The Italian Studies Program at Muhlenberg College organizes various speakers, events and engagements throughout the academic year. See below for examples of previous events hosted by Italian Studies.


March 8, 2022
Research presentation by Italian Studies Minors, Simone Kacal '23 and Tony Brach '23:

“Gender Inequality in Italy and the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic”

November 9, 2021
Public Lecture by Dora and Sofia Piperno, creators of Talled di Seta:

“The Silk Tallit: A Story of Jewish-Italian Rediscovery & Entrepreneurship”

February 20, 2020
Public Lecture by Dr. Giuseppe Gazzola, Associate Professor of Italian at SUNY-Stony Brook:

“The Reinvention of Marco Polo, or Cultural Politics of Italian Colonialism”

April 10, 2018
Public Lecture by Dr. Millicent Marcus, Professor of Italian at Yale University:

Return of the Repressed: Italian Film and Holocaust Memory” 

September 14, 2017
Lecture and Performance by Rav Alberto Funaro, Cantor of the Spanish Synagogue of Rome:

Singing the Sacred Text: Exploring the Italian and Sephardic Melodies of the Jewish Roman Tradition” 

April 2017
Film Series at the Civic Theatre of Allentown:

Italian Film Festival: Five New Films” 

February 11, 2016
Public Lecture by Dr. Francesco Casetti, Professor of Film Studies at Yale University:

The Space of Cinema: The Place of Film in the Age of Ubiquitous Screens”