VIULectures: Building a National Economy

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments

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

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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.



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Dear all,

during the third week you are welcome to participate in the following activities:

On Monday, March 11, there will be the screening of the movie “Amarcord” by Federico Fellini (1973).
A carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the 1930s. The film, which combines comedic and nostalgic stories,
won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for two Academy Awards.
The movie, selected by Prof. Luca Pes, will be screened at 5pm in room 9A.





On Thursday, March 14, yuo can participate to a night visit to the Basilica di San Marco.
The meeting point is at the Piazzetta dei Leoncini (side entrance of the Basilica) at 7 pm.
If you would like to join, please sign the list on the door of the classroom corridor.
Remember that if you don’t manage to sign up (there are 45 places available), there will be another night visit to the Basilica on Tuesday, April 9.


basilica di notte


On Friday, March 15VIULecture – Building a National Economy: Venice and Veneto after 1866.
Gianni Toniolo is a professor of Economic History at Duke University and at  the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.
The lecture will take place in room 1G from 11 am to 1 pm.


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.

Till tomorrow,
Tea and Sara

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