Book launch – Italians in Australia: History, Memory and Identity
Italians in Australia: History, Memory and Identity by Francesco Ricatti
Organised by the Department of Italian Studies and Co.As.It
This book provides a concise and innovative history of Italian migration to Australia over the past 150 years. It focuses on crucial aspects of the migratory experience, including work and socio-economic mobility, disorientation and reorientation. Published by Palgrave MacMillan, this book challenges common assumptions about the Italian-Australian community.
About the author
Dr Francesco Ricatti is Cassamarca Senior Lecturer and coordinator of the Italian Studies program at Monash University. He is also the President of Oral History Victoria and the Chair of the Editorial Board of the Oral History Australia Journal. His research focuses on migration history and transcultural studies.
He is one of the leading experts in the history of Italian migration to Australia, and his most recent book, Italians in Australia: History, Memory, Identity was published by Palgrave in 2018. He is currently working on the integration of artificial intelligence, participatory research and digital story-telling for the study and representation of transcultural communities.
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