SECULAR MARTYRS IN MODERN ITALY. AAIS Panel proposal - 2022
In-person (possible two-part session if enough interest)
The role of secular martyrs in Italy has become a major subject of research in recent times, from the Risorgimento through to the ‘years of lead’ and beyond. Political movements, and the Italian state, have actively sought to construct a myth of its past through their ‘fallen’. This panel will look to draw together and compare work on national and trans-national martyrs over a range of periods and in connection to a series of outcomes, and with reference to the various means and medias and lenses through which ‘martyrdom’ is underlined, contested, remembered and forgotten.
Send a 200-word abstract and short bio to John Foot email@example.com by January 20, 2022.