Modern Italian History seminar series

The British School at Rome and the Ecole française de Rome are pleased to announce the launch of a regular seminar series in Rome dedicated to Modern Italian History. To be hosted by various academies and conducted in English or Italian, its aims are:

  • to bring together visiting and resident Italian modernists
  • to showcase, promote and explore newly published and current research underway in Italy
  • to inform on other relevant academic events

Seminar Programme 2017–18

Tuesday 24 October, The British School at Rome, 17.30-19.00

Florian Mussgnug (UCL): Ghosts of the Future: Divergent Temporalities in Modern Italian Fiction

Tuesday 14 November, University of California in Rome, 17.30-19.30

Barbie Latza Nadeau (Rome Bureau Chief, Newsweek): Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs & Guns on the Mafia Coast

Thursday 14 December, Ecole française de Rome, 17.00-19.00

Victoria Witkowski (European University Institute): Memorialising Fascism and Empire: Rodolfo Graziani and Selective Memory in 20th Century Italy


Seminar Programme 2016–17

7 November 2016, British School at Rome

Vanda Wilcox: Per una più grande Italia? Motivation and morale in the First World War

15 December 2016, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

Oskar Pollak e la sua collezione di guide di Roma

11 January 2017, Ecole française de Rome (Piazza Navona 62)

Marie Bossaert: Il nemico per antonomasia. I turchi nella storia locale italiana

4 April 2017, DHI Rom

Patrick Houlihan: Global Catholicism during the First World War

13 June 2017, British School at Rome

Paul Garfinkel: Criminal Law in Liberal and Fascist Italy

We welcome proposals from any resident or visiting scholar interested in presenting their research. For more informatino please contact:

Simon Martin, Research Fellow, British School at Rome


Fabrice Jesné, Directeur des études pour les Époques moderne et contemporaine, École française de Rome


Forthcoming conferences

New Modern Italian History seminar series