A Symposium on Three Continents
Australia * United States * Italy
Click here for videos and PowerPoint audio recordings of sessions from the Melbourne session of this tri-part symposium.
Melbourne * April 2018 / New York * November 2018 / Genova * June 2019
The second part of the symposium, “Transnationalism & Questions of Identity,” will take place in New York City * November 1-3, 2018, at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10036.
“Transnationalism and Questions of Identity,” the second chapter of the international conference Diaspore Italiane: Italy in Movement, will be held in New York City, the backdrop for discussions that explore ideas of identity building, claiming, maintaining, and maiming in the twenty-first century. Transnational contexts show cultural identities in motion as they react, adapt, and develop in reciprocal contact in reaction to changing notions of the individual nation in the world today. Transnational subjects, who, within varying degrees of structural constraint, navigate, evaluate, and negotiate different cultural options, emerge as the potentially rational agents of these changes. In parallel, cultural identities emerge as historical constructs affected by contemporary acts and this-worldly constructs of the human imagination.
This conference has a $50 fee. There will be a dinner after the conference on Saturday at a cost of $75 and most be paid in advance. Click here for the menu and information for dinner.