Italian Studies

Events & Activities

Events & Activities
The Italian Studies program organizes several activites: here you can check out our events calendar and catch a glimpse of the life of the department. Italian film nights, visiting authors and filmmakers, lectures and schedule for language table can all be found here.

Contact Us

Franco Baldasso
Office Hours: Tues. 2:30 - 4:30 and by appt.

Current and Upcoming Events

Italian Table

Wednesdays, January 28 – May 21, 2019

Please join us weekly. Stay for as long as you would like.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Kline Commons

If Only I Were That Warrior 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Film screening and roundtable discussion
If Only I Were That Warrior (2015) is a feature documentary film focusing on the Italian occupation of Ethiopia in 1935. Following the recent construction of a monument dedicated to Fascist general Rodolfo Graziani, the film addresses the unpunished war crimes he and others committed in the name of Mussolini's imperial ambitions. The stories of three characters, filmed in present-day Ethiopia, Italy, and the United States, take the audience on a journey through the living memories and the tangible remains of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia—a journey that crosses generations and continents to today, where this often overlooked legacy still ties the fates of two nations and their people. 

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Valerio Ciriaci and Isaak Liptzin, and Bard faculty member Dinaw Mengestu.
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Contact: Karen Raizen
Phone: 845-758-6822

Italian Film Series

Mondays, January 28 – May 13, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Italian Events Archive by Year



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Conversation between Publisher and Professor

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater  7:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation between
Jonathan Galassi
(Publisher, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
Joseph Luzzi
(Associate Professor of Italian, Bard College)

Galassi will read from his acclaimed new translation of Giacomo Leopardi's Canti (2010)

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Italian Studies Program
Contact: Joseph Luzzi  845-758-7150