The Routledge History of Italian Americans: Why Italian Americans Need a New History

The Italian American Lecture Series celebrates the publication of The Routledge History of Italian Americans,  which has been edited by William J. Connell and Hofstra Professsor Stanislao G. PuglieseThe Routledge History of Italian Americans is a new, multi-authored history of one of the largest ethnic groups in America. Concentrating on themes ranging from immigration to religion, and labor rights to women’s rights, this collection reflects the field of Italian American studies as it exists now, and brings out aspects of Italian American culture that make this ethnic group one of the most interesting in the American experience.

Each of the three lectures in the  Fall 2017 series will be given by one of the contributors to the book. The second lecture will be Why Italian Americans Need a New History

Speaker: Dr. William J. Connell
Professor of History and Joseph and Geraldine LaMotta
Chair in Italian Studies
Seton Hall University

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time:  7 p.m.
Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Admission: Free

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.


The Italian American Experience Lecture Series is presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center and supported, in part, by the Association of Italian American Educators.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or

The Migrants, a painting by John Cadel

(1905, Fanna, Italy-1977, Chicago).

Courtesy of Casa Italia, Stone Park, Illinois.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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