Tomorrow at CEMERS: D. Medina Lasansky


The Harpur College Dean’s Workshop


D. Medina Lasansky

Associate Professor of History of Architecture & Urbanism

Cornell University

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.



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