Center for Italian Culture: What's Authentic? Uncommon Lessons from Made In Italy

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 3, 2023 at 8:45 AM

Last week, Professor Elizabeth Krause from the Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst  presented this talk that drew on ethnographic research in the Made in Italy arena across two different sectors - slow figs and fast fashion - to theorize authenticity. Presented as part of the Center for Italian Culture's "Made in Italy" series.

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Topics: Events, information session, Community, Center for Italian Culture

The Center for Italian Culture - Showing of Stracci

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 16, 2023 at 6:15 PM

The Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University continued its series on the “Made in Italy” brand this month this afternoon with a screening of the documentary film Stracci in Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall. The documentary discusses the sustainability of fashion by looking at it through the eyes of those who have always recycled used clothes and transformed them into raw materials. A journey that starts from Prato, the world capital of recycled wool, and goes around the world, to discover the impact on the planet of the excessive consumption to which the world of fashion has educated us.

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Topics: Community, Humanities, Center for Italian Culture, Communications/Media

Center for Italian Culture gala to Support Student Scholarships

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 12, 2022 at 3:30 PM

The Center for Italian Culture (CIC) at Fitchburg State University celebrated more than 20 years of supporting scholarships and programming with a fundraising gala at the Fitchburg Art Museum on Saturday, June 11.

The CIC, founded with a major gift by the late Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio of Fitchburg State’s Class of 1938, has been a fixture on the university campus for over 20 years. Throughout its history, the center has sponsored programs that celebrate Italian contributions to Western civilization and supported study abroad scholarships that let university students and faculty explore the wider world.

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Topics: International Education, Events, Study Abroad, Community, Center for Italian Culture