The Fascist Archive in Performance: Classical Reception in Film and Live Events under Mussolini

15 January 2021, Online

Supported by APGRD (Oxford), University of Groningen, Laboratorio Dionysos - A Digital Archive of Ancient Drama, University of Trento, University College London.

Please register here by the 14th January 2021.


10:00-10:40 (CET) / 9:00-9:40 (GMT)

Keynote Address (pre-recorded)
Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi (Santa Barbara) – Memory and the Past: Fascism, Spectacle, History

Participants can watch this keynote talk in advance on the conference website

11:00-11:15 (CET) / 10:00-10:15 (GMT)

Welcome by the Director of ICOG Sabrina Corbellini

11:15-12:15 (CET) / 10:15-11:15 (GMT)

Archives and Performance I
Respondent: Oliver Taplin (Oxford) 

Fiona Macintosh (Oxford, APGRD) – Reconstructing Greek Dance with Fascist Ideology
Patricia Gaborik (American Academy of Rome) – Mussolini’s Cesare: Roman History as Italy’s Present and Future

12:15-13:15 (CET) / 11:15-12:15 (GMT)

Archives and Performance II
Respondent: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)

Giovanna Di Martino (Oxford) – Archiving and Documenting Classical Performance during Fascism
Eleftheria Ioannidou (Groningen) – Fascism’s Eternal Antiquity and the Ephemerality of Performance

13:15-14:15 (CET) / 12:15-13:15 (GMT) Lunch

14:15-15:15 (CET) / 13:15-14:15 (GMT)

Archaeology and Material Culture
Respondent: Dimitris Plantzos (Athens)

Bettina Reitz-Joosse (Groningen) and Han Lamers (Oslo) – Spectacles of Archiving: Foundation Deposits in Fascist Italy
Sara Troiani (Laboratorio Dionysos) – Classical Performances at the Temples of Agrigento and Paestum

15:15-16:30 (CET) / 14:15-15:30 (GMT)

Technology and Cinema
Respondent: Maria Wyke (UCL)

Giorgio Ieranò (Trento) – Towards the Fourth Punic War: The Image of Carthago in Italy between Nationalism and Fascism
Roberto Danese (Urbino) – Scipione l'Africano di Carmine Gallone. Traduzione intersemiotica di un'ideologia
Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol) – Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia as Information Machine 

16:30-16:45 (CET) / 15:30-15:45 (GMT) Coffee/Tea Break                               

16:45-17:20 (CET) / 15:45-16:20

Keynote Address (pre-recorded)

Roger Griffin (Oxford Brookes) – The Ideological and Temporal Implications of Fascism's Use of “Stripped Classicism” in Civic Architecture

Participants can watch this keynote talk in advance on the conference website and join us for the plenary

17:20-18:00 (CET) / 16:20-17:00 (GMT)

Led by Roger Griffin