A century of migrations in Italy (1920-2020)
Cycle of six video lessons
organized by CNR-ISMed and Libraries of Rome
Every Tuesday on the canal YouTube del CNR-ISMed
from 31 of March at midday
First video lesson: The consequences of World War I
The first lesson of the cycle "A century of migrations in Italy (1920-2020)", focuses on what happened in Italy and in the world after the First World War. The blockade of flows linked to the war and the subsequent restrictions imposed by some states, first and foremost the USA, created a difficult situation in Italy. The push to leave remained very strong, due to unemployment and post-war tensions: the doors to migration closed very quickly, however. At the same time, new migratory movements began, linked to the advent of the fascist regime, the result of the interweaving of political and economic reasons.
Michele Colucci (CNR-ISMed) reviews the main stages of this history, flanking Italian and global history. Sources, statistics and keys to understanding one of the most delicate moments in the history of contemporary Italy from the point of view of the history of migration are made available.
THE CYCLE OF LESSONS: "A century of migrations in Italy (1920-2020)" is a series of lessons dedicated to the history of migration, organized by CNR-ISMed and Libraries of Rome. The idea was born in March 2020, in the midst of the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, to continue to tell the story from home. An opportunity for students, teachers, readers, researchers, simple onlookers, who can confront themselves directly with experts in the subject.
What do we know about the history of migration in Italy? When, how and why did Italian citizens emigrate abroad? By whom and how is foreign immigration composed? What are the main trajectories of internal migration?
31 March 2020: The consequences of the First World War
7 April 2020: The years of Fascism
14 April 2020: Reconstruction
21 April 2020: The economic miracle and the 1960s
28 April 2020: From the crisis of the 1970s to 1989
5 May 2020: The last 30 years
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