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  • Love and the writing of love letters are a central part of Italy’s history. These letters tell stories of love lost, love found, and love rekindled. Their most common subjects are immigrants, refugees, and the exiled. In many cases, love letters are forgotten in drawers, in our grandparents’ suitcases, or in the attic of our parents’ houses. However, one museum looks to highlight the importance of these letters in an intriguing way.
  • Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Dr. Sonia Cancian, an Italian-Canadian professor at Zayed University in Dubai, spoke at a conference at the “Museo della lettera d’amore” (Museum of Love Letters) in Torrevecchia Teatina, Abruzzo. A social historian specializing in the field of Italian migration, Dr. Cancian has studied hundreds of love letters exchanged by Italian migrants in the past century. In this interview she tells us about her long-lasting research interest for this topic, the importance of letter-writing for previous waves of migrants, and the uncertain future of the art of (love) letter-writing in the digital age.
  • Mercoledì 15 febbraio, alle ore 17 e 30, presso la sala dei convegni del Palazzo del Marchese Valligiani, la docente universitaria Sonia Cancian (Zayed University di Dubai, Emirati Arabi) parlerà del sentimento più nobile attraverso le lettere d’amore di due emigranti. L’iniziativa, che rientra nel ciclo delle manifestazione previste sotto il titolo “Lettere d’amore dall’Italia”, è organizzato dall’Associazione AbruzziAMOci. L'evento vede il patrocinio del Comune di Torrevecchia Teatina e del Museo della Lettera d’Amore.