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The Australian National University

Ms Grazia Micciche

MA, FHEA
Honorary Lecturer of Italian
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 02 61252736

Research interests

E-learning, Language teaching methodology, Italian Art History, Semiotics, Italian Culture, Italian classical Music and Opera related culture

Biography

Grazia is the lecturer sent by the MInistry of Foreign Affairs of Italy to the ANU. In 2014 she received the ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Education, and in 2013 she received the nomination for the ANU College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award. 

She holds an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Catania, an MA in Russian Bryn Mawr College, PA, United States of America. She also completed postgraduate courses in Science of Communications, University of Siena, in School Management, University of Florence, Italy. in Digital Board Design, University of Florence, Italy, Technology enhanced Classroom and online Teaching, University of Florence, Italy.

Grazia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an Associate member of the ANU Centre for European Studies

 

Researcher's projects

2016

1. The translation of Grazia's Intermediate level students of the Premio Strega 12 finalist novels' first chapter excerpts has been published as e-book by www.booksinitaly.it on 13 May 2016 - see http://www.booksinitaly.it/news/le-lingue-per-lo-strega-2016/ 

2. PhD thesis supervisor for Lawrence Mays' "Niccolo's Piccinni's Il Regno della Luna's Critical Edition".

2015

  1. In collaboration with the Country Women Association, organised a Seminar Day on Italy for 250 members, and presented on "The Art of Cooking and Eating in Italy", as well as on "Gender Issues in Italy", 14 February 2015
  2. Edited a book, "Italy", published by the CWA
  3. Participation as key-note speaker on Italian women issues at the New South Wales section of the Counry Women Association in Tamworth, 5 May 2015
  4. articipation as key-note speaker on Italian women at the Australian Capital Territory section of the Counry Women Association in Canberra, June 2015
  5. Presentation on "History of Gastronomy in Italy" at the Dante Alighieri Society of Canberra, 5 March 2015
  6. Premio Italia Award
  7. In-class organisation of the Italian Section of the Swiss Prize, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Canberra
  8. In collaboration with MAECI and the Italian Institute of Culture in Sydney, participation to the Premio Strega "Chi ben comincia..." initiative with the ANU Italian Program students, whose translation into English of the 12 Premio Strega finalist novels will be published in an e-book by the Premio Strega editors
  9. Member of the organizing committee of the conference "Italian Language in Music and the Music of Italian". Also presented a paper, "Lingua e storia dell'opera in ITalia: un modello di riferimento per lo sviluppo dei corsi di lingua specialistica e approfondimento della cultura italiana"
  10. Collaborated in the organization and the delivery of guided tours of the Italian Embassy, in occasion of the Embassy Open Day, organised by the ACT government
  11. Member of the organising committee of Festa Italiana in the Embassy Gardens, held on 8 November 2015, and attended by 4500 visitors. 
  12. Member of the selection committee for the ANU Vice-Chancellor Excellence Award in Tutoring and Demonstrating

2014

  1. Organisation of the Premio Italia Award, aiming at intermediate and advanced level Italian language undergraduate and graduate students from all Australian Universities.
  2. Introduced Talk on Fra' Mauro's Map by Prof Angelo Cattaneo at the National Library of Australia in February
  3. Completed ANU course on Introduction to Academic Leadership organised by ANU CHELT, Centre for Higher Education Learning and Teaching
  4. Took part in the meeting "Italians Down Under", organised by the Embassy of Italy 5 and 6 September 2014
  5. Took part in the G20 Meeting on Gender Issues, held at the ANU in September 2014
  6. Took part in the Conference Scientists Down Under, organised by Prof Oscar Moze, Scientific Attache, Embassy of Italy, November 2014
  7. In-class organisation of the Italian Section of the Swiss Prize, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Canberra
  8. Collaboration in the organzation of "An Evening of Italian Music", held by the Friends of the ANU School of Music at the Residence of the Embassy of Italy on 21 November 2014, with the participation of the Governor General of Australia, His Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove and his spouse, Lady Cosgrove
  9. Received the 2014 ANU Vice-Chancellor Excellence in Teaching Award

2013

  1. Premio Italia 2012 - in-class organization of the students' essays which took part in the literary section of the Prize organised by the Italian Institute of Culture of Melbourne
  2. In-class organisation of the Italian Section of the Swiss Prize, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Canberra
  3. Participation at the Conference Interpellations, organised by the ANU School of Law
  4. Nomination for the 2013 ANU College of Arts an Social Sciences Teaching Award
  5. Nomination for the 2014 ANU Vice-Chancellor Excellence in Teaching Award

 

2012

  1. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra - Talk entitled “Sandro Botticelli - Journey from Neoplatonic Harmony to Savonarola’s Fiercelessness”, February 2010
  2. http://nga.gov.au/whatson/calendar.pdf , page 10
  3. Questacon, Canberra – Two talks on “Light and Colour in the Renaissance”, February 2012
  4. Talk on ABC National Radio, for “Books and Arts Daily” – Tour of the Renaissance Exhibition http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/a-tour-of-the-renaissance-exhibition/3817454
  5. Participation at the Conference “Italians Down Under”, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Canberra, 3 April 2012
  6. Premio Italia 2012 - in-class organization of the students' essays which took part in the literary section of the Prize organised by the Italian Institute of Culture in Melbourne
  7. Participation with an online intervention at the Technology in Teaching Languages Conference, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, on 25 June 2012, organised for 35 Chinese Academics visiting the ANU.
  8. In-class organisation of the Italian Section of the Swiss Prize, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Canberra.

2011

  1. On occasion of the celebration of 150th anniversary of the birth of the current State of Italy, gave a talk on Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Quest for Nizza, Alliance Francais in Canberra, April 2010
  2. Presentations at CEDAM and at the conference organized in October 2011 in Melbourne by the Languages and Cultures Network of Australia about the development of the technology enhanced aspects of the two Italian for Opera Singers courses
  3. Premio Italia 2011 - in-class organization of the students' essays which took part in the literary section of the Prize organised by the Italian Institute of Culture in Melbourne
  4. Talk at the Videoconference “Why Italian?”, ANU, August 2011 – launch of the website www.tuttoitaliano.org
  5. Organised the new technology enhanced course “Language of Institutions and Diplomacy in Italy”, in collaboration with the ANU SLS Head of School , Professor Jane Simpson
  6. Received the ANU VC Teaching Enhancement Grant for the course “Language of Institutions and Diplomacy in Italy”, September 2011 http://edcasestudies.chelt.anu.edu.au/grants/grazia-micciche
  7. Presentation of a poster on “Language of Institutions and Diplomacy of Italy”, Langfest, ANU, Canberra, December 2011

2010

  1. Represented the Italian Program during the meetings orginised by the SLS Revision Commitee, April 2010
  2. Member of the Selection Committee for the Italian Government Scholarships 2010
  3. Organized the Second Italian Opera Gala on behalf of the Italian Embassy, Lewellyn Hall, May 2009
  4. Gave a Presentation at the Moodle Moot World Conference in Melbourne in July and, in October at the Moodle Moot National Conference in Canberra, on the technology enhanced aspects of the two Italian for Opera Singers courses.
  5. Gave a number of presentations of behalf of DOI and CEDAM about the development of the technology enhanced aspects of the two Italian for Opera Singers courses at the ANU
  6. Talk on Cristina Queen of Sweden and her role as a patron of the arts and opera in the 17th century, ANU School of Music, October 2010
  7. May - October 2009 Member of the Selection Committee for the Art section of the ANU Premio Italia
  8. Preparation of a module on Italian Museums online communication for the ANU Postgraduate course “Understanding learning in Museums and Heritage”, November 2010, January 2011 – not implemented

2009

  1. Poetry recital within the Renaissance music show entitled “Harmonoius Revolutions”, on Galileo Galilei’ activity, in celebration of the Astronomy World Year, National Press Club, March 2009 http://sites.google.com/site/consortastraea/début
  2. Organized the First Italian Opera Gala on behalf of the Italian Embassy, Lewellyn Hall, May 2009
  3. Member of the Selection Committee for the Italian Government Scholarships 2009
  4. May - October 2009 Member of the Selection Committee for the literary section and the Art section of the ANU Premio Italia
  5. Created two new courses, Italian for Opera Singers and Opera Lovers, in collaboration with Alan Hicks, Head of the Voice Department at the ANU School of Music
  6. These courses received the ANU VC Teaching Enhancement Grant
  7. Conference on Sandro Botticelli, Dante Alighieri Society, June 2009
  8. Conference on Luciano Pavarotti, and presentation of the film "Grandissimo" on his artistic career, organised by the Canberra “Friends of Opera Society” at CSIRO, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Canberra, July 2009

2008

  1. August 2008 Puccini Celebration – Opera Gala – in collaboration with the ANU School of Music – prepared and read excerpts from Puccini’s biographical highlights
  2. August 2008 – Official visit to Narrabundah College and Presentation of the Premio Italia College Section
  3. October 2008 – ANU Public lecture with Romualdo Giurgola on “The Piazza and the Italian Landscape”, John Curtin School of Medical Research
  4. Member of the Selection Committee for the Italian Government Scholarships 2008
  5. May - October 2008 Member of the Selection Committee for the literary section and the Art section of the ANU Premio Italia

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1. “Letteratura e doppia cultura”, ed NOESIS, Barcellona, 1986

2. “E-learning and Italian L2 acquisition”, in Bollettino della Comunita’ Scientifica in Australasia, Anno VIII, Fascicolo II, August 2008, PIAR, pp. 54- 63

3. “Why a Piazza is not just a Square” in Bollettino della Comunita’ Scientifica in Australasia, Anno VIII, Fascicolo III, PIAR, December 2008, pp.88 - 99

4. ROMEO E GIULIETTA, SOTTO IL VULCANO ("SICILIAN TRAGEDI" ALLO STABILE DI CATANIA, Inscenaonline, Janury 2010 http://inscenaonline.altervista.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar...

5. LA LUCE DEL DESERTO - IL DRAMMA DEGLI ABORIGENI, TRAMANDATO DA ALBERT NAMATJIRA, September 2011

http://inscenaonline.altervista.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5576&Itemid=54

 

 

Projects and Grants

1. In 2011 Grazia Micciche’ received the ANU Vice-Chancellor Teaching Enhancement Grant for the course “Language of Institutions and Diplomacy in Italy”

See the following page in the ANU Centre for Higher Education, Learning, & Teaching on Cases of Educational Excellence:

http://edcasestudies.chelt.anu.edu.au/grants/grazia-micciche

 

2. In 2009 her courses Italian for Opera Singers and Opera Lovers 1 and 2, created in collaboration with the ANU School of Music, received ANU funding for the development of the Wattle Site

 

 

Available student projects

1. In 2016 a group of Intermediate Italian ANU students, Madeline Cardone, Pia Cashel, Asheigh Hanen, Stephanie Kerr , Jordan Wright translation from Italian into English of sections of the literary Premio Strega finalist novels has been e-published by booksinItaly.com

 

2. Susanne Moss, PhD, now member of the ANU School of Art staff, won the 2nd Prize in 2008, and the 1st Prize in 2009 for the Art Section of the Premio Italia, organised by the Embassy of Italy in Canberra. She works on the concept of light.

http://soa.anu.edu.au/staff/suzanne-moss

 

 

3. In 2009 Susan Banks won the Second Prize of the Premio Italia with "Homage to Giulio Natta"

 

 

 

 

4. Nella piazza di re Giorgio V  is the poem written by Madonna Quixley , student of Continuing Italian, which received the First Prize for the Literary Section of Premio Italia in 2008, organised by the Italian Embassy of Canberra in collaboration with the Institute of Italian Culture in Sydney.

 

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