ASMI Conference 2014

The Italian Crisis: Twenty years on

21-22 November 2014, The Italian Cultural Institute, London

In 1994, the Association for the Student of Modern Italy organised a conference around the theme of the ‘Italian crisis’. Silvio Berlusconi had just been elected as Prime Minister and the country was in dire economic straits. The political system was in tatters after the tangentopoli scandals. The crisis was analysed from a political, cultural, historical and social viewpoints in a conference which was extremely well attended and led to fascinating discussions after every paper.

The papers from the conference were then collected and published in the first issue of the journal Modern Italy.

Call for papers

Conference programme


Conference organisers:

John Foot and Gianluca Fantoni.

Keynote speakers:
Paul Ginsborg
Tito Boeri, Bocconi University Milan

Conference location:
The conference will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute in London.