The international conference "The Middle Ages and Fascist Italy Beyond Romanità" will be held from 7 to 8 June 2021 in remote connection.
Until recently, historical research rarely put the Middle Ages and fascist tyranny into context this conference therefore looks at the reception of the Middle Ages in Italian fascism with interdisciplinary perspectives, bringing together new approaches in contemporary history and medieval studies, urban studies and art history A keynote lecture by Tommaso di Carpegna Folconieri introduces the current research status and puts the conference in context of the discussion of Medievalismo between fascism, modernism and socialism In order to stimulate fruitful discussions, the conference is structured around four round tables addressing various aspects of the usages of the Middle Ages during the Ventennio
Prof. Dr. Martin Baumeister Istituto Storico Germanico di Roma (DHI Roma)
Prof. Dr. Romedio Schmitz Esser Università Ruprecht Karls di Heidelberg
Dr. Markus Wurzer Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
The conference will be held as a virtual event