The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 08/28 in HRH 2.106B @ 1:30 pm

Centering Families in Atlantic Worlds (1500-1800) Conference

Mon, February 28, 2011 | AT&T Conference Center

How Families Shaped the Early Modern Atlantic World

Centering Families in Atlantic Worlds (1500-1800) is the centerpiece of the Institute for Historical Studies’ “Power and Place” thematic programming for 2010-2011. 

In the early modern Atlantic world, the household formed the basis of social, political and economic order. Family life –through the interplay of kin connections and gender dynamics– shaped local circumstances and broader trajectories in the Americas, Europe and Africa. Yet despite its influence, the study of the family within the context of the Atlantic world is only now beginning to take hold. Through a comparative framework, the Centering Families in Atlantic Worlds (1500-1800) Conference places the family at the forefront of Atlantic studies. In this new light, the conference examines the role of the family in the shaping of borderlands, economic kinships, marriage, legal margins, and the Atlantic revolutions of the eighteenth century.

Co-sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, the conference brings together twenty-nine scholars and experts from twenty-two different institutions in the United States, Canada and Europe.  

The conference will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the UT campus, Feb. 28 – March 1, 2011. The conference is free and open to the public.

Program available here.
Registration available here.
Complete conference information available here.

Getting to the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center here.

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Le Cercle français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the Texas Union's Cactus Café from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Professor Antonella will be administering placement exams on Monday, August 28th in HRH 2.106B at 1:30 pm. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guranteed.

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800