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. Due to ongoing works at Senate House the venue of our seminar has changed to different rooms in both Senate House.  Stewart House is adjacent to the main Senate House building. The Stewart House seminar rooms can be accessed via the Russell Square entrance(32, Russell Square, WC1B 5DN).  Ask at any reception for directions to any of the seminar rooms.

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

Venue:  Bedford Room G37, Ground floor, Senate House, South block unless otherwise stated

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
21 January Historians and the Venetian Republic: recasting a myth in an age of nation-building, 1815-1922

David Laven (Nottingham)

Chair: Axel Körner


4 February Book launch and discussion of:

John Foot (Bristol) La repubblica dei matti. Franco Basaglia e la psichiatria radicale in Italia, 1961-1978 (Feltrinelli, 2014)

Discussants: Howard Caygill (Kingston), Barbara Taylor (QMUL)
Chair: Ilaria Favretto

Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground floor, Senate House, South block


18 February Bandiera Rossa: class struggle, the Allies and the Roman Resistance

David Broder (LSE)

Italian volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
Manuele Cogni (Reading)

Chair: Christopher Duggan

Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground floor, Senate House, South block


18 March Launch and discussion of:

Il melodramma della nazione. Politica e sentimenti nel età del Risorgimento (Laterza, 2014)
Carlotta Sorba (Padua)

Discussants: Martin Thom and Maurizio Isabella

Chair: Axel Körner

Venue:  Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground floor, Senate House, South block