This lecture will discuss the legacy and historical understanding of Italy's 'long 1968'. It will examine the ways that 1968 has been remembered, forgotten and narrated, and the connections between institutional change, 'concrete utopias,' violence and extremism and national reform in the 1970s. Particular focus will be dedicated to changes in the psychiatric hospital system, prisons, schools and the family.
John Foot is Professor of Modern Italian History in the Department of Italian, University of Bristol. He worked in University College London from 1995-2013. He has also been a visiting Professor in La Sapienza University in Rome and Professorial Fellow in the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. His publications include Milan since the Miracle. City, Culture and Identity (Berg, Oxford, 2001, Feltrinelli Milan 2003, 2004, 2014); Modern Italy, Macmillan/Palgrave, London and New York, 2003 and 2014; Calcio. A History of Italian Football, 4th Estate, 2006; 2007, Rizzoli, Milan, 2010; Fratture d’Italia. Da Caporetto al G8 di Genova. La memoria divisa del paese, Rizzoli, Milan, 2009; Italy’s Divided Memory. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2010, 2011; Pedalare! Pedalare! A History of Italian Cycling, Bloomsbury, London, 2011, 2012; Rizzoli, Milan, 2011; La repubblica dei matti. Franco Basaglia e la psichiatria radicale in Italia, Feltrinelli, Milan, 2014, 2016; The man who closed the asylums. Franco Basaglia and the revolution in mental health care, Verso, London, 2015 and The Archipelago. Italy since 1945, Bloomsbury, London, 2018 (forthcoming).
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