Professor Charles Burdett - inaugural lecture

Professor of Italian Professor Charles Burdett
Department of Italian

This lecture took place on Thursday 27 February 2014

The landscapes of Italian Colonialism

Relatively little has been written about Italian colonialism, yet it was the ambition of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime to build a vast empire in Africa and across the Mediterranean. This lecture will look at how the attempt to build a new imperial reality was represented at the time and at the question of what the study of this chapter in Italy’s history and culture reveals about Italy’s identity in the modern world.

Professor Charles Burdett - inaugural lecture