Public Lecture Series presents: Luisa Del Guidice | College of Arts

Public Lecture Series presents: Luisa Del Guidice

Date and Time


MacDonald Stewart Art Centre




Luisa Del Giudice

Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine: 

Paesi di Cuccagna and Other Gastronomic Utopias


Medieval village


Wednesday October 22nd, 5 :00pm, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

Luisa Del Giudice is an independent scholar, former university academic (University of California Los Angeles, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia), public sector educator (Founder- Director of the Italian Oral History Institute), and community activist. She has published and lectured widely on Italian and Italian American and Canadian folklife, ethnology, and oral history, and has produced many innovative public programs on Italian, Mediterranean, regional, and folk culture, and local history in Los Angeles. In 2008 she was named an honorary fellow of the American Folklore Society and knighted by the Italian Republic.