Historical Challenges and Politics of Memory of European Integration
South Italy and The Mediterranean area
Prof. Carlo Spagnolo
Since the 2007-08 crisis, criticism to austerity policies, to monetary unification and to the democratic legitimacy of the EU has steeply grown even in Italy, once considered the most pro-European country of the Six founders. All over Europe historical memories are now splitting along national lines, breaking with the postwar narratives which have been explored by the Chair holder in a recent publication on Europe`s divided memories since 1945. This project copes with the historical path of European integration in South Italy and the challenges which prompt a new use of the past and a rethinking of the politics of memory at regional level in the context of the Mediterranean area. ...
The project HICOM has four main interrelated purposes: