There will be a round-table debate on the collective memory of fascism and world war two in Italy at the Royal Dutch Academy in Rome on Friday 3 June (17.00-19.00). The event will discuss the myth of anti-fascist resistance as the basis of post-war Italian society and how, since the 1990s, this has been under fire. One of the main questions will be: why and how does the revision of history take place?
The event is part of a wider project entitled Trauma in historical context. A comparative approach which will take place between 1-4 June at the academy. A group of scholars will discuss issues such as how individuals and societies that have experienced war and other violent episodes recover from their crises, what part memory plays in this process, and how memory is constructed.
Those wishing to attend the debate should write to firstname.lastname@example.org.