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'Body politics: tombs, museums, monuments, and the afterlives of dictators in Italy and Spain' and 'Fascist exemplars: past and present'

When Jul 04, 2019 12:00 AM to
Jul 05, 2019 12:00 AM
Where The Syndicate Room, Old Schools
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On July 4th and 5th 2019, the Risking Speech project hosted two workshops, the first jointly convened by Paolo Heywood and Robert Gordon (Serena Professor of Italian at Cambridge), and the second by Paolo Heywood and Adam Reed (Reader in Anthropology at St Andrews). 
The workshop on the 4th focussed on the afterlives of fascist regimes in Italy and Spain, and in particular on the politics surrounding the bodies of Franco and Mussolini. Speakers included the technical and academic directors of a project to build a Documentation Centre in the village in which Mussolini is buried (Carlo Giunchi and Prof. Marcello Flores), as well as academic experts and public commentators including Francisco Ferrandiz, Bryan Cameron, Layla Renshaw, and Simona Storchi. 
The workshop on the 5th concentrated on exemplarity in contemporary and historical fascist regimes and movements, and papers were delivered by historians and anthropologists including Claudia Koonz, Nitzan Shoshan, and Stephen Gundle. Caroline Humphrey, the author of influential work on exemplarity in anthropology, delivered closing remarks.
Read the conference programme here