The duo Bernecoli-Corazza will give a special concert in which the great Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936) is at the center of a program that spans from Telemann to Nino Rota.  Emy Bernacoli (violin) and Elia Andrea Corazza (piano) are internationally acclaimed artists who perform in Italy, Europe, North America and Asia. They have recorded several CDs and been hosted by major theatres.  The event is sponsored by the Dept. of Italian and the Dept. of Performing Arts at Georgetown, and by the Ministero dei beni artistici e culturali, and CDIM.  Free admission.

McNeir Auditorium – New North building – Georgetown University.

October 5th, 2018. 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00)




Prof Nicoletta Pireddu was invited to give a talk at the International Conference "Physiognomien des Lebens: Anthropologie, Medizin, Kultur," organized by the Institut für Romanistik
of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany, September 12-14, 2018. She discussed the relationship between physiognomy, normalization of behavior, and emotional excess in late nineteenth-century Europe, with particular attention to Paolo Mantegazza and Scipio Sighele.





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Congratulations to our student Caroline Cosovich for winning a scholarship for prestigious Italian interior design firm!


Congratulations to Caroline Cosovich, one of our students in Intensive Advanced Italian II who won a paid internship that will take her to Italy!

She participated in a student-centered workshop on Innovative Solutions to Business Challenges organized by Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, in partnership with the Italia Innovation Program, and the Embassy of Italy. Caroline and her group presented a project that won a paid internship with Zordan, an upscale Italian interior design company. They will spend two weeks in Italy, near Venice, to visit Zordan headquarters and a week in Zeeland (MI) to visit the first Zordan shop in the US.


Scholarship for Italian American women from NOIAW: Deadline February 16

Scholarships for Italian American students from NIAF: Deadline March 1

Volunteer in Italy this summer with the Dante Alighieri Society:  Deadline March 15