Scottish Studies Zoom Talk
The Italian community in inter-war Scotland.
an online talk by Remigio Petrocelli
Saturday, June 11, 2022
This event has taken place. A recording of Remigio's talk can be seen via the following links:
Italian men and boys from Glasgow's local Fascio in the 1930s
Following up on the worldwide popularity of our series of last year's online Zoom Talks, we have been preparing a new schedule for the 2022-23 season with a variety of topics of interest to Scots worldwide and which will allow "attendees" to participate and to ask questions.
The talk will be given by University of Dundee PhD candidate Remigio Petrocelli (pictured above) who will present a paper which draws on various Italian and British contemporary primary sources including consular documents, MI5 reports and press cuttings, which focus on Italian diaspora and fascist initiatives in Scotland. These ranged from direct political activism to the infiltration of recreational and cultural organizations. The activities carried out by Italian fascist branches in Scotland were part of the fascist regime's bigger project to forge a global Italian national identity, consolidate Italian communities' cohesion as well as to strengthen links between these communities and Italy. In addition, through Italian emigrants, the regime also tried to "export" its ideology and propaganda to the host society.
1930s Italian-Scots schoolchildren pictured here in their Fascist uniforms
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