Italy is currently in the news for its political and economic crisis. Often dismissed as a beautiful holiday destination inhabited by inefficient, lazy, and corrupt people, Italy has one of the most fascinating histories of any country. In 1860/61, the Italian nation state was created, bringing together people who previously had little in common. What Italy means has been a constant feature of Italian history ever since. 150 years later, Italy witnessed an unprecedented celebration of this anniversary which is still highly contested in public memory. Join us for a screening of a documentary by the famous Italian filmmaker Enrico Cerasuolo. Bringing together unique footage with insights by leading historians, this film is a must-see for anyone interested in Italy, its history, culture, and politics and for those keen to learn more about nationalism.
Join us for this fascinating journey through Italian history from Garibaldi to the more recent phenomenon of Berlusconi.
This event is organised by Dr Christian Goeschel and sponsored by the School of History.
All welcome, no registration necessary.