Sapienza Summer School 2022: “The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism”, II Edition

Type of posting: Call for applications

Summary: The School combines lectures and seminars with in situ visits to the sites of the memory of fascism and colonialism in the city of Rome.

Details: University of Rome, Sapienza. 20 June 2022 – 1 July 2022

The Summer School The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism explores the legacy of Fascism in Italy blending unique in situ visits to art, architecture and historical monuments led by international experts and classes on literature, film and culture led by Sapienza faculty. The goal is to broaden the scholarly assessment of the period and to suggest innovative curricula for students in the humanities, who are also interested in working in museums and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad. The heritage of Fascism will be approached in the context of Nazism and Stalinism, and framed within the broader scenario of European colonialism. Special focus will be given to the analysis of totalitarianism’s influence on postcolonial dictatorships and post-WWII culture. Students will be solicited to elaborate on the transnational impact of artistic and cultural experiences born in Italy and especially Rome, beginning with visual and literary texts that interpret Fascism and the transition to democracy.

The course is targeted to international and Italian graduate students in the Humanities, who are interested in disciplines such as memory and heritage studies, comparative literature and history, but also in curatorial and museum studies. BA students working on their final project are also eligible, as well as junior professionals who are interested in the topics of the school (pending directors’ approval).

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Deadline for submission: 15 February 2022

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