The conference Memory and oblivion of traumatic events in Early Modern Age, organized by the team of the research project DisComPoSe, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, will take place in Naples on October 27th and 28th.
Italian and Spanish researchers will meet to analyse: the ways in which the memory of traumatic events was created, lived and transmitted during the Early Modern Age starting from the study of the circulation of news; its repercussions in specific spaces; and the testimony and accounts of individual actors. Based on the fact that the consequences of traumatic events reverberate in the societies that have experienced them and in future generations, they will also focus on some characteristics inherent in the process of building memory such as, for example, its subjectivity and lack of neutrality.
On October 27th the conference will be held in the headquarters of the Società Napoletana di Storia Patria and will begin with a lecture by Professor Gabriella Gribaudi (University of Naples Federico II). The session will continue with an analysis of the role of communication and news circulation in the construction of the memory of traumatic events.
The Archivio di Stato in Naples will host the activities of the following day, October 28th. The morning meeting will be dedicated to a reflection on some actors who have a particular role in the testimony of traumatic events. In the afternoon the speakers will analyse the formation of memory in the urban space.
All the sessions can also be followed on the GoogleMeet platform (links are indicated within the program).