Registered participants will gather at Fourth Ave Food Park for some light refreshments and an opening night talk with featured speaker Dr. Wendy Pojmann. She is Professor of History at Siena College in Albany, New York where she is also Director of the Standish Honors Program. Her most recent book Espresso: The Art & Soul of Italy is being represented by the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency in California. She is the author of two monographs, Immigrant Women and Feminism in Italy (Ashgate 2005) and Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968 (Fordham University Press 2013), lead author of the textbook Doing History: An Introduction to the Historian’s Craft (Oxford University Press 2016) and editor of a collection of essays titled Migration and Activism in Europe since 1945 (Palgrave Macmillan 2008). Pojmann has published articles in leading scholarly journals and has contributed chapters to several edited volumes as well as delivered presentations at numerous regional, national and international conferences. Her teaching includes courses in world, European, and women’s and gender history. Pojmann holds a Ph.D. in modern European history from Boston College. She drinks an average of five espressos per day and enjoys riding motorcycles to coffee shops whenever possible!