Remembering Mussolini: Fascism, Representation, and Memory in Post-War Italy

December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the National Humanities Center

In the closing months of World War II and its aftermath, how did Italians come to terms with their recent history? How did they go about remembering and/or distancing themselves from the legacies of Fascism? Why were some monuments of Mussolini’s regime torn down while others were preserved?

In this scholarly conversation, Fellows Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Mia Fuller from the University of California, Berkeley discuss how Italians contended with these questions and explore how their examples speak to the ways emblems of history and popular memory continue to be used to energize contemporary political debates.