With its rich history and cultural influence, Sicily stands as one of the most compelling stories of the Mediterranean. Join Santi Buscemi as he unfolds The History of Sicily.
In this interactive course, Professor Buscemi traces the Island’s literary tradition, from the time of Greeks and Romans to those of the Muslims, Swabians, Spanish, French and finally the Italians. Although it is replete with examples from these conquering people, the literature reveals that, in the end, the conquerors were conquered by the Island itself. […]
Mainly due to military secrecy, the story of the Italian frogmen has not been told to its fullest. Thanks to Bill Schofield and P. J. Carisella, this history is now rescued. The Italian frogmen invented the art of underwater warfare to a level of efficiency unequaled in naval history. In World War II, those frogmen […]
This interactive course presents the history of Jews living in Italy since the time of the Roman Empire to the present day. In Rome, Jews have maintained a continuous active presence from before Christ to the present day.
This interactive course offers a retrospective on the poetry of Adolfo Caso and a presentation of some of his more poignant photographs. Adolfo is bilingual and writes in English and in Italian. When it comes to photography, however, his eye becomes the sole and universal language.
This interactive course offers an analysis of several Neapolitan songs popular with immigrants, and shows how these songs gave them an Italian identity.
Aspects of Italian and American History is an enrichment course especially designed for students in Italian language and culture classes, and in history courses on Italy, Europe and America. It can be easily integrated into classroom activities and used for independent assignments. Because of its interactivity and friendly design, the course can also be used […]