History seminars at the IHR

Modern Italian History

Convenors: Christopher Duggan (Reading), Ilaria Favretto (Kingston), Maurizio Isabella (QMUL), Axel Körner (UCL), Carl Levy (Goldsmiths)

All meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 5:30, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House (Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU), unless otherwise stated (for room details, see the list of events below).

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Ilaria Favretto: I.Favretto@kingston.ac.uk

Venue:  Past & Present Room N202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm

The IHR Modern Italian History Seminar is deeply saddened by the sudden death of its co-convener Professor Christopher Duggan. Christopher was a great friend and supporter of the seminar, involved in many of our events over the past 25 years. His intellectual contribution to the field of Modern Italian History is immense. Many young colleagues as well as established scholars benefitted from his generous advice and friendship.

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
13 January Nessuna memoria condivisa. Negotiating memories of protest in Italy (1977-2015)

Andrea Hajek (University of Glasgow)

Chair: Ilaria Favretto

10 February Conceptualising the Italian South


1. Alessandro de Arcangelis (UCL)

Hegelian networks and transnational connections: revising the intellectual history of Naples, 1815-61

2. Maria Christina Marchi (St Andrews)

The Savoia and the South: Cultural Reinvention in Post-Risorgimento Italy


Chair: Maurizio Isabella

24 February Book Launch

Enrico dal Lago (NUI Galway)
The Age of Lincoln and Cavour: Comparative Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century American and Italian Nation-Building. New York: Palgrave, 2015
William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013

Discussants: Eugenio Biagini (Cambridge) Nico Pizzolato (Middlesex)
Chair: Axel Körner