Event: “The Forgotten War: Little Italy in World War I”

  • Author: Michael Foight
  • Published: March 24, 2016

Please join us on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, for the Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Richard N. Juliani, PhD.

Dr. Juliani

Dr. Juliani

Dr. Juliani is a Villanova University retired Sociology professor. He has titled his talk, “The Forgotten War: Little Italy in World War I.” The presentation will focus on Italy in the Great War, the American role on the Italian Front, and particularly the participation of Philadelphia’s immigrants in the Italian army against the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Germany and as members of the U.S. Army with the Allies on the Western Front. Along with examining Little Italy as a distinctive home-front during the course of the war, we shall also consider the long term consequences for the assimilation of Italians in Philadelphia and America.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event, sponsored by Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.


Last Modified: March 24, 2016