Italian-American Experience Lecture Series: Monuments, Memory, and the Italian-American Community: Columbus, Italo Balbo, and Beyond

The fall 2018 Italian-American Experience Lecture Series will explore Italian-American Women, Politics, and Recent Immigration. The third lecture will be a Monuments, Memory, and the Italian-American Community: Columbus, Italo Balbo, and Beyond. Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have reignited a longstanding debate over how the past should be remembered in public spaces. Italian-Americans have a responsibility to participate in the larger national conversation about how to remember their history and experiences in the United States. Professor Fraser Ottanelli will explore the relationship between memory, identity, and politics by focusing the debate surrounding statues of Christopher Columbus and the ancient Roman column commemorating the 1933 transatlantic flight of fascist aviator Italo Balbo in Chicago.

Speaker: Fraser Ottanelli, University of South Florida

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


Date:  Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

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

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

Thursday, November 01, 2018





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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