A journey in the Republican Italy through texts of the Luigi Sturzo Institute

The project proposed a course of readings on the main moments in the history of republican Italy and on the process of European integration. From this point of view the texts and the documents have been chosen in consideration of their ability to link the biographical story to the historical context and to the different historiographic interpretations. Reading and commenting on particularly significant pages for the Republican history kept in the Library and in the Archive of the Institute – from the pages of a book to a letter, to a newspaper or magazine article, to archive documents, letters, poems , interviews and historical documentaries – has been curated by university professors and researchers able to contextualize the pages read and to understand the developments of the story told and the different interpretations that it presents.

The meetings were attended by about 150 students, were held according to the following program:

  • January 28th, 2016: Luigi Sturzo. The ideal reasons and politics
  • February 10th, 2016: Gabriele De Rosa: from the experience of the war to antifascism
  • February 24th, 2016: Alcide de Gasperi: Italy at the Peace Conference
  • March 16th, 2016: Catholics and Resistance: Paolo Emilio Taviani and Maria Eletta Martini
  • March 30th, 2016: Pietro Scoppola: the contribution of Catholics to democracy in the late twentieth century
  • April 11th, 2016: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Giulio Andreotti: two protagonists of the seventies
  • April 27th 2016: Vittorio E. Giuntella: the nomads and the problem of the integration of minorities
  • May 11th, 2016: Italy, Germany, Europe: De Gasperi and Adenauer