CIS Histories

The Center for Italian Studies was created in 1978 by the University of Pennsylvania President Martin Meyerson and by the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Vartan Gregorian, with the endorsement of the Republic of Italy. It was the first such center in the United States!


PRISONERS AMONG US: Italian-American Identity & World War II

(featuring Penn professor Jerre Mangione, from 20′ 35″)

Grand Jury Prize, 2004 Best Documentary, New York International Independent Film Festival

Watch here 

110 min.

Only Penn affiliates, viewable in Penn’s Box browser, no downloading option

Website  Teacher’s Guide

Credits here


Archivio diaristico nazionale di Pieve Santo Stefano: Italiani all’estero