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November, 2018

5Nov - 6Nov 510:00 amNov 6Fascism and the "Defense of Race"Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rabin Building rooms 2001, 3001, Mount Scopus Campus10:00 am - 7:00 pm (6) Italian Jewish Studies Seminar:Italian Jewish Studies Seminar

Event Details

FASCISM AND THE “DEFENCE OF RACE” 

From 1938 Racial Laws to the Present 

November 4-5, 2018, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rabin Building, Mount Scopus Campus. Visit: www.sicsa.huji.ac.il

 

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Hevrat Yehude Italia BeIsrael, 25 Hillel Street, Jerusalem

 

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Rabin Building, room 3001, Gatherings 16:00-16:15

 

Barak Medina

Rector of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fabio Ruggirello, Istituo Italiano di Cultura, Tel Aviv

Francesco Cassata, University of Genoa

Manuela Consonni, Head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism

 

KEYNOTE LECTURE 16:30-18:00

Chair, Sergio Della Pergola, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Michele Sarfatti, CDEC Foundation, Milan

The Anti-Jewish Legislation in Fascist Italy

 

Film screening 18:15-19:30

“1938 – Quando scoprimmo di non essere più italiani By Pietro Suber

Introduces: Fabio Ruggirello

The Italian Institute of Culture, Tel Aviv

 

Monday, 5 November 2018

Rabin Building, room 2001

In the presence of Mr. Gianluigi Benedetti, Ambassador of Italy in Israel

 

FIRST SESSION 9:15-10:45

Chair, Martina Weisz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Aristotle Kallis, Keele University

How Fascism and Anti-semitism became “mainstream”

Angelo Matteo Caglioti, University of California, Berkeley

Racial Science, Italian Colonialism, and the Origins of the 1938 Anti-Semitic Laws

 

Coffee Break 10:45-11:00

SECOND SESSION 11:00-13:00

Chair, Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University

Chiara Caradonna, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Myth, Sacred, Allegory: thinking community in the Thirties and today

Manuela Consonni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Antisemitism, Judaism and the Modern Political Myth

Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci, Université Paris 8 

State Racism Between History and Politics

Lunch Break 13:00-15:00

 

THIRD SESSION 15:00-16:30

Chair, Gur Zak, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Silvana Patriarca, Fordham University, NYC

Race-thinking, Racism, and the Construction of ‘Italianness’

Mimmo Cangiano, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Archaeology of a Notion: Conceptualization of Race in Fascist Literature

Coffee Break 16:30-16:45

 

FOURTH SESSION 16:45-18:00

Chair, Livia Tagliacozzo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Guri Schwarz, University of Genoa

“Are Italians Racist?” Political and Cultural Debates in the 1980s and 1990s

Francesco Cassata, University of Genoa

Removing “Race” from the Constitution? Reshaping Anti-Racism in the Shadow of 1938

 

Film screening 18:15-19:30

“If Only I were that warrior“, By Valerio Ciriaci, Awen Film

Introduces: Natalia Indrimi, Centro Primo Levi New York

 

Concluding remarks:

Francesco Cassata & Manuela Consonni

Presented by: 

The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism

& DAFIST, University of Genoa, in cooperation with The Italian Institute of Culture, Tel Aviv, The Italian Embassy in Israel and Centro Primo Levi NY.

With generous support from the Knapp Family Foundation

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