Building a National Economy: Venice and the Veneto after 1866
by Gianni Toniolo, Professor of Economic History at Duke University and at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome
Friday 15 March, 2013, 11am – 1pm, Room 1G
After 1815, Venice did not fit the geopolitical interests of the Hapsburg Empire: it slid into irrelevance as a minor harbour within a marginal sea. Recovery came only at the end of the century and was accelerated by the Great War and far-sighted, if controversial, industrial choices. After the Second World War, Greater Venice could not be more different from Thomas Mann’s Venice. A third transformation took place from the 1970s onward, less dynamic than the previous one, perhaps fit to the post-modern era. The future hangs in the balance: it will be decided by transport infrastructures, the revival of the port, the re-use of huge areas on the Lagoon’s edge, the vitality of the university and other cultural institutions.
Climate Change: The grand challenge
The initiative is conceived and promoted in order to enhance and stimulate the experimentation of writing and the creation of images on the climate change theme, with the possibility to propose various cultural and stylistic approaches.This initiative is under the Patronage of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 – Unesco Italian National Commission.more info on http://www.iccgov.org/EventDetails.aspx?IDEvento=165&IDSM=59&IDM=78&Past=&Lan=en-US
during the third week you are welcome to participate in the following activities:
On Friday, March 15, after the VIULecture yuo can join the students attending the courses “History of Venice” and “Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice”, who will visit the Doge’s Palace. The meeting point is at the boat stop San Zaccaria “B” at 3 pm. If you would like to participate, please sign the list on the door of the classroom corridor.