Highlights from the Valente Library

The Valente Library continues to acquire materials donated by prominent scholars in the field of Italian Studies. Recently cataloged and shelved on the third floor are books from the library of Dr. Patricia Hochschild Labalme, a Renaissance scholar, who taught at Wellesley, Barnard, and Hunter Colleges, and New York University. She also directed the humanities program of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Other parts of her library were donated to the American Academy in Rome and to Kenyon College. Dr. Labalme received a master’s and a doctorate from Harvard. She was the author of Bernardo Giustiniani: A Venetian of the Quattrocento (1969) and numerous articles. To donate to our growing Italian Studies collection, please contact Dr. John Buschman, Dean of University Libraries, John.Buschman@shu.edu

Upcoming events this year sponsored by the Alberto Institute

Tuesday, September 18              

Lecture: America 1850-1860. How the Italians discovered the United States—Federico Casari, Visiting Scholar, University of Durham, UK

Monday, September 24                

Scholarship Award Ceremony—Lecture: L’Aquila and Beyond: Lessons from an Earthquake—Prof. Laura Benedetti, Georgetown University

 Tuesday, October 2                      

Lecture: Italy and the Balkans After 1945:  Images Across the Adriatic—Prof. James Pettifer, Oxford University

 Tuesday, October 23                    

Lecture: Historical & Sociological Aspects of the Italian American Experience—Prof. Richard Juliani, Villanova University

Tuesday, October 30 

Film—The Garden of the Finzi-Continis   Introduced by Jerome and Mary Lou Tibaldo- Bongiorno.  In collaboration with the Jewish Museum of NJ

Tuesday, November 13               

Book presentation: The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me—Tom Santopietro, Author

 Tuesday, December 3                  

Holiday Concert

 Tuesday, January 28                   

Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Lecture on Primo Levi —Prof. Pugliese, Hofstra University

 Tuesday, February 19                  

Book presentation: Seeking Sicily—John Keahey,  Author

Tuesday, February 26                  

 Lecture: Murder Made in Italy—Prof. Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University

Tuesday, March 26                       

 Lecture: Words are Loaded Guns. Reflections on the Power of Words between Law and Literature—  Gianrico Carofiglio, Author and Judge.

 ALL EVENTS WILL BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M. Contact Barbara Ritchie at 973-275-2967 or Barbara.ritchie@shu.edu for further Information

New Acquisitions: Regional Italy

New Acquisitions in the Valente Library: Regional Italy

Want to learn about where your grandparents came from? Planning to study abroad in Italy next year? Spend the last few weeks of summer  browsing our extensive collection of regional Italian history books. These can be found in the DG975 section of the Valente Library on the 3rd floor.

World War II and Its Aftermath–New Acquisitions

Italy entered World War II in 1940; by its end, in 1945, several hundred thousands of Italians had lost their lives and many of Italy’s towns and cities were in ruins. This tumultuous period of Italian history is documented in the numerous personal narratives, pictorial works and historical accounts that have recently been acquired as part of the Valente Italian collection, located on the third floor of Walsh library.

The Valente Collection is open to all researchers, who wish to consult its extensive print resources. Most materials can be borrowed by the Seton Hall community, those individuals with a Rebl card and faculty in the Vale Academic Library Consortium. It is open during the library’s normal working hours.