War, Occupation, Peace

Ethiopia and Italy in the XXth Century

Lecture at Italian Cultural Institute in Addis Ababa, 
9.30 am, Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The history of Ethiopia and Italy during the XXth century is marked by several encounters and collisions between the two countries. Often the relations between Ethiopia and Italy has been analyzed following a chronological partition, according to the following schema:
1) the period of war, 1935-1936;
2) the period of occupation, 1936-1941;
3) the period of peace, 1950 onwards.

The conference aims to bring together the three periods, to analyze the relations between the two countries with a longue durée approach. With a special focus on topics such as Business, Culture, Diplomacy, Education, and Memory, the conference is an attempt to reconsider the history of the relations between Ethiopia and Italy thorough the concept of Modernity as a key concept for the history of both the countries during the XXth century.

With contributors from the Universities of Addis Ababa, Cagliari, Bristol, Napoli, Modena e Reggio Emilia

Organized by: Università di Cagliari – Istituto Italiano di Cultura