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#StayTunedOnIt #8 | Phil Cooke on Ada Gobetti



#StayTunedOnIt #8 | Phil Cooke on Ada Gobetti

For #StayTunedOnIt, we continue a series of videos of artists, musicians, theatre practitioners, academics, writers (and many more) who have collaborated with the Institute in the past or who were collaborating with us while things came to a halt.

Today we remember la Festa della Liberazione - the Anniversary of the Liberation - through the words of Professor Philip Cooke.


"25 April 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy and is a national holiday – a festa nazionale. It was the 25 April 1945 that Milan, one of the great ‘Resistance Cities’ was liberated. The 25 April is customarily celebrated in street demonstrations all over Italy but this year, of course, there will be no large public gatherings. The National Resistance Institute and the various partisan associations, in particular ANPI, have not allowed the current crisis to dampen spirits and have looked for alternative ways to celebrate this key day. This short video is part of my own contribution to the celebrations and focusses on the figure of Ada Gobetti, who made an exemplary contribution to the organisation of the Resistance in and around Turin, becoming deputy Mayor of the city in the immediate post-war. Glasgow, where I live and work, is twinned with Turin. I would like to thank my research student, Emanuela Romeo, for her help with the map. La Resistenza continua!"


Philip Cooke is Professor of Italian history and culture at Strathclyde University and Chair of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy. He is a former co-editor (with John Foot) of Modern Italy. His research areas are: the history of the Italian and European Resistance; Italian terrorism; the history of medicine in Italy in the 19th century. His publications include: The Legacy of the Italian Resistance, Palgrave 2011; Luglio 1960: Tambroni e la repressione fallita, Teti 2000; with Anna Cento-Bull, Ending terrorism in Italy, Routledge 2013; edited with Ben Shepherd, European Resistance in The Second World War, Pen & Sword, 2013. With Shepherd he is one of the founders of RESNET, an international network of historians and museum practitioners interested in the representation of the Resistance in European museums.



Date: Da Wednesday, April 22, 2020 a Saturday, June 20, 2020

Entrance : Free