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2018 AAIS book prizes awarded

Three AAIS Book Prizes were awarded at the conference at Wake Forest University for the best books in Italian studies published in 2018. Congratulations to the winners: 

William Caferro
Petrarch’s War: Florence and the Black Death in Context. Cambridge University Press.

Renaissance, 18th and 19th Centuries

Cristina MazzoniGolden Fruit: A Cultural History of Oranges in Italy. University of Toronto Press

20th and 21st Centuries

Luca CottiniThe Art of Objects: The Birth of Italian Industrial Culture, 1878-1928. University of

Toronto Press, 2018.

Race and Foreign Language

Dr. Deborah Parker's article (see below) has gained traction among the Italian Studies community. She gave a keynote address at the Diversity in Italian Studies conference held at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Watch the full lecture, courtesy of Italics (CUNY TV), here.

In her article, "Race and Foreign Language", Deborah Parker, Professor of Italian at the University of Virginia, describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian Studies, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward. 

Read the full article on Inside HigherEd.



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