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Call for Papers:Old Country in the New Country: The Material and Visual Culture of American Immigration

(Jun 16, 2015)

The College Art Association calls for papers on: Old Country in the New Country: The Material and Visual Culture of American Immigration at its 2016 meeting, Washington, DC. The United States has been and continues to be a country composed of people from many places. Is occupants have always struggled with how to imagine their place in this transnational, multiethnic community.

Call for Editor, Italian American Review

(May 02, 2015)

The Italian American Review (IAR), a journal of Italian American studies encompassing a range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations in social sciences and cultural studies, welcomes applications from qualified individuals with editorial and/or publishing experience for the position of Editor of the journal.

“Seeing Brooklyn Change”: A Call for Student Researchers, Photographers, and Videographers

(Mar 23, 2015)

IASA menber Jerome Krase reports on “Seeing Brooklyn Change”: A Call for Student Researchers, Photographers, and Videographers: More than 30 years ago, Brooklyn College students, under my direction, created an exhibit that photographically documented life in the borough’s Italian American neighborhoods. It was the centerpiece of a conference and also toured Italy. At the Center for Italian American Studies I am directing a new project to return to these neighborhoods, which have changed greatly.

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: History and Meaning

(Mar 07, 2015)

On March 25, 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village killed 146 workers. Most of the dead were recent Italian and Jewish immigrant women, some as young as 15 years old. Survivors, their families, and those who witnessed the fire were forever changed by the tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to mourn the dead silently. Grief and moral outrage turned to action as unions stepped up their organizing drives, and community leaders and politicians pushed for laws to protect workers' safety.

Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration at Columbia University

(Mar 06, 2015)

Columbia University's  Fellows in the Humanities presents  a 2-day conference, "Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965," on April 3rd and 4th, 2015.