Welcome to the Calandra Institute!
On April 3, 2013, as part of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s “Writers Read” series, poet Robert Viscusi (Brooklyn College, CUNY) gave a reading from his latest collection, Ellis Island. At the outset of the event, Viscusi made some remarks about the Calandra Institute, which you can see in the video above.
Our two-day conference was held April 26-27 and looked at yet another significant aspect of our community and its ever expanding issues: the Italian language and its inevitable, changing nature, as people move from one locale to another. We had more than forty scholars deliver insightful presentations on important topics that continue to affect our comunal ragion d'essere. Further still, we had a great amount of people from the community come and listen, reaching an unprecedented number of attendees. For more information and a complete program of the conference proceedings, click here.