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The Center Altreitalie on Italian Migration was founded in 2005 as a continuation of the activities carried on by the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation since the eighties. The Altreitalie Centre is a place of transnational research, meeting and cultural cooperation on Italian migrations. Since 2009 it operates within the cultural association Globus et Locus with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo.

Activities and Programs:


Altreitalie Summer Academy

Thesis awards

Online Database “Find your roots

Essential tool of the Altreitalie’s Center is:  Altreitalie. International Journal of Studies on Italian Migrations in the World, published by Rosenberg & Sellier, started in 1989 and from 1996 available on-line.

Managing Editor: Maddalena Tirabassi

Editorial Staff: Alvise del Pra' 

The Library has over 2,500 publications, including a collection of rare books on:
 History of Italian migrations and of the people of Italian origin in the world
, Italian culture in the world
, demographic, sociological, ethno-anthropological studies on ethnic minorities (with a special focus on groups of Italian origins) and on contemporary migration movements. 
The Library also owns a collection of over 160 periodicals (journals, bulletins, newsletters) and the complete collection of Altreitalie (Altreitalie. International journal of studies on Italian migrations in the world).
The Documentation Center has a small photo collection on Italian migrations to the United States, Argentina, and Brazil.

Address: Via Principe Amedeo 34, 10123 Turin, Italy

Globus et Locus

Founded in 1997, Globus et Locus is an association of various important functional and territorial bodies in nothern Italy and southern Switzerland: banking foundations, regional authorities, universities, local governments, chambers of commerce.The Association aims at promoting an analysis at the highest level of the issues connected with the relationship between the global and the local.

Thus, the Association has promoted research, projects and seminars, in co-operation with its members, acting both as a think-tank  and as a centre for planning, contributing to the work of its members and any other national or international bodies it collaborates with.

There are three main issues at the heart of the initiatives of Globus et Locus:

  • The impact of globalisation on governance and the great global institutions (nomos)
  • The impact of globalisation on peoples and on global civil society (demos)
  • The impact of globalisation on the value system and political culture relevant to glocal forces (paideia)