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An Innovative International Ruling Class: Industrial and Technical Elites in Milan Between Liberalism and Fascism

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Crowe Hall, 2-130, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: 0

Contact: Department of French and Italian   (847) 491-5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic


A lecture by MICHELA MINESSO, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Milan


This lecture presents a view of modern Italian history that is not well-known abroad. The focus will be on the central role of industrial and technical élites of Milan in the Italian industrialization occurring between the end of the 19th
century and the rise to power of fascism, including the environments and the institutions in which those élites operated.

Aware of economic developments abroad and of relations between Italy and the most advanced entrepreneurial and technical environments on both sides of the Atlantic, these elites were consciously engaged in a project of building a “new Italy” for the new century.

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