The night before the annual Evening at the Embassy, join alumni, family and friends for a deeper dive into the W&M Italian Studies department and the current research being conducted by faculty and students.
Monica Seger (Sallie Gertrude Smoot Spears Term Distinguished Associate Professor and Director of W&M's Italian Program) will share her latest research, which is based in Italy's Puglia region. Professor Seger studies the rich wave of novels and films that have emerged over the past decade in response to environmental challenges in the coastal city Taranto. She argues that creative texts, whether on page or screen, allow a broad audience to learn - and care - about Taranto's dynamic culture and natural environment, despite recent hardships.
Cost is $10 and includes light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Contact Tim von Stetten '16 at firstname.lastname@example.org.