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"Teaching Black Italy" is a one week refresher online course for teachers which explores the contemporary presence of the African diaspora in Italy.
Participants will learn about the origins of Black Italy and the diverse composition, culture, stories of Black Italians in different historical times, frameworks and topics (see the 12 units).
This course is not designed to provide just information but to offer pedagogical tools to diversify and decolonize your syllabi and/or to support you in designing syllabi on Black Italy and to help you providing a selected didactic tools and methodology that can also help you save time searching for materials and resources.
3 Reasons to join us
This course prepares teachers to devote entire syllabi to the Afro-Italian experience, or to add a seldom-taught complement to a wide range of curricula. Courses on the Black diaspora, modern Europe, gender studies, and other interdisciplinary fields can gain an invaluable extra dimension by introducing elements of Black Italy.
As long as educational publishing has not yet published enough diversified and rich textbooks and video materials,
our comprehensive video library puts more than 1,000 minutes of insightful, enriching filmed material at your disposal. We also provide a curated collection of online documents, blogs, videos, and audio resources.
Our digital platform supports your exploration of Black Italy after the course is complete, and its optional messaging feature puts you in touch with selected members of the Afro-Italian community for further research or for videoconferencing with your students.
This course more than just providing information, wants to offer a transformative pedagogical experience and a full immersion in the little-known Italian Black community for the first time.
A team of researchers, but also experts and insiders of the Afro-Italian community will surely create an informal training environment but, above all, a community of teachers who, like you, care about racial justice and social change, as well as educating new generations.
We are guided in significant part by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s timeless question “Can the subaltern speak?” To which we reply “Yes, and well.”
Italy’s first television show with a majority-Black Italian cast, Zero, made its international debuted on Netflix in April, 21, 2021. The show was conceived and written by Antonio Dikele Distefano (see New York TIMES ), whose bestselling novels have made him one of Italy’s most prominent authors. The time has never been better to study and teach the experiences of one of the world’s most.
Like him there is a whole Afro-Italian generation who are establishing themselves in Italy, unknown in the mainstream but popular in digital culture and among young Italians. Africans have lived in the Italian peninsula for millennia, but the modern Afro-Italian community has rarely been the subject of academic study, either in Italy or abroad.
The Black Italian community is as diverse as the country itself. This course seeks to communicate that diversity as fully as possible, and to respect at all times the rights of individual subjects to fully control the terms of their narratives. We may be united by ethnicity and to a lesser extent by history, but each of us is defined by a rich nexus of interrelationships, and not solely by our status as Afro-Italians. Accordingly, this course presents the Afro-Italian experience in all its complexity, and not through the lens of a single issue, theme, or framework.
Our team of researchers and insiders is drawn from the Afro-Italian and African diaspora community in Italy. Each team member is dedicated to providing a supportive and responsive learning environment. You and your fellow participants will constitute a community of your own, one dedicated to more effective teaching, greater understanding, positive social change, and deeper education for current and future generations. And of course, Lecturers, Instructors, PhD Students are welcome to join this community.
The Voices of an Overlooked Community, on Their Terms
This course seeks both to convey information and to provide an immersive pedagogical experience. Each unit features interdisciplinary elements that expand its appeal to a broad range of fields. Each unit is also designed to respond to the specific needs of the course’s participants.
The advanced course delves into all course units with more resources.
Ideal for those who want to build an entire syllabus on Black Italy.
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Each Basic Course session is from Monday to Friday
from: 11AM to 1PM EST Time • 8 AM-10AM Pacific Time • 17-19 Italia
Max 15 Participants per Session
Advanced Course session is from Monday to Friday
from 2PM to 6PM EST Time • 11AM-3PM Pacific Time • 20-24 Italia
Max 15 Participants per Session
This is a Zoom Synchronous course, if you miss a class we will provide
a recording if all the participants will agree.
Course Language of session 1, 4 and 5 is in Italian
Course Language of session 2 and 3 is in English
Most of Video Materials are in Italian subtitled in English
Thank You to be a part of this transformation
Due to unprecedented demand we open a SESSION 5 (in Italian)
from July 5th to July 9th.
(scroll down to SESSION 5)
Enroll before May 25st to receive a 15% discount
Regular enroll Deadline for SESSION 5 is June 15th.
Postdoctoral Scholars, PhD Students, Graduate Students have 20 % discount
AATI members receive a 15&% discount
CICIS Consortium members receive a 15&% discount
We offer a flat fee package for Departments which can enroll up to 5 faculty and students affiliates.
No payment required to enroll now
Payments open from May 18th-to June 5th
(extended to June 15th for 5 SESSION Participants)
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