Nineteenth-Century Nationalism and the Uses of Mediaeval History'
|Dates:||13 March 2009 - 14 March 2009|
|What is it:||Lecture|
Two-day international conference in conjunction with the AHRC-funded project Venice remembered: identity and the used of history in Risorgimento and Liberal Italy, 1815-1922. Co-organised by David Laven and Elsa Damien. 'Nineteenth-Century Nationalism and the Uses of Mediaeval History' Speakers include Xavier Tabet (Paris), Daniela Dando (Pavia), Claudio Povolo (Venice), Ian Wood (Leeds), Antonis Liakos (Athens), Philip Carabott (London), and Jan Dumolyn (Gent). The conference will be divided into four sessions followed by a general round table. The first session will examine Venice as a case study of the ways in which the past of an Italian city could be co-opted to serve or used against the Risorgimento project of making an Italian state, and, indeed, making Italians. The second session will examine these debates within a broader Italian perspective. The third session will focus on Greece. The fourth session aims to place the Greek and Italian examples within the context of other new European states: we will focus on the 'smaller' new nations, such as Belgium, Serbia or Bulgaria. The final roundtable will enable the comparative discussion of the different case studies we have examined within a broader European perspective.
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Samuel Alexander Building