AAIS 2012 Annual Conference
May 3-5, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina
Keynote Speaker Professor John Dickie from University College London
The annual conference of the American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS 2012) will be held this year at the College of Charleston, located in one of the South's most historic and charming cities, Charleston, South Carolina. In 1977, composer Gian Carlo Menotti and city officials established the Spoleto Festival USA, forging a link with Italy that remains strong to this day. Menotti wanted to build a cultural bridge, enabling patrons from around the world to enjoy the arts in historic places on both sides of the Atlantic. In the years since, Charleston has become an epicurean's delight, featuring a spectrum of critically acclaimed restaurants, many of which celebrate Southern cuisine. And Charleston, like many of Italy's seaside towns, has a long maritime tradition. The average temperature in May is 80 degrees.
Conference Host: Giovanna De Luca, College of Charleston
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For more information on the American Association for Italian Studies, please visit: http://www.aais.info/.
College of Charleston
The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation's top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs.