as Claudio Bartocci, Brian Greene, Harold Kuhn, Benoît Mandelbrot, and Piergiorgio Odifreddi
And, at the Italian Cultural Institute: Thomas Banchoff, Claudio Bartocci, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, and Achille Varzi
Organized and presented by the Festival della Matematica, Rome
(Musica per Roma Fondazione)
Poster | Press release

Ongoing, Mar 4–May 6: Concert Series
Three Sopranos: Lucy Shelton, Lisa Bielawa, Sarah Wolfson
Three takes on Berio’s 1966 Sequenza III, and programs of other Italian contemporary music
Poster | Press release

Ongoing, Mar 12–Apr 16: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Francesco Benelli on Donato Bramante; Paolo Valesio on Visconti's
"Death in Venice" (with screening); Kenneth Frampton on Giuseppe Terragni and Italian Rationalism 1918-1938
Poster | Press release

Apr 4-5: Opera at the Academy
“Alcide al bivio”
Columbia Collegium Musicum and new campus company, OperaRepo and staging Hasse's and Metastasio's opera titled Hercules at the Crossroads
Poster | Press release

Thurs–Sat, April 23–25: Conference
A World on the Move: Immigration and Emigration in Europe and the Americas
Organized by Kenneth T. Jackson, Maurizio Vaudagna
Poster | Press release | Program

Jun 13: Agency and Joint Attention Conference
Meeting chaired by Herbert Terrace, Janet Metcalfe, and Betsy Sparrow (Psychology, Columbia); co-sponsored by The University Seminar on Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience.

Jun 24: Concert
The Mozart Academy honored Dr. Joseph Nsengimana, Ambassador to the United Nations from Rwanda. Soprano Monica Yunus and student musicians performed Menotti, Paganini, Puccini, Verdi, and Vivaldi.



Sept 17: Exhibition
Installation: Incompiuto Siciliano by Alterazione Video
Press Release

Sept 24-25: Film Series
RAI Fiction Week
Caravaggio, with lecture by Vittorio Storaro; The Good Battle

Sept 28: Symposium
Giuseppe Garibaldi between Italy and the Americas
Presented with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee

Oct 11: Exhibition
Photography: On the Sixth Day by Alessandra Sanguinetti
Color photography

Oct 9-Nov 28: Film / Lecture Series
Italy in the Wider World
Curated with Prof. Victoria de Grazia (Columbia)

Oct 10-Dec 5: Concert Series
Due Concertisti: Italian Music for Two
Ole Bohn and David Fulmer, violins: Bartók, Berio, Nono, Hartke, Prokofiev; Michelle Makarski, violin, and Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi, piano: world premiere by Fiorenzo Carpi, Stravinsky, Busoni; Adele O'Dwyer, cello, and Cullan Bryant, piano: Boccherini, Respighi, Stravinsky

Oct 26: Workshop
Folk Epistemologies
Organized by Noga Arikha and Gloria Origgi

Nov 26-27: Film Series
RAI Fiction "Crimini"
Teresa's Hideout, written by Diego De Silva; Blood Art, written by Marcello Fois

Nov 29: Premio New York Exhibition
Sculpture: A Private View by Ettore Favini
Photograpy: Playgrounds by Linda Fregni Nagler
Co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Dec 12: Presidential Visit
Visit of Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy
Press Coverage

Jan 29: Seminar
Holocaust Remembrance: Law and Science in the Service
Of Racism: the Leggi Razziali

Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU), Lidia Santarelli (NYU) and Alexander Stille (Columbia University)

Feb 14-Apr 29: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Teodolinda Barolini: Constructing Petrarch's Canzoniere, from Codex to Modern Edition; Holger Klein: Gifts, Loot, and Scholarship: Byzantine Art in Italy; Flora Ghezzo: Italian novelist Anna Maria Ortese
Poster | Press Release

Feb 27: Concert
Harvey Sollberger, flute
Scelsi premiere with Paul Bowman, guitar; Music by Berio, Evangelisti, and Gentile
Poster | Press Release

Mar 25: Art & Neuroscience Symposium
Vision, Attention, and Emotion
Poster | Press release

Mar 31: Book Presentation
Laura Nader and Ugo Mattei: Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal
Blackwell Publisher
Poster | Press release

Apr 1: Book Presentation
Caterina Napoleone: Fiori di Sicilia and Enciclopedia della Sicilia
Poster | Press release

Mar 12-Apr 8: Exhibition
Paintings: Floriano Vecchi
Poster | Press release

Apr 1-10: Film Series
Sicily is Cinema!
Il Gattopardo; Kaos; 1860; Placido Rizzotto; I Cento Passi
Poster | Press release

Apr 11-Apr 12: Conference
The Risorgimento Revisited; 19th-century Italian nationalism and the intersection of cultural and political history
Organized by Silvana Patriarca and Lucy Riall

Apr 21: Book Presentation
Stanislao Pugliese: New English Edition of Carlo Levi's Fear of Freedom
With Peter Carravetta (Stony Brook) and Alexander Stille (Columbia)

Mar 12-May 7: Concert Series
Argento Chamber Ensemble
Music by Berio, Carter, Francesconi and Sciarrino
Poster | Press release

Apr 15-Apr 28: Exhibition
Italian Mosaic and Terrazzo Workers in New York City
Organized by Javier Grossutti (Academy Fellow, 2007-8)
Poster | Press release

Apr 15-Apr 28: Premio New York Exhibition
Installation: Libraries Are Not Made They Grow by Andrea Mastrovito
Installation: Here Exactly by Silvia Vendramel
Co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Poster | Press Release

May 2-May 23: Exhibition
Photography: Magnum Sees Piemonte
Sponsored by the Piedmont Region in collaboration with Magnum Photos
Poster | Press release



Sept 19: Exhibition
Paintings: Transmutations by Fereydoon Family

Sept 19-Oct 31: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Professor Richard Howard: The Dantesque and the Pirandellian; Professor Giuseppe Gerbino: Monteverdi; Professor Teodolinda Barolini: The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Cantos 31 and 32

Sept 28: Lecture
Andrea De Carlo on his writing and work with film directors Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni

Oct 4-Dec 13: Concert Series
The Grand Tour Orchestra
Mozart in Italy; Hamburg and Berlin: Another Approach to Classicism; Sacred and Secular Music of Baldassare Galuppi and his Contemporaries

Oct 13-20: Film Series
Anni Di Piombo: Terrorism on Film
Tre Fratelli, 1981; Buongiorno, Notte, 2003; Prova d'orchestra, 1978; Colpire al cuore 1982; Excellent Cadavers, 2006; La seconda volta, 1996

Oct 23: Exhibition
Photography and mixed media: Darkness, Decadence, Empire by Mario Santoro-Woith:

Oct 27-28: Conference
Canoni Assenti (Absent Canons): A Comparative Conference on Contemporary Italian Poetry
Co-sponsored by Columbia University Dept. of Italian; Italian Poetry Review; Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU; The Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Organized by Prof. Paolo Valesio, Italian Poetry Review

Nov 30: Premio New York Exhibition
Video, painting and sculpture: The Trilogy by Paolo Chiasera
New media: 13 Most Beautiful Avatars by Eva and Franco Mattes:
Co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Jan 24: Film Screening
Giovanni Falcone by Andrea e Antonio Frazzi
American premiere screening co-sponsored by RAI Fiction-Palomar and the Italian Cultural Institute

Feb 7: Concert
Stefano Bollani
Solo Piano Recital sponsored by ECM

Feb 21-Mar 26: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Karen Henson: Rigoletto and Romantic Irony; Francesco Benelli: Siena and Urbino: The Work of Francesco di Giorgio Martini; Paolo Valesio: The Futurist Poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Mar 2: Music and Fencing
The First Italian Academy Fencing Trophy and the New Contemporary Opera "Selenal"
Luigi Mazzone (Academy Fellow, 2006-7); Daniela Puzzo (Academy Fellow, Fall 2006)

Mar 14-May 2: Concert Series
Music for the New Century
Duo Diorama: Winston Choi (piano), Minghuan Xu (violin), Blair McMillen (piano), Kathleen Supové (piano), Jennifer Choi (violin)

Mar 23-24: Conference
Technologies of the Diva
Co-sponsored by Maison Francaise of Columbia, Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Columbia University Music Department, and the Office of the Provost
Organized by Karen Henson and Gabriela Gomes da Cruz

Mar 27-Apr 11: Film Series
Commedia Classica all'Italiana
I soliti ignoti, 1958; Abbasso la ricchezza, 1946; Un turco napoletano, 1953; Pane, amore e fantasia, 1953; Peccato che sia una canaglia, 1954; Tutto a posto e niente in ordine, 1974

Apr 17: Grinzane Masters Literature Prize
Prize awarded to Philip Roth in memory of Primo Levi
With the Premio Grinzane Cavour, the Compagnia di San Paolo, The Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, and the Centro Primo Levi

Apr 19: Premio New York Exhibition
Video: The Sun Shines in Kiev by Rossella Biscotti
Performance and multimedia: A Great Circle by Nico Vascellari
Sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Academy and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Apr 24: Art & Neuroscience Lecture
Vittorio Gallese: Mirror Neurons, Embodied Simulation and Aesthetic Experience

Apr 27-28: Conference
Polis and Politics: Italian Urbanism under Fascism
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University
Organized by Andrew Manson, Lucy Maulsby and David Rifkind



Sept 28: Lecture
Mission Italy by Ambassador Richard Gardner

Sept 29-Nov 17: Film Series
Fascism on Film
Il Conformista, 1970; Una Giornata Particolare, 1977; Sciuscià, 1946; Porte Aperte, 1989; L'uomo della Croce, 1943; Il Portiere de Notte, 1974
Sponsored by Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Oct 5: Exhibition
Installation: Wood.sy/wóodzee by Francesco Simeti

Oct 5-Dec 7: Concert Series
Lorenzo Da Ponte: A Bridge from Italy to New York
Krista River (mezzo-soprano); Lucy Shelton (soprano); James Schaffner (tenor)

Oct 10-17: Exhibit and Colloquium
Lorenzo Da Ponte: Opera and Enlightenment in 18th Century Vienna

Oct 12-Nov 23: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
James Beck: Masaccio and the Pictorial Revolution; Richard Howard: Luigi Pirandello; James Shapiro: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Dec 8: Symposium
The New Geopolitics of the Balkans with Carlo Jean (Luiss University, Rome)
Co-sponsored with the Harriman Institute

Dec 14: Premio New York Exhibition
Multimedia, performance and painting: Global Sisters by Ivana Spinelli
Sculpture and performance: Suspended by "Sissi" (Daniela Olivieri)

Jan 31-Apr 3: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
David Rosand: Giorgione, Titian, and Crisis in Venice; Victoria de Grazia: How the West Was Won for Mass Consumption: the Italian Campaign, 1953-1973; Gayatri Spivak: Dante's De vulgari eloquentia as a World Text

Mar 8: Exhibition
Photography and Video: Scala Zero by Silvio Wolfe

Mar 8-May 3: Concert Series
Three Italian Men: Marco Cappelli (guitar); Tom Meglioranza (baritone); Emanuele Arciuli (piano)

Mar 24: Art and Neuroscience Forum
Art and the New Biology of Mind
Co-sponsored by the Louis T. Blouin Foundation
Speakers: Antonio Damasio, V.S. Ramachandran, Raymond Dolan, Vittorio Gallese, Joseph LeDoux, Semir Zeki, Margaret Livingstone; also Marina Abramovic, Robert Irwin, Richard Meier, Lynn Davis, Laurie Anderson, Terry Winters, Joan Snyder, Philip Taaffe, George Condo, David Salle. Led by David Freedberg along with Arthur C. Danto and Eric R. Kandel

Mar 27-Apr 11: Film Series
The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni
La Notte, 1961; L'Avventura, 1962; L'Eclisse, 1962; Il Deserto Rosso, 1964; Blow-up, 1966; The Passenger, 1975
Sponsored by Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Mar 30-31: Conference
Social Justice in Transatlantic Perspective
Co-sponsored by the History Department, the Office of the Provost, and the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History at Columbia University, and the Interuniversity Center for European-American History and Politics
Organized by Alice Kessler-Harris and Maurizio Vaudagna

Apr 18: Premio New York Exhibition
Photography, video and sculpture: I Was Fine Before You Came by Antonio Rovaldi
Video, installation and performance: An Impossible Tour by Marcella Vanzo:

Apr 21: Workshop
Social Economics: Market Behavior in a Social Context
Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Turin and CHILD (the Centre for Household Income, Labour, and Demographic Economics)
Organized by Daniela Del Boca and Giovanna Devetag

May 2: Seminar: Digital Editing

June 13: Art and Neuroscience Seminar
Art and Vision Science
Seminar with Fortunato Battaglia, Patrick Cavanagh, David Freedberg, Alan Gilchrist, Robert Harrist, Siri Hustvedt, Francoise Mouly, Pietro Perona, Amy Powell, David Rosand, Peter Schjeldahl, Stephen Shore, Art Spiegelman, and Terry Winters

Jul 24: Concert
Giacinto Scelsi's "Trilogy"
Frances-Marie Uitti (cello)



Sept 24: Exhibition
Photography: Italiani d'America by Ernesto Bazan

Sept 30-Dec 2: Film Series
Exploring Stereotypes: Italians in America on Film
Give Us This Day, 1949; Sacco e Vanzetti, 1971; The Godfather Part II, 1974; A Wedding, 1978; Down by Law, 1986; Good Morning Babylon, 1987
Sponsored by Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Oct 13-Dec 1: Concert Series
Italy / NYC: Contemporary Music at the Italian Academy
The Argento Chamber Ensemble; Stefano Scodanibbio (contrabassist); Jenny Lin (pianist)

Oct 29-30: Conference
A Workshop on Randomness
Sponsored with the Italian Embassy in Washington

Nov 10-19: Exhibition
Per Vino e Per Segno
Italian wine labels and label design through history
Co-sponsored by the Italian Wine Growers of New York and the Produttori Cormòns of Friuli-Venezia Giulia with The American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM)

Nov 17: Library Inauguration
Ceremony and reception with a gift of books from the Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita' Culturali

Nov 22: Italian Academy Meeting
The Arts and Neurosciences

Nov 30: Ceremony
The Italy-USA Excellence Exchange: Activities of the Recently Founded Honors Center of Italian Universities
US Inauguration with the Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza" and Honors Center of Italian Universities di Formazione Internazionale

Dec 7: Lecture
Compositional Strategies in the Creation of New Mass Formularies: The Case of the Transfiguration in Southern Italy
Luisa Nardini

Dec 10: Symposium
Petrarch at 700: Hermeneutics and Philology
Sponsored with the Italian Dept. of Columbia University and the Italian Cultural Institute

Jan 24: Heyman Center Lecture
Dinner in honor of Daniel Barenboim on the occasion of the first Edward Said Memorial Lecture

Feb 3-Apr 28: Film Series
Exploring Stereotypes II: Americans in Italy on Film
Paisà, 1946; Two Weeks In Another Town, 1962; Dimenticare Palermo, 1989; Who's That Knocking At My Door, 1968; Give Us This Day, 1949; The Godfather III, 1990
Sponsored by Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Feb 8-Apr 6: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Guido Olivieri: The Influence of Italian Instrumental Music on the Emergence of a Modern Audience in 18th Century France; John Podesta: NIAF Public Policy; Lynn Catterson, PhD: Michelangelo's Laocoön?
Co-sponsored with Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
Olivieri Poster | Catterson Poster

Feb 28: Italian Poetry Review Reading
Paolo Valesio

Mar 2-May 4: Concert Series
Musica Antica e Nuova
Tom Chiu (experimental violinist); QNG: Quartet New Generation, recorder collective; Blair McMillen (pianist)

Apr 11: Concert
L'Arena di Verona
Sponsored by Enit and the Italian Cultural Institute

Apr 18: Premio New York Exhibition
Film, Video, Drawing and Painting: Works In Progress by Rä Di Martino and Gabriele Picco

Apr 21: Book Presentation
Irresistible Empire: America's Advance through Twentieth-Century Europe
Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University)

Apr 27: State Visit
Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome, on Aiuto e Sviluppo: Il Ruolo delle Città nella Cooperazione Internazionale (Aid and Development: The Role of Cities in International Cooperation)

May 16: Book Presentation
Memory and Identity by Pope John Paul II



Sept 24: Reception
Foreign Minister Franco Frattini and President of Confindustria Antonio D'Amato

Sept 25-Nov 20: Film Series
Visions of the South
La Terra Trema, 1948; Viaggio in Italia, 1953; Divorizio all'Italiana, 1961; Salvatore Giuliano, 1961; L'avventura, 1960; Pasqualino Settebellezze, 1961
Sponsored by Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Oct 8-Dec 3: Concert Series
Contemporary Classic Italian: Music of the Last 50 Years
Emanuele Arciuli (piano); Antares: Vesselin Gellev (violin) Rebecca Patterson (cello), Garrick Zoeter (clarinet), Eric Huebner (piano); Luciano Berio Sequenzas: Joan La Barbara, William Schimmel, Vesselin Gellev, Michal Beit Halachmi, Miriam Kapner

Oct 24: Conference
Machiavelli Revisited: New Approaches to his Political Theory

Nov 24: Lecture
My Airy Spirit: Ethereal Metaphors & Magical Thought
Marina Warner (Italian Academy Fellow)
Co-sponsored by Columbia Department of English & CCLS

Dec 4: Symposium
Democracy and Information: Truth, Politics and the Press
Sponsored by The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and Fondazione Corriere della Sera

Feb 5-Apr 15: Film Series
Visions of the North
Il Posto, 1961; Prima della Rivoluzione, 1964; Senso, 1954; Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli, 1960; La Notte, 1960; Miracolo a Milano, 1951
Sponsored by Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Dec 11-May 5: Concert Series
Solo at the Italian Academy
Yael Weiss (piano), Marilyn Nonken (piano); Lucy Shelton (soprano) accompanied by Pedja Muzijevic; Frances-Marie Uitti (cello)

Mar 10: Exhibition
Photography: Untold Stories by Marina Berio

Apr 12: Premio New York Exhibition
Multi-media: Dimensional Jump by Sara Ciraci

Apr 27: Premio New York Exhibition
Multi-media: Glass Movie/Film di vetro by Alessandra Tesi



Sept 26-Nov 21: Film Series
Divo / Diva:
L'oro di Napoli, 1954; Lo sciecco bianco, 1951; La dolce vita, 1959; Bellissima, 1951; Il sorpasso, 1962; Mimi' metallurgico ferito nell'onore, 1972; Una giornata particolare, 1977

Oct 30-Apr 24: Concert Series
Chamber Music at the Italian Academy
Bach: Music for Strings & Keyboard: Judith Ingolfsson (violin) Shalev Ad-El, harpsichord, Inbal Segev (cello); Bach: Three Suites for Violoncello: Inbal Segev (cello); Boccherini & Haydn: The Amernet String Quartet: Misha Vitenson and Marcia Littley (violin) Michael Klotz (viola) Javier Arias and Inbal Segev (cello)

Nov 8: Book Presentation
The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends and the Beginnings of Modern History by David Freedberg

Nov 13: Film Screening
Occhio Nero, Occhio Biondo, Occhio Felino: Una Serata con Muzzi Loffredo

Dec 3: Premio New York Exhibition
Photography and Digital Media: New York by Chiara by Chiara Carocci

Feb 5-Apr 14: Film Series
Beyond Cinecittà: Highlights of Italian Cinema from 1980 to the Present
La Notte di San Lorenzo (Night of the Shooting Stars), 1982; Tre Fratelli, 1981; Ginger e Fred, 1986; Palombella Rossa (Red Wood Pigeon), 1989; Caro Diario, 1994; L'america, 1994

Mar 10: Premio New York Exhibition
Multi-media and Video: Miele by Sara Rossi
Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute

Mar 25: Exhibition
Photography: Sardinia by Leonard Sussman

Apr 25: Premio New York Exhibition
Painting: New Paintings by Marta Dell'Angelo
Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute



Sept 18: Italian Academy Prize Ceremony
Dario Fo and Franca Rame
Lecture/Performance on La Commedia dell' Arte
Guests' visit to America cancelled; lecture-performance replaced by an open house, to share in the spirit of community, solidarity, and reflection on the events of the past week

Oct 23: Oral History Narrative and Memory Project
September 11, 2001 Organization for Migration in Rome. Jack Saul, Director of Trauma Studies Program at NYU; Silvia Salvatici, Archives of Memory Development at the International Organization for Migration

Nov 7: Columbia University Music Performance Program
World Trade Center Benefit Concert
Original jazz improvisations along with music of Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Brahms, Faure and Villa-Lobos
Deborah Bradley, Director

Nov 8-Apr 11: Concert Series
Chamber Music at the Italian Academy
An Evening of Chamber Music with Bernard Greenhouse: Axel Strauss (violin), Ayano Ninomiya (violin) Toby Hoffman (viola) Inbal Segev (cello) Bernard Greenhouse (cello); Music for Clarinet and Piano: Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet) Jonathan Feldman (piano); Italian Masterpieces and More: Inbal Segev (cello), Noreen Cassidy-Polera (piano)

Nov 15-16: Conference
Enrico Fermi and the Beginnings of Nuclear Fission
In collaboration with the Department of Physics of Columbia University
Program | Video

Feb 7-Apr 18: Film Series
The Rise and Fall of Italian Neorealism
Obsession, 1942; Roma città aperta, 1945; Ladri di biciclette, 1948; Riso amaro, 1948; Umberto D, 1952; La strada, 1954

Mar 12: Seminar
Fighting the Mafia
Leoluca Orlando, Former Mayor of Palermo and President of the Palermo Renaissance Foundation
Moderated by Alexander Stille, author of Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism and Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic

Mar 28: Forum
Giuliano Amato, Vice-President of the Convention on European Union Reform

Apr 10-Apr 24: Italian Academy Lecture Series
L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza: Genes, Words and Ideas
Ethnic Differences: Genes, Culture and Prejudice and Differences; The History of the Last Hundred Thousand Years: Towards an Understanding of Modern Mankind; From Language to Medicine: Biological and Cultural Foundations of Modernity



Sept 7: Head of State Reception
For Vaclav Havel
Ceremonies (CU Presidents' Office)

Sept 22: Performance and Workshop
Sesso? Si, Grazie!
Dario Fo and Franca Rame
Co-sponsored by the with Barnard College Theater Department

Oct 13: Seminar
Difference, Identity, Sovereignty and the Problem of Trieste
Glenda Sluga (History Department and Center for European Studies, University of Sydney)
Sponsored by the Department of Italian Studies, Columbia University

Oct 19-Oct 26: W. Averell Harriman Lecture Series
Professor Emeritus Moshe Lewin (University of Pennsylvania): The USSR: Three Historical Probes
The 1930s: A System and a Psyche; The USSR's 1960s: In Quest of Modernization; Russia's 20th Century: The Burdens of History

Oct 11-Nov 8: Italian Academy Lecture Series
Ranajit Guha: History at the Limit of World History
The Prose of History or the Invention of World History; Experience, Wonder and the Pathos of Historicality

Nov 10: Seminar
Law and Justice: The Italian Constitutional Court
Pasquale Pasquino (New York University Law School and Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique)

Nov 15-Dec 13: Concert Series
Trio Sonatas of Corelli and Others
Louis Louis; The Claremont Trio: Emily Bruskin (violin), Julia Bruskin (cello), Donna Kwong (piano)
Co-sponsored by the Miller Theatre, Columbia University

Nov 16-18: Conference
Italy and Cyprus in Antiquity
Larissa Bonfante (Department of Classics, New York University) and Vassos Karageorghis (Director, Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation)

Dec 8: Seminar
Fascist New Towns and the Reinvention of Italians
Mia Fuller (Department of Italian Studies, University of California at Berkeley)
Sponsored by the Department of Italian Studies, Columbia University

Jan 31-Mar 21: Concert Series
Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico, Op. 3, Part 1: Gotham City Baroque Orchestra; The Complete Concert Music of Robert Parsons: Parthenia Viol Concert and guests; Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico, Op. 3, Part II: Gotham City Baroque Orchestra
Co-sponsored by the Miller Theatre, Columbia University

Feb 5-Apr 30: The Future of Europe Lecture Series
Francesco Giavazzi (Università Bocconi): Enlarging an Unreformed Europe; Alan Milward, London School of Economics: The Future of the European Union in Historical Perspective; Stanley Hoffmann (Harvard University): The Future of Transatlantic Relations

Feb 8: Exhibition
A Journey through Imperial Rome: An Exhibition of Artifacts from the Imperial Forum
Curated by the Sovrintendenza ai Beni Culturali del Comune di Roma
Organized by The Consulate General of Italy, The Italian Cultural Institute, The Italian Trade Commission and The Italian Government Tourist Board of NY

Mar 2: Seminar
The Best Known Girl in the Whole Wide World: Why the Mona Lisa?
Donald Sasoon (Department of History, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London)
Sponsored by the Columbia University-University Seminar

Mar 28-Apr 25: Italian Academy Lecture Series
Tiziano Bonazzi: "The Sovereign People as American People: Explorations in the Politics and Metapolitics of Nationalism in the United States"
Sovereign People in the Making: The Political Myth of Modernity in the Declaration of Independence; Civilization and Its Burdens: Redefining the Other to Meet the Challenge of History in Late 19th Century America; Innocence in the 20th Century? Exemplary Narratives of the American Nation and the Usual Odd Couple: Frederick J. Turner and Charles Beard

Apr 13: Seminar
The Papal Response to Fascist Anti-Semitism: From the Confrontation of Pius XI to the Conciliation of Pius XII
Frank Coppa (Department of History, St. Johns University)
Sponsored by the Department of Italian Studies, Columbia University

Apr 25-May 5: Concert Series
Students of the Columbia-Juilliard Joint Program
Music of Debussey, Dvorak, Villa Lobos, Etler, Bozza; Music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Crumb, Donanyi; Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat
Deborah Bradley, Director
Co-sponsored by the Miller Theatre, Columbia University



Sept 14-Oct 15: Exhibition
Italian Art Posters: c.1880-1935

Oct 13-14: Symposium
Global Movements Towards a Moratorium on the Death Penality
Co-Sponsored by Hands off Cain, Commune di Sant'Egidio and Moratorium 2000
In Conjunction with The Human Rights Institute (Columbia University School of Law)

Oct 17-Oct 22: Symposium
Transforming the Places of Production: New York/Milano Planning Colloquia
Directed by Giovanna Fossa (Politecnico di Milano), Robert Pirani (Director of Environmental Programs, Regional Plan Association) and Robert Lane (Director of Community Design Programs, Regional Plan Association)

Oct 19: Concert
Tears of the Muse: English Folksongs and Elizabethan Ballads
Daniel Taylor (counter-tenor), Steven Stubbs (lute)

Oct 29: Lecture
Spallanzani's Biological Contributions, 200 Years After His Death
Co-sponsored by the Department of Italian, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Biology and the Department of Genetics and Development (Columbia University)

Nov 5-Nov 6: Oratorio
Caldara and Lotti: 17th Century Italian Mannerists
The Gotham City Baroque Orchestra and Vox Vocal Ensemble, Conductor: George Steel
Co-sponsored by the Miller Theatre, Columbia University

Nov 12-13: Conference
Old Differences and New Similarities: American and European Immigration Policies in a Comparative Perspective
Directed by Enrico Pugliese (Department of Sociology, Università di Napoli Federico II and SSPA-Rome)

Nov 19-20: Symposium
The Self and Self-Knowledge
Directed by Akeel Bilgrami (Department of Philosophy, Columbia University)

Dec 14: Concert
An Italian Renaissance Christmas
The Vox Vocal Ensemble
Co-sponsored by the Miller Theatre, Columbia University

Jan 18-Mar 21: Concert Series
The Complete Concerti Grossi of Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Corelli and Vivaldi; Corelli and England; Corelli and France: Gotham City Baroque Orchestra

Feb 17: Lecture
On Corelli's 347th birthday: The Complete Concerti Grossi of Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Corelli's Music in Cultural Context

Feb 24-26: The Earth Economic Forum II
Directed by Massimo di Matteo (Università di Siena) and Graciela Chichilnisky (Columbia University)

Feb 29: Concert
The Risorgimento Project: Italian Art Songs of the Nineteenth Century
Julia Grella (mezzo-soprano), Francesco Izzo (piano)

Mar 7: Lecture
Addio Per Sempre: Exile and Other Dislocations in Italian Nineteenth-Century Song
Julia Grella (Fellow, Italian Academy)

Mar 30: Conference
E2K: A New Vision For Europe
The Institute on Western Europe's 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Apr 7-9: Conference
Dante 2000
Directed by Teodolinda Barolini (Chairman, Department of Italian, Columbia University)

Apr 11: Concert
The Italian Violin in the Twentieth Century
Michelle Makarski (violin), Brent McMunn (piano)

Apr 9-16: Colloquia
Transforming the Places of Production: New York/Milano Planning Colloquia
Directed by Giovanna Fossa (Politecnico di Milano), Robert Pirani (Director of Environmental Programs, Regional Plan Association) and Robert Lane (Director of Community Design Programs, Regional Plan Association). This event takes place in Milan.

Apr 14: Seminar
Tourism, Nation and Empire in Fascist Italy
Krystyna von Henneberg (Department of History, University of California at Davis)

Apr 18: Roundtable
WWII as Civil War: South and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective
Organized by Silvana Patriarca and Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University)

May 12: Seminar
Peripheral Landed Elites in Comparative Perspective: Patriarchalism and Paternalism in the American South and the Italian Mezzogiorno, 1815-1860
Enrico Dal Lago

May 16-18: Conference
Commemoration of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees at 50: Past, Present, and Future of Refugee Assistance
Directed by Dr. Lydio F. Tomasi, Center for Migration Studies
Co-sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies



Sept 15: Concert
Faculty Concert featuring Members of the Performance Faculty, Department of Music
Works by Gabrieli, Dutilleux, Roussel, Martino, and Brahms: Mindy Kaufman (flute), Allen Blustine (clarinet), Sarah Adams (viola), Mark Shuman (cello), and guest pianist Todd Crow

Sept 17: Seminar
Sixteenth-Century Venetian Observers of Muslim Societies
Giorgio Vercellin (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia)

Sept 24-Apr 20: RAI Documentary Film Series
L'Isola degli Schiavi, 1997; Grandi Mostre: Futurismo e Futuristi, 1986; Memoria: I Sopravvissuti Raccontano, 1997; Minatori del Sulcis: Dinamite Nuraxi Figus, 1994; 'A' Come Arte: Le Torri della Discordia, 1997; Le Mani Sporche (Part I), 1978; Le Mani Sporche (Part II), 1978
In collaboration with RAI, Radio Televisione Italiana

Oct 8-Oct 29: Lecture Series
The Leopardi Lecture Series Commemorating Count Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)
Emilio Peruzzi (Scuola Normale di Pisa); Professor Emeritus Ghanshyam Singh (University of Belfast); Fiorenza Ceragioli (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa); Gabrielle Barfoot (Università degli Studi di Trieste); Fiorenza Ceragioli, Emilio Peruzzi, Monica Ballerini and Eugenio Picchi; Mario Andrea Rigoni (Università degli Studi di Padova); Cesare Galimberti (Università degli Studi di Padova); Manfred Riedel (Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg); Desmond Egan, Eamon Grennan (Vassar College), Karl Kroeber (Columbia University), Anthony Oldcorn (Brown University), Volker Steinkamp (Universitaet Heidelberg)

Oct 11: Conference
The Comparative Study of Urban Water Management in Italian Cities
Directed by Dr. Erik Mortensen
Convened by the Italian Academy, the Columbia Earth Institute, the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO) and the World Water Council

Oct 12-13: Conference
Colloquium on Water Diplomacy
Directed by Dr. Erik Mortensen, Ambassador John McDonald (Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy) and Dr. Jerry Delli Priscoli (US Army Corps of Engineers) as Colloquium Facilitator and Moderator
Convened by the Italian Academy, the Columbia Earth Institute, the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO) and the World Water Council

Oct 20-Apr 13: Concert Series
Louis Louis: Entertainment of the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries: Robert Mealy (violin), Leah Nelson (violin), Lisa Terry (viola da gamba), Dongsok Shin (harpsichord); Mannes String Quartet with Mezzo-Soprano: Wen Qian (violin), Theresa Salomon (violin), Amedee Darlyn Williams (viola), Wolfram Koessel (cello), Desiree Halac (mezzo-soprano); The Risorgimento Project: Italian Art Songs of the Nineteenth Century: Julia Grella (soprano), Francesco Izzo (piano); Baroque Music of Four Centuries: The Riverside Symphony; Musical Episodes: Bach to Wieniawski: John Marcus (violin), Rohan DeSilva (piano)

Nov 5: Concert
The Music of Ennio Porrino & Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Maria Lucia Costa

Nov 19-20: Conference
Public Opinion, Mass Media and European and American Foreign Policy
Directed by Pierangelo Isernia, Robert Shapiro and Brigitte Nacos

Dec 15: Concert
Columbia University Student Chamber Ensemble Recital
Works by Bach, Brahms, Dvorak, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Telemann and Grant Still

Feb 4: Conference
The Italian American Tradition
Directed by Pellegrino d'Acierno (Hofstra University)
Participants include Fred L. Gardaphe, Stanislao Pugliese, Stephen Sartarelli, Gioia Timpanelli and Robert Viscusi

Feb 9: Lecture
Leon Battista Alberti: 'Libri della Famiglia'
Francesco Furlan (UniversitZ de Paris VII and Director, Société Internationale Leon Battista Alberti)

Feb 18-Feb 20: Conference
The Marshall Plan: 50 Years After Cold War Culture: Film, Fact and Fiction
Co-sponsored by the New York Consortium for European Studies, composed of entities from New York University, Columbia University, the New School for Social Research and Indiana University at Bloomington

Feb 26: Conference
Comparative Literature: The Intellectual Foundations
Andreas Huyssen, Franco Moretti, Gayatri Spivak and Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University)

Mar 24-Apr 21: Italian Academy Lecture Series
Anna Ottani Cavina: Cultural Change and Visual Representation in the Late Eighteenth Century
Antiquity as Future: The Past as a Model for Aesthetic Renewal;
Domesticity and Functionalism in Upper-Class European Residences: The Italian Model in the Masterpieces of Felice Giani;
The Landscape of Reason: The Quest for Basic Geometric Forms in Landscape Painting from David to Corot

Apr 7: Symposium
The History of Science: History and Knowledge of the Natural World
Co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the Office of the Provost
Participants include Peter L. Galison (Harvard University), Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Insitute for the History of Science-Berlin), Robert Richards (Morrie Fishbein Center, University of Chicago); Organized by D. Graham Burnett (Mellon Fellow)

Apr 12: Lecture
Japan: The Magic of Mountains
Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture
Fosco Maraini (Università di Firenze)

Apr 15-17: Conference
Who Owns Culture?
Co-sponsored by The National Journalism in the Arts Program
Participants include scholars, curators, dealers, lawyers, politicians and journalists

Apr 23: Conference
Carl Schmitt: Legacy and Prospects
Organized by Andreas Kalyvas (Columbia University) and Jan Muller (New York University)
The conference will continue on 24 April at the Columbia Law School and on 25 April at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

May 6: Celebration
A Celebration of Columbia University Library's Seven Millionth Volume: the Dante Estense, a Gift from the Family of Mario Casalini, Book Dealer and Publisher; Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries



Sept 13-15: Seminar
Economic Governance Rights Versus Efficiency
Caren Addis, Eduardo Gomez, Nadya Castro, Monica Casselet
Directed by Douglas Chalmers, Co-directed by Robert Kaufman and Scott Martin
Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Iberian Studies Institute (School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University)

Oct 7-Dec 12
United Nations Lecture Series
Benedetto Conforti (Università di Napoli): The Law and Practice of the United Nations; Oscar Schachter (Columbia University): The Reform of the United Nations; Ambassador Paolo Fulci (Italian Mission to the United Nations): Italy and the Reform of the Security Council

Oct 10-12: Seminar
Authoritarian Legacies Rights Versus Efficiency
Paola Cesarini, Gianfranco Pasquino, Luisa Passerini, Consuelo Cruz
Directed by Douglas Chalmers, Co-directed by Edward Malefakis and Katherine Hite
Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Iberian Studies Institute (School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University)

Oct 21: Italian Design
Snaidero and Paola Pininfarina; Co-sponsored by Snaidero USA

Oct 23: Fermi Lecture 1997
Particle Accelerators: From Fundamental Research to Cancer Therapy
Ugo Amaldi (CERN-European Organization for Nuclear Research)

Nov 13: Bernini
Charles Avery and David Rosand (Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University)
Co-sponsored by Little, Brown & Co

Nov 17-Nov 19: Seminar
Between Hermeneutics and Neopositivism
Umberto Eco, Arthur Danto, Stefano Zecchi, Sergio Giovone, Maurizio Ferraris, Mario Perniola, Richard Brilliant, David Freedberg
Directed by Riccardo Dottori (Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata')

Nov 21: Conference
Justice and Social Reconstruction: A Conference on the Bosnian Experience and the Rule of Law
Co-directed by Lance Liebman (Columbia University) and Thomas Cushman (Wellesley College)

Dec 4: Harriman Institute Lecture Series
Post-Structuralist Necrophilia, or the Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Ancestors, Property, and Religious Legitimation
Kathleen Verdery (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute (Columbia University)

Dec 3: Performance
Colpo di Scena; Performance Sponsored by the Department of Italian (Columbia University)

Feb 5: Lecture
The American Legal System: An Italian Heritage
Hans Smit, Professor Stanley H. Fuld (Columbia University)

Feb 14: Conference
The Marshall Plan and Public Opinion
Co-sponsored with New York University

Feb 19: Exhibition
Gianni Versace: History and Invention
Richard Martin (The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Feb 24-Mar 24: Italy at Columbia Lecture Series
Carlo Ginzburg: No Island is an Island: Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective
The Old World and the New, Seen From Nowhere; England, Europe and a Defense of Rhyme; A Search for the Origins: Reading Tristram Shandy Again; Tusitala and His Polish Reader

Mar 5: Seminar
East Meets West: The Challenge of Enlarging Europe
Directed by Glenda Rosenthal (Columbia University)
Coordinated by Michelle Seguine & Patti de Groot
Co-sponsored by the Institute on Western Europe

Mar 9: Lecture Series: The Da Ponte Lecture
Antonia Arslan (Università di Padova): Voci Negate dell'Ottocento Italiano: Neera (Anna Radius Zuccari, 1846-1918)
Presented by the Department of Italian (Columbia University)

Mar 27-Apr 29: Lecture Series
Anne Robichaud: Assisi: Before and After, Hans Belting (Institut fuer Kunstgeschichte-Karlsruhe): Dante: The Painter of Shadows; Francesca Duranti: The Construction of the Fictional Character
Co-sponsored with The Friends of Assisi and the National Italian American Foundation and the Department of Italian (Columbia University)

Apr 17-Apr 18: Seminar
Social Policy Rights versus Efficiency
Directed by Douglas Chalmers, Co-Directed by Monique Segarra

Apr 19: Conference
Columbia University Italian Graduate Students' Conference: The Body and Object
In conjunction with the Italian Students' Association of New York University

Apr 24-Apr 26: Conference
Earth Forum From Kyoto to Buenos Aires: Technology Transfer and Emissions Trading
Directed by Graciela Chichilnisky (UNESCO Professor of Information Resources and Economics and Garette Professor of Public Policy, Columbia University)

Apr 29: Concert
Concert of Italian Operatic Arias
Performed by singers of the Jerome Hines Foundation (Opera Music Theatre International)

May 2: Symposium
The Fulbright Experience: Italians in America, Americans in Italy



Oct 14-18: International Conference
Advanced Confinement Concepts and Theory
Co-sponsored with the Applied Physics Department (Columbia University)

Oct 18-19: Conference
After Orientalism: A Symposium on the Work of Edward Said
Co-sponsored with the Department of English (Columbia University)

Oct 23: Conference and Book Exhibit
Uomo di Incontro tra Politica e Cultura by Giovanni Spadolini

Oct 24: Lecture
Il Complesso di Ulisse: La Transizione Politica Italiana dalla Prima alla Seconda Repubblica

Oct 24-Nov 26: Italian Academy Lecture Series
Umberto Eco: An Author and His Interpreters;
From Internet to Gutenberg;
The Dream of a Perfect Language

Nov 14: Lecture
Diario Postumo: Homage to Eugenio Montale

Nov 15: Conference
Presidential Power: Forging the Presidency for the 21st Century

Nov 30: Conference
Writing Italia: The Fourteenth Annual Graduate Students' Conference
Co-sponsored by the Italian Graduate Students' Association (Columbia University)

Nov 30: Conference
Writing Italia: The Fourteenth Annual Graduate Students' Conference
Co-sponsored by the Italian Graduate Students' Association (Columbia University)

Feb 13: Lecture
Individualization and Globalization: New Frontiers for Personal Experience and Collective Action
Alberto Melucci (Università degli Studi di Milano)
In cooperation with the Department of Political Science (Columbia University)

Feb 25: Lecture
How to Redefine Italy's Unity: A Federalist Solution Within Europe
Piero Bassetti (Chairman, Camera di Commercio, Industria e Artigianato di Milano)
Co-sponsored by the Institute on Western Europe (Columbia University)

Mar 6-8: Conference
The Sixteenth Annual IWE Graduate Students Conference
Glenda Rosenthal (Director, Institute on Western Europe): The End of the Welfare State? Social Policy, Citizenship Rights and Welfare Provision in a Changing Europe
In cooperation with the Institute on Western Europe-School of International and Public Affairs

Apr 3: Gramsci and Modernity
Co-sponsored with the Fondazione Gramsci (Roma) and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (New York)

Apr 5: Writing Italia
The Graduate Student Conference

Apr 8: Exhibition
Painting and Photography: Images and Openings of Italy by Archie Rand and Edmund Purvis

Apr 11-12: International Conference
Byzantium through Italian Eyes
Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History (Columbia University)

Apr 14-17: Euro-Telecommunications
Giuliano Amato (European Institute in Florence) in cooperation with the BNL Chair, Columbia School of Law

Apr 16: Lecture
Primo Levi (1919-1987)

Apr 17: Concert
Metamorphosis Ensemble, Cameristi di Sulmona

May 20: Lecture
The Evolution of Medicine From Natural History to Natural Science
Giovanni Felice Azzone (Università di Padova and Director, Institute of General Pathology)

Jun 10: Conference
Italian Icons: Living with Marble Architecture Design
Co-sponsored by the Regione Veneto and Cariverona Banca





Apr 3-5: Italian Academy Lecture Series
Gianni Vattimo: After Christianity



Oct 25, 26, 27: Lecture Series
Edward Said: Late Style