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Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

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Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

Millions of Italian children, during the 1900s, had their first “holiday” experience with a stay in a colony. The mostly marine hospices, initially created for therapeutic purposes under the influence of positivist medicine, multiplied when the fascist regime wanted to create “new Italians”. The best architects were hired to design healthy and pedagogically inspired places, an example also followed by many national companies for the children of their employees. After the Second World War, religious and secular associations will animate the many majestic buildings, even if the economic boom will then open the doors to individual holidays and a real “building sack” will begin for the colonies. The itinerary is counterpointed by the memories of the many children who give us the atmosphere of those stays.

Author: STEFANO PIVATO, Carlo Bo University of Urbino

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  • Stefano Pivato - Speaker
    Università degli Studi Carlo Bo di Urbino
    He is professor emeritus of contemporary history at the Carlo Bo University of Urbino. In the same University, he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages ??and Literatures and that of Rector. He taught at the University of Trieste and, during the 1992-93 academic year, he was a visiting professor at the Sorbonne University, holding lectures and seminars at the Universities of Uppsala, Lille, Strasbourg, Metz and Lisbon. Between the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s he collaborated on research projects at the European University Institute (Florence) and the University of Lyon. He is currently director of the San Marino Center for Historical Studies of the University of San Marino and is part of the Scientific Committee of the Archive of the Diaries of Pieve Santo Stefano, of the Scientific Committee of the Inter-university Center for the History of Italian Universities and of the Board of Directors of Istituto Nazionale Ferruccio Parri



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