As an affiliated society of the American Historical Association (AHA), the SIHS holds an annual meeting in conjunction with that of the AHA, marked by at least one academic session, a business meeting, and a social hour. The next annual meeting is planned for New Orleans, LA in January 2013. For general information on the AHA annual meeting, please consult the AHA website.
Our annual business meeting will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013, 5:30 PM, in Salon 816 of the Sheraton New Orleans. As usual, the business meeting will be followed by a social hour, at 6:00 PM in Salon 817 of the Sheraton New Orleans.
Moving across Frontiers: Italian Stories in a Global Frame
Chair: Silvana Patriarca (Fordham University)
- Enrico Dal Lago, National University of Ireland: "Mazzini, Slavery, and the American Civil War: Transnational Perspectives on Republicanism, Nationalism, and Emancipation"
- Mark I. Choate, Brigham Young University, "Italy versus the "Mad Mullah": Negotiating Costs, Violence, and International Reputation in the Wars against Mohammed Abdullah Hassan of Somalia"
- Guito Tintori, University of Leiden, "Italy's Diaspora Politics: A Continuing Story"
The Society will also offer two academic sessions:
1) Jewish Society and Culture in Italy during the Enlightenment and Napoleonic Period, 1750–1815
Friday, January 4, 2:30-4:30 PM in Salon 816, Sheraton New Orleans.
Chair: Benjamin Braude, Boston College
- Francesca Bregoli, Queens College, City University of New York, "Sociability and National Separation: Jewish Coffeehouses and Gambling Houses in Eighteenth-Century Livorno"
- Lois Dubin, Smith College, "One Woman, Two Husbands, Three Laws: The Making of Civil Law and Divorce in Habsburg and Napoleonic Trieste"
- Alexander Grab, University of Maine, "Two Aspects in the Life of Italian Jewry under Napoleon: Education and Conversion to Christianity"
2) Italy on the 150th Centenary of National Unification: Issues of Unity and Identity
Saturday, January 5, 2:30-4:30 PM in Salon 816, Sheraton New Orleans.
Chair and Comment: Roland Sarti, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Mario Di Napoli, University of Rome La Sapienza and Giuliana Limiti, University of Rome Tre, "The Celebrations between History and Politics"
- Giuseppi Monsagrati, University of Rome La Sapienza, "The International Context"
- Frank J. Coppa, Saint John's University, "Two Different Approaches to Italy: Pius IX's Confrontation versus Pius XII's Conciliation"
- John A. Davis, University of Connecticut at Storrs, "The South and the Risorgimento: Histories and Counter-Histories"