CFP: [Cultural-Historical] 2008 AIHA Conference

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2008 AIHA Conference

41st Annual Conference
American Italian Historical Association
New Haven, Connecticut
Southern Connecticut State University
And Courtyard by Marriot

6-8 November 2008

“Small Towns, Big Cities:
The Urban Experience of Italian Americans”

Printable AIHA Call for Papers--2008 on website:

The 41st conference of AIHA will investigate the urban
experience of Italian Americans in its many facets.
Papers on all topics welcome, especially those
concerned with the following:

-The histories of neighborhoods
-Patterns of immigration and settlement in towns and
-Class mobility
-Flight from city to suburb
-Transnational urbanism
-Adaptation to city life
-Religious processions
-Street-corner society
-Social clubs and mutual aid societies
-Urban political life
-Forms of urban leisure (music, sports, clubs)
-The redefinition of Italian-American identities
-The death and marketing of Little Italies
-Italian American beatnik culture and urbanity
-Music and urban locales
-Urban space and place
-Underworld genealogies
-Italian American intellectuals and urban places
-Ethnic intersections and successions
-Italian American language in the city
-Cultural and aesthetic representations of the city
(film, dance, theatre, visual arts)

Proposals for papers should have titles and be no more
than one typed page in length. Proposals for panels
and other presentations should include titles and be
no more than two typed pages. A brief biography of
each presenter and participant must be included with
his/her affiliation, address, telephone number and
email address.

Special equipment for Powerpoint, DVD/Video
presentations, etc., must be requested as part of the
proposal. We cannot guarantee equipment if requests
are made later in the organization process. Those
interested in serving as chair or commentator should
notify the program chair by May 1.

Limited travel subsidies are available for graduate
students giving presentations; see website.

All presenters must be members of the American Italian
Historical Association. For membership details, see
the AIHA website at

Membership dues and proposals should be sent to:

The Calandra Italian American Institute,
Queens College/CUNY,
25 W. 43rd, 17th Floor,
New York, New York, 10036.

Proposals will not be considered if
presenters/participants have not paid their dues by
May 1, 2008.

Please email proposals to:
In the subject line, please write: “AIHA New Haven

Confirmation of proposals will be by email. Those not
having access to email should send proposals to The
Calandra Institute (address above).

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