100 years ago Italian fascists were on the rampage throughout Italy, using organised violence on a national scale, in the run up to the 1921 General Elections. Within 18 months, Mussolini would be Prime Minister and would stay in power for two decades. Italy invented fascism and was the first country in which fascists took power.
This series of conversations and talks, organised by John Foot (Bristol) and Simon Martin (BSR/Trinity College Rome Campus) in conjunction with the British School at Rome, looks to draw on contemporary research around Italian fascism to reflect on the meaning of the movement and the regime today, and to disseminate new findings and ideas.
The series, 1921 e dintorni, has (to date) covered topics such as Fascist martyrdom, Red and Black Violence and Everyday Violence. You can view the series on our YouTube channel: