Historians’ Journeys: Tales of Search and Research in the Understanding of Fascism
4–6 December 2022 – Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Mt. Scopus Campus, Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Room 405 – With the Support of the Knapp Family Foundation. Schedule refers to Jerusalem time.
Online Participation via Zoom: https://bit.ly/historiansj
One Hundred Years after the March of Rome on October 28, 1922 the scope of this international symposium is twofold. On one side, it will focus on the analysis of fascism in its historical manifestations. On the other, it will highlight the specific combination of biographical and academic perspectives that sparked each scholar’s insights into the nature and dynamics of this powerful ideology and the human cost of its project of a utopic “new order”. Themes under discussion will include the question of the definition of Fascism, the idea of irrevocable power, the unconditional subordination of the individual, the pervasiveness of violence, the social and political repression of targeted groups, and the fashioning of a secular liturgy in public and private spaces.
5:30 pm – Greetings
Nissim Otmazgin | Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Manuela Consonni | SICSA’s Director, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Natalia Indrimi | Director of The Primo Levi Center, New York
5:45 pm – Session 1
Chair: Manuela Consonni | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Francesco Cassata | The University of Genoa
Forging the Fascist “New Man”: Reflections At the Crossroad Between History of Science and History of Fascism
Discussant: Shai Lavi | The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Tel Aviv University
7:00 pm – Reception
Image: Poseidonius, World Map 1st century b.c.e.