Una Casa Normale by Barbara Spadaro


Thursday, 10th May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00 


Italian academic-historian Barbara Spadaro will deliver a talk that moves between Ottoman mansions, terrace houses and modernist flats of Tripoli, Rome and London, retracing trajectories and acts of transmission of Libyan Jewish heritage. Featuring a series of interviews and objects from family archives, Spadaro will share a strand of her research on the geographies and languages of memory of Libya.

A lecturer in Italian history at the University of Liverpool, Spadaro’s research explores media and the languages of memory in the 21st century, with a focus on Libya,Tunisia and Italy. She has been a ‘Society of Libyan Studies’ British School at Rome’ fellow and visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, Institute of Modern Languages Research, SAS University of London. Her first monograph ‘Una colonia Italiana: Incontri, memorie e rappresentazioni tra Italia e Libia’ is a study of the memories and social practices of Italian colonial families from Tripoli and Benghazi. Her most recent publication, co-edited with Katrina Yeaw, was included in the Special Issue of the Journal of North African Studies that looked into gender and transnational histories of Libya.

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Supported by:  AFAC:  The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, British Council, Noon Arts Projects  & DARF Publishers