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Italian history professor to speak, March 27

One of the foremost historians of modern Italy will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Italian History at the University of Connecticut, will present a lecture drawing on his recent work, “The Jews of San Nicandro: An Unusual Story of Religious Conversion in Southern Italy in the Mid-20th Century.”

Davis has written numerous books dealing with economics, law, labor and industry in Europe and Italy from the 18th century to the present that have shaped the study of Italy, particularly southern Italy, in the modern world.

The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Italian Studies, with support by the Program in Judaic Studies, and is part of the Eberhard L. Faber Lecture Series. The event will be followed by a reception in the Upper Hyphen of Chancellor Green.

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