Fascists in Democracy. Networks, Imaginaries and Political Practices

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

How did the fascists reactivate after the Second World War? And what were the reactions of the democracies? The intervention will mainly reflect on these questions by examining the European panorama as a whole with a comparative and transnational approach and looking with a privileged eye at the Italian case. It is precisely this scenario that more than any other shows the fragility of the self-representation of fascists, inclined to portray themselves as exiles in their homeland, as well as the difficulties and embarrassments of democracies in countering a still alive ideology whose circulation certainly could not be arrested with the sole use of force.

Speaker: ANDREA MARTINI, University of Padua


Scientific coordinator: Giorgio Lucaroni and Cecilia Nubola, FBK-ISIG

Cycle of seminars: “Storie in costruzione. Nuovi orizzonti della storia contemporanea


The initiative is valid for the purposes of the right/duty to fulfill the obligation of teachers to keep up to date as provided for in the current contractual agreements of the school sector.

The talk will be held in Italian.

The presentation will be in-person in the FBK Aula Piccola while seats last and online.

Registration is required by March 21, 2024 at 12 noon.





  • Andrea Martini - Guest Speaker
    Università di Padova
    Andrea Martini is director of the Istituto veronese della Resistenza e dell'età contemporanea as well as a scholarship holder at the Central Council for Historical Studies. He collaborates with the Ferruccio Parri National Institute as well as with the University of Lausanne. During his career he was a research fellow at the Department of Historical, Geographical and Antiquity Sciences of the University of Padua, a scholar of the Gerda Henkel Foundation as well as a visiting researcher at Lyon II, King's College, Sciences Po and the University of Verona. He published the monographs 'Dopo Mussolini' (Viella, 2019), dedicated to transitional justice in Italy at the end of the Second World War and 'Fascismo immaginario' (Laterza 2024) dedicated to the production of fascist memoirs and its impact on Italy republican. He has published several articles for international magazines.


Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 21/03/2024.



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