Elena Maria Rita Rizzi


WHY MONUMENTS? A DISCUSSION ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE LIVES OF PUBLIC STATUES

Wednesday 8 July 2020 at 11:30, Via Zoom Organised with Gabriele Marcon (HEC) The Black Lives Matter’s protests have recently re-launched the debate on the removal of monuments embodying a burdensome past. This wave of dissent has also reached Europe, where civil rights’ movements have targeted monumental symbols of controversial colonial heritages in many countries. […]

MOBILITY AND MATERIAL AND VISUAL CULTURE

on Monday 22 May at 10:30, Via Zoom Meet & Discuss Session The session is introduced by Matthias Ebejer (HEC) and Ana Struillou (HEC) and co-organised with the Mobility and Migration working group. In recent years, the number of studies on moving objects has multiplied. From textiles, artefacts to food, the past seems to have […]

DISCUSSION SERIES ‘TALKING ABOUT THINGS’

The Visual and Material History Working Group is delighted to announce their new discussion series “Talking about Things”. Focusing on thematic questions, the aim of these discussion sessions is to bridge the gap between material and visual culture and other areas of historical study. In other words, it seeks to bring together researchers who examine […]

MATERIAL CULTURE OF SOCIALISM: CURRENT DEBATES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES – with Julie Deschepper

On 28 April 2020 at 4.30pm – with Julie Deschepper (Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence) Zoom Seminar This seminar proposes to engage a critical reflection on socialist material culture in post-socialist contexts. More broadly, itintends to provide some analytical and methodological tool to tackle issues related to the material persistence of […]