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Classics and Italian Colonialism Conference

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the links between modern Italian colonialism and the classical world

22-24 June 2023
Museo delle Civiltà, Rome

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the Past and Present Society; the Institute of Classical Studies; and the University of Warwick Connecting Cultures funding scheme

This conference will interrogate the roles of the ancient Greek and Latin worlds in the formulation of Italian colonial discourses, and its impacts on the cultural landscape of postcolonial Italy and its former colonies. It will approach these subjects across three themes: Classics and Italian Colonialism; Italy, Classics and Postcolonialism; and Decolonising Classics in Italy. Each theme will have a number of research questions:

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