When did Italian immigration to Norway begin? Who were the first Italians to move to the North and what jobs did they do? Although the subject of immigration has profoundly influenced the history of our country, shaping the image of Italians in Italy and abroad, scholars have not paid particular attention to the issue of immigration in Norway.
To this end, the Italian Cultural Institute of Oslo is organizing a presentation of the book ‘Destinazione Norvegia. Storia dell’immigrazione italiana di ieri e di oggi’ (Destination Norway: The Story of Italian Immigration Yesterday and Today) by Monica Miscali, which recounts and describes the history of the migration process of Italians in Norway, following the different periods influenced by the global and local historical and social context.
The meeting, moderated by Marco Gargiulo (University of Bergen), will be attended by the author Monica Miscali, Alberto Colella, Ambassador of Italy to Oslo, and Raffaella Giampaola, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute.
Monica Miscali is an associate professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has worked on economic history and women’s history and is currently working on the history of migration in the modern and contemporary periods. She is the author of numerous articles and scientific publications on these topics.
More information at iicoslo.esteri.it