Conference Details

Bridges Across Cultures is an International Conference on the Arts and Humanities. Our 5th, biennial conference, is to be held in Viterbo, Italy in early June of 2021. The “Bridges” conference provides an international venue and opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities-related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other.

This conference serves as a place for scholars and experts with cross-disciplinary interests related to arts and humanities to meet and interact with members within and outside of their own particular disciplines.

On behalf of the Bridges Across Cultures committee and our collaborators, Washington & Jefferson College, ISI Florence, the Umbra Institute and the Centro Europeo di Studi Rossettiani, we look forward to seeing you in Viterbo!


  • A 200-word abstract
  • A cover letter listing name (last, first), academic affiliation, title of the paper, telephone number, address & email

**Please send submissions to H.J. Manzari at: **

(mention area of your paper in the subject line). Reading time for papers is limited to 20 minutes. All papers must be in English. The deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2020. You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for papers in English. All areas of arts and humanities are invited, but of particular interest are papers in the following fields: American Studies, Art History, Ethnic Studies, Film, History, World Literature, Popular Culture, Postcolonial Identities, Religion, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cross-disciplinary areas of arts and humanities.

Conference Organizers

Dr. H.J. Manzari, Washington & Jefferson College
Dr. Amparo Alpanes, Washington & Jefferson College
Dr. Angela Tumini, University of South Carolina

Dr. Alba Graziano, Università degli Studi della Tuscia

Dr. Daniele Niedda, Unint, Roma
Dr. Mirko Menna, Centro Europeo di Studi Rossettiani
Dr. Paola Basile, Lake Erie College

Dr. Patrick Quinn, Oxford Royale Academy, Director of Research England
Dr. Michel W. Pharand, Independent Scholar
Maribel Vazquez Manzari, Washington and Jefferson College