On Wednesday 17 March at 8.30 pm “I am a great Italy and one” will be held, an (online) dialogue between history and memory 160 years after Italian unification.
On March 17, 1861, the first parliament of united Italy was inaugurated and that historical phase of building the nation that had taken the name of the Risorgimento ended.
A season of political struggles that began with the ideas of the French Revolution, which brought about not only political, but also economic and social change in a country which, although united, still remained rich in fractures and contradictions.
160 years after that date, the Civic Museum of the Risorgimento in Bologna and the Bologna Committee of the Institute for the History of the Italian Risorgimento, in collaboration with 8cento APS, propose a dialogue between history and memory, known and lesser known biographies, of men and women who have “made Italy”.
Discussing some of the possible interpretative lines of the historical circumstances that led to the realization of the unitary project – between history and memory, known and lesser known biographies, of men and women who “made Italy” – will be Roberto Balzani (full professor of Contemporary History – University of Bologna), Mirtide Gavelli (Bologna Museums Institution | Civic Museum of the Risorgimento) and Elena Musiani (contract professor – University of Bologna).
Free participation, with reservations required by 9.00 on Wednesday 17 March 2021 only by email: email@example.com