TWO NEW DEALS: FIU PROFESSOR TO DEVELOP A COURSE ON ITALY AND NEW DEAL AMERICA
This Thursday, rare books cataloguer Dr. Nicolae Harsanyi met with Mellon-grant recipient FIU professor A. Douglas Kincaid to talk about a course that he is developing for the School of International and Public Affairs. The course is intended to be taught next summer and will take a comparative approach to the study of President Roosevelt’s New Deal in the United States and some of the similar programs enacted by Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini in the same period.
Professor Kincaid plans to teach part of the course here in Miami, and the other part in Genoa, Italy, where The Wolfsonian’s “step-sister,” The Wolfsoniana is located. http://www.wolfsoniana.it/en/index.htm
The Wolfsonian, of course, has extremely strong holdings of Italian and American materials from the interwar period, and the museum and research library here on Miami Beach doubtlessly will serve as an important resource for his students as they prepare for their study abroad experience. The collection in Genoa assembled by Wolfsonian founder Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. and housed in the Wolfsoniana will provide an ideal Italian cultural immersion experience as it remains much more specifically focused on the artwork and national patrimony of Italy.