Memory studies in Trento – Multidisciplinary perspectives (con E. Franchi e S. Graziani)
Elena Franchi, Some scattered reflections on the technique of the plausibile / Considerazioni sparse sulla tecnica del plausibile
To what extent is the construction of the intentional history of the past intentional? What techniques of the plausible are employed when the level of intentionality is high? These and other questions will be at the centre of this talk.
Sofia Graziani, The politics of memory in modern China: The May Fourth Movement and the discourse on youth / La politica della memoria nella Cina moderna: il Quattro maggio e il discorso sulla gioventù
This talk examines the politics of commemoration in China, with a focus on the way the political elite has appropriated the historical memory of the May Fourth Movement as a means for the CCP to establish its legitimacy and to articulate a specific discourse on youth since 1939 when May Fourth was established as Qingnian jie (Youth Day).
Elena Franchi is Full Professor of ancient Greek History at the Department of Humanities in Trento and PI of the ERC project ‘FeBo: Federalism and Border Management in Greek Antiquity’. Her main research interests are interstate relations, frontier wars, ethnopoiesis and collective identities, ritual and religious practices.
Sofia Graziani is Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and School of international studies in Trento. She studies the history and politics of modern China, with a special focus on CCP-led youth movements, political discourse and international soft power strategies.