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American Academy in Rome (New York, NY 10021-4905)
John A. Davis (Project Director: March 2012 to September 2014)

Seminars for Higher Education Faculty
Education Programs

$131,407 (approved)
$112,930 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento: New Perspectives on Unification

A five-week seminar for college and university faculty on the Risorgimento, the nineteenth-century quest to form a unified nation-state in Italy.

The city of Rome and the American Academy in Rome provide ideal settings for an intensive five week seminar for college teachers and researchers on the Italian Risorgimento. A version of this seminar first ran in 2003, since then the construction of the 19th-century Italian nation-state has become as major focal point for students of modern nationalist movements. The new seminar program has been revised to take account of this remarkable body of new studies and draws on the experience of the previous seminar and the constructive comments of the 2003 participants. Making extensive use of the city of Rome as a historical site and benefiting from the facilities of the AAR, the seminar offers college teachers a unique opportunity to study the ways in which new perspectives in humanities scholarship are reshaping understanding of Italy's unification, its place in the history of modern Italy and of modern nationalist movements.