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Colloquy: Gender and Sexualities in Modern Italy (London)


Lucy Riall in conversation with Paul Ginsborg and Chiara Beccalossi

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6pm
Venue: Italian Cultural Institute (London)

'Gender and Sexualities in Modern Italy' is a ground-breaking event. We will reflect upon gender relations in Italy, and on questions of Italian sexuality and the family, and also discuss some of the reasons why historians of Italy have been latecomers to these dynamic fields of inquiry.

Rosa Salzberg
Jeroen Salman

Salman on Salzberg, 'Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice'

Rosa Salzberg. Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. 240 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8703-5.

Reviewed by Jeroen Salman (Utrecht University)
Published on H-Italy (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Maartje van Gelder

Cheap Print and the Birth of a New Urban Phenomenon

Symposium: Unmapping the Renaissance (Florence, 12-15 March 2015)

initiated and organized by Mariechen Danz (artist), Angelika Stepken (Villa Romana Florence) and Eva-Maria Troelenberg (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)

The city of Florence is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The fact that the economic and commercial power structures that developed during the Renaissance also impelled the colonization of non-European worlds – among other things through linguistic and semiotic hegemony – is to this day rarely incorporated into this Florentine narrative.