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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…

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Arnaldo Momigliano

On July 22, 1955, the Times Literary Supplement welcomed the appearance of a new scholarly book with an enthusiasm rarely matched in its gray, closely printed pages. Pride of place,…

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History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity

Book Review: Aline Sierp, History, Memory, and Trans- European Identity. Unifying Divisions. London: Routledge 2014 The current explosion in scholarship on the question of European memory is haunted by a…

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Abramo Colorni and the Economy of Secrets

Until recently, Abramo Colorni (ca. 1544-99) has been flying largely under the radar of historians, even having eluded detection by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Building on the research of…