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Call for Papers: 45th Annual IASA (AIHA) Conference, November, 29-Decmber 1, 2012

(Jan 18, 2012)

E Pluribus: What is Italian America?
For its 45th annual conference to be held at Hofstra University this fall, the Italian American Studies Association seeks one-page panel, roundtable and individual presentation proposals, from scholars, writers, artists and other thinkers across the disciplines. IASA suggests the following possible topics, but welcomes proposals on all facets of Italian American life:

• Where is Italian America?
• Who is an Italian American?
• What is the difference between an Italian American and an Italian?
• When do Italian Americans cease to exist?
• Why do we need Italian American Studies?
• Where is Italian American culture?
• Who lives in Italian America?
• What’s in an Italian name?
• When are we Italian / American?
• Why do Italian Americans do what they do?
• How many Italian America(n)s are there? and How do we know them?

Please email proposals as Word-compatible file attachments (using the form below) to
conference co-chairs:
Stanislao Pugliese
and George Guida

In the subject line, please write: “IASA Hofstra Proposal.” Confirmation of proposals will be by email. Those not having access to email should send proposals to
Stanislao Pugliese, IASA Conference Chair
Dept. of History, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual presentations should have titles and be no more than 300 words in length. Proposals for panels and roundtables should include titles and be no more than 500 words in length, should include a brief biography of each presenter and participant with his/her affiliation, address, telephone number and email address and should be typed on the form accompanying this call.

A presenter can engage in one scholarly and one creative writing event at the same conference: not more than one of either type. A presenter may, however, chair or serve as respondents for additional events.

A presenter who will require computer, video or audio equipment, should request it as part of the proposal. We ask that only those who know they will need such equipment request it, as resources are limited. We cannot guarantee equipment if requests are made after the deadline for proposals.
Those interested in serving as chair or respondent for a panel or roundtable should notify the Conference co-Chairs by May 31st, 2012.

Limited travel subsidies are available for graduate students giving presentations; send inquiries to Roseanne Quinn: rquinn@scu.edu.

All presenters must be members of the Italian American Studies Association, by May 31st, 2012.
To become a member of IASA, renew membership or register for the conference, visit