The Harpur College Dean’s Workshop
D. Medina Lasansky
Associate Professor of History of Architecture & Urbanism
The Modern Re-scripting of the Italian Medioevo: Architecture, Spectacle and Tourism
Wednesday October 10
3:00 LN 1106
The Fascist regime physically and rhetorically re-scripted the Italian landscape. Local history, festivals, food, and entire towns were re-designed so as to underscore close connections to the medieval and Renaissance past. This “editing” had obvious political implications. Perhaps more disturbing, are the profound and lasting effects on the practices of history and tourism. While less readily identifiable, the implications are equally insidious.