Croce in Italy in the last seventy years. Conversation with Michele Maggi

We publish the first part of the interview of our councilor Davide Bondì with Michele Maggi, on the presence of Benedetto Croce in the contemporary cultural and political debate. Maggi, a passionate and a sharp interpreter of twentieth-century culture, has been professor of history of political philosophy in Florence.

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A new book on Eric Hobsbawm

Unlike the vast majority of history scholars, Eric Hobsbawm had a huge, global audience, a literary agent (the same as John Le Carré), a devoted personal editor, publishing houses that paid him advances with five zeros, and many newspapers and television programs at his disposal. He wrote “interesting books” as the communist movement – the community he had chosen for himself – split and then disappeared. Continue reading “A new book on Eric Hobsbawm”

“A Terribly Lurking Interlocutor”: Giovanni Mastroianni, Historian and Philologist of Twentieth Century Philosophy

Il filo rosso. Dialoghi etico-politici col mio tempo, published in 2018 by Guida and edited by Nicola Siciliani De Cumis and Luigi Spina, offers us a substantial collection of texts by Giovanni Mastroianni: as many as fifty collected in the section Saggi e note, seven in the  Testi e traduzioni one and two in the Appendix to conclude the volume of two tomes. This is a selection of texts published between 1976 and 2011 in a wide variety of journals, part of the rich bibliography of Mastroianni, consisting of over 200 entries and present in the first volume. Continue reading ““A Terribly Lurking Interlocutor”: Giovanni Mastroianni, Historian and Philologist of Twentieth Century Philosophy”

The library of Giovanni Mastroianni donated to the University of Turin

We publish the paper that Daniela Steila, historian of philosophy and Slavist of the University of Turin, wrote for our site, about the personal library of Giovanni Mastroianni (1921-2016), historian of philosophy, philologist, Slavist, “pioneer of studies on Russian-Soviet thought”. Continue reading “The library of Giovanni Mastroianni donated to the University of Turin”

Intolerance, white guilt, ideological conformism: two letters by Raffaele Romanelli

We publish the open letter that the historian Raffaele Romanelli addressed last June to Sissco, association of contemporary historians, proposing a discussion on some widespread phenomena of intolerance and ideological conformism in the cultural field. To the reactions that his speech provoked, he then replied with a second letter. Continue reading “Intolerance, white guilt, ideological conformism: two letters by Raffaele Romanelli”

The digital revolution in the humanities seen at close quarters: Andrea Ricciardi e Damiano Garofalo

To begin a discussion on the digital revolution in the humanities, we have asked some questions to our scientific advisors. Their answers will be published in eight issues. Here, as the eighth and last issue, Andrea Ricciardi and Damiano Garofalo. Continue reading “The digital revolution in the humanities seen at close quarters: Andrea Ricciardi e Damiano Garofalo”

The digital revolution in the humanities seen at close quarters: Giusto Traina e Michele Nani

To begin a discussion on the digital revolution in the humanities, we have asked some questions to our scientific advisors. Their answers will be published in eight issues. Here, as the seventh issue, Giusto Traina and Michele Nani. Continue reading “The digital revolution in the humanities seen at close quarters: Giusto Traina e Michele Nani”

Radio, newspapers and books: the Massimo Bordin’s archives

Scholars of the history of journalism and Italy in the contemporary age have a new source from which to draw for their research. A little more than a year after his death, Massimo Bordin’s archives have been completely restored by Dr. Andrea Maori, a freelance archivist and former collaborator of the Radio Radicale archives. Continue reading “Radio, newspapers and books: the Massimo Bordin’s archives”

The digital revolution in the humanities seen at close quarters: Jeffrey Schnapp e Paolo Varvaro

To begin a discussion on the digital revolution in the humanities, we have asked some questions to our scientific advisors. Their answers will be published in eight issues. Here, as the sixth issue, Jeffrey Schnapp and Paolo Varvaro. Continue reading “The digital revolution in the humanities seen at close quarters: Jeffrey Schnapp e Paolo Varvaro”

Gramsci, a maxim by Rivarol and unread books (Prison notebooks, 23, 4)

This is the transcript of the lecture given by the director of the Gramsci centre for the humanities, Massimo Mastrogregori, to the students of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici, San Marino last June 24, on the theme: Gramsci, Rivarol and the unread books (Quaderni del carcere, 23, 4). Below you will find a discussion with the students of the Scuola and a comment by Prof. Fabio Frosini of the University of Urbino, whom we thank very much for intervening later in the discussion. Continue reading “Gramsci, a maxim by Rivarol and unread books (Prison notebooks, 23, 4)”