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A Turkish tight-rope walker (canbaz) at the San Marco in Venice in the 18th century

Venice and its Minorities

  Before dealing with specific minorities in Venice, it is necessary to clarify what is meant by a minority. As a broad working definition for this essay, I would suggest…

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Devising Resistance

Donald J. Trump’s election, inauguration, first appointments, and presidential decrees, have caused extreme disquiet to those who foresee the country drifting toward authoritarianism and a systematic undermining of the democratic…

Andrea Jacchia

Yesterday and Today

The way our societies confront the plight of the millions of refugees from various areas of the world escaping famine, ethnic, religious and political persecution, hopelessness and war, will be…

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Paper Lives

“My humble request to Your Excellency”. Brief accounts of  life and death in Italy. Based on archival documentation on “foreign Jews” interned by the Fascist Regime. In 1938 the Racial…

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Under Glass: Museums and the Display of History.

This year, together with its academic partners, Centro Primo Levi invites scholars and the public to discuss the idea of displaying history in museums and the alternate waves of museum projects (realized and not) focusing on…