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Revisiting Southern Italy through the Lens of a Future Anthropologist

(18 11 2013) Laura E. Ruberto

Introducing "Lacedonia: Un paese Italiano, 1957/An Italian Town, 1957," Frank Cancian’s photographs of Lacedonia (AV), repackaged for a new century.

Italian American Monuments, Gramsci-style

(30 07 2013) Laura E. Ruberto

Upon visiting Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument in the Bronx, passing reflections on impermanence, aesthetics, and what makes something Italian American.

Italian American Victrola-Spinning

(20 03 2013) Laura E. Ruberto

From a Massachusetts living room to a California garage—collecting and preserving Italian American soundscapes.

Remembering the Irpinia Earthquake Thirty Years Later

(21 11 2010) Laura E. Ruberto

Marking the material culture of one of Southern Italy’s worst natural disasters, the Irpinia Earthquake of November 23, 1980.

“And so we left leaving Italy and all of my dear ones”

(23 04 2010) Laura E. Ruberto

Introducing "Such Is Life" ("Ma la vita è fatta cosi"), an immigrant woman’s memoir about her life between Italy and America.

Excavating New Futures: The Cairano 7x Experience

(04 07 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

An ambitious week-long event in a small village in the province of Avellino crossed many boundaries and suggested many new possibilities.

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