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 2018–19 (TERM 1)

Thursday 18 October 2018, Biblioteca di Storia Moderna e Contemporanea, 17.00–19.00

John Foot (Bristol University): Writing a history of contemporary Italy

Discussant: Umberto Gentiloni (Sapienza – Università di Roma)

Thrusday 15 November 2018, British School at Rome, 17.00–19.00

Hans Bonde (Københavns Universitet): IL CORPO ROMANO – Da Cesare a Silvio. L’estetica della politica nel corso di due millenni.

Discussant: Paola Salvatori (Pisa)

Thursday 22 November 2018,  Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 17.00–19.00

Roberto Romani (Università di Teramo): Sensibilities of the Risorgimento: reason and passions in political thought.

Gabriella Romani (Seton Hall University): Erminia Fuà Fusinato: a Jewish patriot in Rome (1871-1876)

Thursday 13 December 2018, Ecole française de Rome, Crypta Balbi, via de Delfini 14 17.00–19.00

Elisa Tizzoni (European University Institute): La politica turistica del fascismo tra consenso interno e proiezione internazionale

Discussant: Annunziata Berrino (Federico II Napoli)

 

Seminar Programme 2017–18 (TERM 3)

Tuesday 15 May 2018, Accademia di Danimarca, 18.00–19.30

Anna Wegener (Accademia di Danimarca): Translating Scandinavian literature in Fascist Italy

Tuesday 29 May 2018, Biblioteca di Storia Moderna e Contemporanea, 17.15–19.15

Ilaria Favretto (Kingston University): La fabbrica in piazza: culture e metodi di lotta operaia nell’Italia repubblicana

Tuesday 5 June 2018, German Historical Institute in Rome, 17.30-19.30

Daniel Hedinger (LMU Munich/GHI Rome): War of empires. Towards a trans-imperial history of the Second World War

 

Seminar Programme 2017–18 (TERM 2)

Wednesday 24 January 2018, American Academy in Rome, 18.30–20.00

Leslie Cozzi (Hammer Museum, LA/AAR): Drawing/diaphragm: the art of Marisa and Mario Merz

Wednesday 14 February 2018, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), 17.30–19.30

Nick Carter, (Australian Catholic University): Balbo’s ghost: remembering and re-remembering Italo Balbo in post-war and contemporary Italy

Monday 26 March 2018, American Academy in Rome, 18.30–20.00

Diana Garvin, (University of Oregon/AAR): When cuisines collide. Food in Fascist Italy

Thursday 19 April 2018, British School at Rome, 17.30–19.30

Marie Bassi, (Ecole française de Rome) La « governance » dell’immigrazione e dell’asilo in Sicilia: all’incrocio tra logiche di accoglienza, di controllo e dimensioni economiche

 

Seminar Programme 2017–18 (TERM 1)

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

Email: simon.martin@bsrome.it

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

Email: dirmod@efrome.it

Calls for papers