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The Living Documents Series: Invitation to meet FRANCA IACOVETTA

The Living Documents Series invites you to an

interactive conversation event with

Dr. Franca Iacovetta

Thursday, September 30

5-7pm, Ralph Campbell Lounge

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Franca Iacovetta is Professor of History and Co-editor of the Studies in Gender and History book series at University of Toronto Press. She is a Canadian social historian whose research interests include women’s and gender history, immigrants and racialized populations, working-class history, transnational labour migration and radicalism, and moral regulation and citizenship in Cold War Canada. She is author or co-editor of nine books, including Such Hardworking People: Italian Immigrants in Postwar Toronto (MQUP 1992); Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Women in Canadian History co-ed with M. Epp and F. Swyripa (Toronto 2003); Women, Gender and Transnational Lives: Italy’s Workers of the World co-ed with D. Gabaccia (UTP 2002); Enemies Within: Italian and Other Wartime Internments in Canada and Beyond co-ed with R. Perin and A. Principe (UTP 2000). The recipient of several major research awards, including the SSHRC Therese Casgrain Fellowship and University of Toronto Senior Connaught Fellowship, Dr. Iacovetta’s publications have also won a number of major article and book prizes, including, for her most recent monograph, Gatekeepers: Reshaping Immigrant Lives in Cold Ward Canada (Toronto, 2006), the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald prize for the best book in Canadian history (2008). It was also shortliest for the CHA's most prestigious prize, the Garneau Medal. Her award-winning co-authored research on domestic violence in and Italian immigrant family in early twentieth-century Canada became the basis of a play and a feature-length film called Looking for Angelina. A Research Fellow at the Immigration History Research Centre, University of Minnesota for 2008-09, her current book projects include a SSHRC-funded study of cultural pluralism in Canada (set within a North American context) and research on women radical exiles from Italy. She has recently completed a collaborative project called Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History.


The Living Documents Series is an idea that first originated and continues to be offered on the UofT St. George Campus, hosted by Kenneth Mills and the History Department. The goal of this complimentary series at U of T Scarborough is to take the idea beyond History to include scholars from disciplines across the Humanities.

The Living Documents Series aims to provide a glimpse "behind the scenes" of a scholarly career. It will also be an opportunity to take stock of and celebrate the continuities and transformations in the Programs and disciplines over the decades hear at U of T Scarborough. To that end, we hope that you will join us for our first event in the series, a conversation with Franca Iacovetta on becoming an historian. This invitation is extended to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff colleagues. Light refreshments will be served.


For information or questions about this and other events, contact Arts & Events Programming, 416.208.4769 or . If you would like more information about The Living Documents Series, please contact Christine Berkowitz (


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