Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: Interart/Intermedia

Lead Research Organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London
Department Name: Sch Modern Languages, Literature & Cult

Abstract

Since the start of the 20th century, the arts in Italy have rapidly developed hybrid forms. Cinema, digital visual poetry, sound art, filmed book trailers and other practices which cross arts and media and have become a major cultural force. Artists are shifting between different art forms with a fluidity which is striking: Dino Buzzati, for instance, writes novels, but also designs their illustrations; the poet Eduoardo Sanguineti traces his poetry back to atonal music.

Until very recently this interartistic fluidity has been the prerogative of artists. Researchers worked against the grain of this cultural shift, analysing cultural products according to our own disciplines (literature, art, music etc.). In so doing, we risked overlooking a paradigm shift, losing hybrid art forms in the gaps between disciplines - where they receive only marginal treatment - and underestimating the value of one art for another.

As interdisciplinary methodologies develop, however, researchers now find themselves at a new historical vantagepoint. It is finally possible to build a groundbreaking interartistic perspective on the arts. The proposed project maps the paradigm shift in 20th and 21st century Italy. It acts as an intriguing case study.

The key research questions are:

(1) Why has interartistic practice changed so markedly over the course of 20th and 21st century? Our project maps a fresh interartistic cultural history of Italy. It will answer questions like: Why did interartistic and intermedial practice occur in Italy at this time? What part do journals, cafés, printing, digital technology, etc. play in development? Our response goes beyond the narrow focus of monodisciplinary research to reveal a more comprehensive picture of interartistic encounters and new kinds of experimentation. We challenge and amend established ideas of cultural centres and peripheries, to focus attention on individuals and groups who are actively engaged in creative boundary-crossing an on institutions who fostered or hindered interartistic exchange. Our project introduces a new and original focal point: we seek to examine how a multidisciplinary approach subverts widely accepted canons; what looks central under the lens of the monodisciplinary microscope may not be so from an interartistic one.

(2) Why have avant-garde and activist artists critiqued and transgressed the boundaries between the arts in 20th and 21st century Italy? What effect has this had on creativity? Since the beginning of the twentieth century, interartistic practice has been palpable in periods of uncertainty and radical social change, frequently associated with the avant-garde. It also appears to have emerged most strongly where political and cultural conventions are challenged, especially by activists. The first area our project explores is the transgressive nature of interartistic and intermedial creativity.

(3) What theories do we need to develop in order to discuss hybrid cultural objects and avant-garde interartistic practice? We will fashion a theoretical discourse to facilitate new research across the arts and media and underpin work done in our own project. This will highlight the social, creative and psychological dynamics of interartistic creativity, rather than the demands and constraints of disciplinary fields.

Outputs are: Two new interartistic cultural histories of 20th and 21st century Italy (one specifically on the digital age); a theoretically focused book on interartistic research for a broader intellectual community; articles; sample interartistic/intermedial teaching material for schools; an interartistic exhibition and catalogue.

We will develop dedicated events for postgraduates and postdocs, academics, museum curators and schoolteachers. These are targeted at informing ideas about interartistic practice and empowering those cohorts to work, in a theoretically informed way, on interartistic practice articles.

Planned Impact

The interartistic and intermedial focus of our research project provides a strong foundation on which to foster a dialogue with a number of non-academic groups whilst strengthening our major aim to reframe the boundaries of the discipline of Italian studies and its perception outside the academe in the 21st century. Our intention is to use our research findings to open up new pathways of collaboration and cultural exchange among our research team, academics across the field of Italian Studies and those working in museums, secondary schools, and the general public. The dissemination programme that follows has been devised to maximize the potential for engagement with non-academic participants and is the result of our ongoing work with teachers and curators. The events planned (especially in relation to 2 and 3) have significantly been discussed with and endorsed by individuals and organisations (see pathways to impact).
(1) The general public. The project aims to achieve impact on cultural life through its collaboration with a professional curatorial team in organising an exhibition at a significant UK gallery, the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London. The exhibition will enable us to present one of the case studies of our research, the work of Italian designers as polymaths and their eminently interdisciplinary approach, engaging in the process with a wider, non-academic audience. The project team will deliver a number of free gallery talks for the general public, and run and/or facilitate a number of additional educational activities.
(2) Museum curators. Our objective is to activate a more robust discussion over the challenges and opportunities offered by different ways to present/frame the work of Italian artists in the period under consideration. The project team will thus organise a study day for museums curators, especially those in institutions across the UK with more substantial holdings of Italian 20th and 21st century art (fine and decorative arts, design, fashion and photography) with a focus on trends in display and exhibition in relation to transmedial and interartistic practices. The interartistic exhibition in 2018 will also present us with the opportunity to bring the potential for rethinking disciplinary boundaries within the exhibition space to the attention of museum practitioners.
(3) Secondary school teachers. Public discussion on curriculum changes in modern languages stresses the inherently interdisciplinary nature of language learning (see draft document of the Department of Education, Modern Foreign Languages GCE, AS and A level subject content, July 2014), yet both teaching material and subject content are still influenced by current disciplinary boundaries. The project will work with ALL (the Association for Secondary School Language Teachers) to produce interartistic teaching material for GCSE and A-level teachers of Italian. The teaching material will be freely accessible online and it will be hosted on the project website under a dedicated teaching tab and blog in order to foster an active dialogue with teachers. A teacher's CPD event, in conjunction with the planned exhibition at the Estorick Collection, aimed at teachers of Italian, art history and history will provide further exchange between educators in different disciplines in which Italian art and culture feature prominently. An enhanced education pack for teachers will also be produced on this occasion and will be available through the Estorick Collection and the project website. Both workshops and teaching/education material will be aimed at students of art history, history, design, as well as Italian language (the latter are not normally catered for specifically in gallery tours and activities).

Publications

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Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
AH/M008819/1 25/06/2015 31/08/2017 £549,832
AH/M008819/2 Transfer AH/M008819/1 01/09/2017 24/04/2020 £256,135
 
Description Research conducted by the team and Pieri in particular has fed directly into the exhibition, The Making of Modern Italy: Art and Design in the early 1960s (29 January-7 April 2019) at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London; the Estorick is official partner on the research grant. Findings have also fed into the creation of resources for secondary schools, especially in relation to changes in the curriculum and specs of the Italian Alevel. New teaching resources have been created after a workshop with teachers run by Pieri which took place in February 2017 and are now freely available on a new website dedicated to teaching material for Italian teachers: https://www.teachitalian.co.uk/. Thirdly, a number of cross curricular projects in and with schools, which began in February 2017 with a workshop and public event at Tate Modern-Tate Exchange, are continuing to have an impact on a number of schools directly involved with members of the team. We have worked with the following disciplines: history, history of art, MFL, Design, and Art. Presentations at national teachers conferences (HA, SHP, and Italian Teachers) are now in their third year ensuring that information on our cross-curricular practice is widely available in the teaching community.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Interdisciplinarity in the classroom: an interartistic and intermedial approach to the study of Italian Futurism and Fascism
Amount £3,323 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Holloway, University of London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 07/2018
 
Description Italian Kinetic and Programmed Art, AHRC TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarship
Amount £49,659 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Mapping Remediation in Italian Literature Beyond the Digital Revolution
Amount € 175,866 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Radical Art and Design in Italy 1968-1978, AHRC TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarship
Amount £49,659 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Tullio d'Albisola: Futurism and the Italian Avant-Garde
Amount £49,659 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description The British School at Rome 
Organisation British School at Rome
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PI and Co-Is are working with the team of new Assistant Directors at the BSR on a two day international workshop with museum practitioners and curators which will take place at the BSR in October 2019. The event will benefit from the BSR extensive network of partners in the museum sector and cultural organisations. The PI and Co-Is held a workshop at the BSR in October 2018 There are also plans to hold one of the biennial Summer Schools on Intermedia at the BSR in the summer of 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Discounted rates for room hire and/or access to rooms free of charge Brokering of contacts with the network of cultural organizations and museums of the BSR
Impact The outcomes will appear in the autumn of 2019. The collaboration is multidisciplinary, spanning the visual arts, curatorship, photography, and archeology.
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'Fascism and the Arts: a Difficult Legacy', invited talk by Giuliana Pieri at the international workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The conference focuses on the material history of Fascist-era works of art, monuments and architecture in Italy, and examines their afterlife and reception in the longue durée. In order to frame the contemporary debate, a transdisciplinary approach and a historical perspective will take as its starting point the iconoclasm following the Fall of the Regime (July 25th, 1943). Papers will explore the ambiguous transition from Fascism to the Republic and the dynamics of postwar censorship. Moreover, the critical examination of artistic historiography, together with the main narratives of the history of Italian art, aims to underline elements of continuity throughout the 20th century. It also permits a re-examination of the damnatio memoriae implicating some of the artists close to the Regime and the role played by private collections in the preservation and survival of Fascist-era works of art.
Pieri's talk focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the difficult legacy of Italian Fascist Art.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://arthist.net/archive/20252
 
Description Conference papers at the SIS Biennial international conference, University of Hull, June 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Pieri delivered two talks, 'Interatistic Practices in the Arts 1909-1969', and 'Interdisciplinarity in the Classroom: "Interdisciplinary Futurism" at Tate Exchange'. The papers focused on two interconnecting aspects of the research conducted by the Interdisciplinary Italy team: interartistic practice in 20th-century Italy and the impact of an interartistic teaching practice and its pedagogical implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference papers by Pieri and Patti in the panel 'Interdisciplinary Italy. Interart/Intermedia', at the AAIS annual international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Pieri organised a panel on 'Interdisciplinary Italy. Interart/Intermedia', at the AAIS annual international conference, Istituto Sant'Anna, Sorrento, June 2018. Patti delivered a paper on'The Italian Digital Avantgarde, and Pieri on 'Milan 1963: Through the Looking Glass'. The AAIS is the largest Italia Studies learned society outside of Italy, It is US based and is major international conference with great reach within the Italian Studies community and beyond. The panel focused on the work carried out by the project team in 2017-18 and presented important findings in the area of Italian digital cultural studies (Patti's main area of expertise). Pieri's paper focused on her research in preparation for the exhibition at teh Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in January-April 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gallery Talks on 'Fausto Melotti and the Arts' and , 'Fausto Melotti: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A gallery talk highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of Fausto Melotti's creativity held at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian, London, in conjunction with the exhibition curated by Pieri on The Making of Modern Italy: Art and Design in the early 1960s. The talk focused on a key concern of the research project, i.e. the patterns of creative collaboration of Italian artists in 20th and 21st century Italy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.estorickcollection.com/events/saturday-gallery-tour-fausto-melotti-and-the-arts
 
Description Interdisciplinary Italy Doctoral Summer School for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Students on Interart methodologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We held the first Interdisciplinary Italy Doctoral Summer School at Trinity College, Dublin on 29th-30th July 2018. The theme for this Summer School was "Intermedia". The Summer School attracted PhD researchers from the US (Brown University), from Australia (Sydney University), from the UK (Universities of St Andrews, Birmingham and Royal Holloway), from Italy (University of Bologna) and Trinity. Keynote: Pierpaolo Antonello.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.interdisciplinaryitaly.org/interdisciplinary-italy-summer-school-trinity-college-dublin-2...
 
Description International Workshop on 'Digital Culture Studies in Modern Languages' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Th one-day international symposium, Digital Culture Studies in Modern Languages, co-organised by Giuliana Pieri and Emanuela Patti as part of the 'Digital culture & digital creativity' programme funded by HARI (Royal Holloway), explored theories, methodologies and future perspectives in the field of 'digital culture studies' in Modern Languages. It brought together scholars in Modern Languages and Digital Humanities, as well as artists, media arts historians and curators, in order to discuss new informed ways and methods for approaching the study of digital culture and creativity in Modern Language
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.interdisciplinaryitaly.org/digital-culture-studies-modern-languages-symposium-report/
 
Description Invited presentation at National Italian Teachers Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Pieri was invited to give at talk on 'The Making of Modern Italy: Art, Fashion and Design in Postwar Italy', at the Italian Teachers Day, Francis Holland School, 2nd March 2019. This is part of her longstanding collaboration with the Teachers of Italian which has resulted in the creation of new teaching material. It was also part of the engagement strategy of the exhibitions curated by Pieri on 'The Making of Modert Italy: Art and Design in the early 1960s' held at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art. The presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards and Pieri was approached by a number of schools interested in organising school visits to the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited research seminar paper by Giuliana Pieri on 'Fascism and the Arts: Rethinking Fascist Art and Art under Fascism' at the University of Galway, 14 February 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The research seminar was based on Pieri's research for the co-written volume which is one of the main outputs of the research grant. Pieri discussed the role of interdisciplinarity in the Fascist control over the arts, highlighting the potentially complex postwar legacy of Fascist art.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited research talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Clodagh Brook was invited to give a research talk on 'Breaking the Boundaries of Italian Arts. Introducing Italy's Videoartists', October 11, 2018, University of Galway, This is part of the ongoing research of Brook into Italian cinema and videoart between in the 1980s and 1990s. The research will feed into the co-written volume which is one of the major outputs of the grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mussgnug - Invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Mussgnug was invited to present a paper on 'Spazi Fatali: Superstudio tra immagine e parola' at the international conference 'Concordi Lumine Maior: doppi talenti nella letteratura italiana', held at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, 29-30 November 2018. The paper is part of Mussgnug ongoing research in the field of the Italian radical avant-garde. The audience at the conference is an important interlocutor for the project which is reaching out to more traditionally conceived Italian Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PG seminar series held at RHUL, academic year 2017-18. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patti designed and delivered a PG seminar series held at RHUL in the academic year 2017-18 on 'Interart/Intermedia methodologies'. This was aimed at all PG research students and MA by research students in Italian and MLF at Royal Holloway. The programme of regular seminars included oral presentations by students and training in writing for non-academic audiences. All participants were able to contribute to the project blog, giving them access to a wider community with an interest in interdisciplinary and intermedial Italian Culture. Participants reported increased confidence in articulating their research questions and a deeper theoretical grasp of the main theories on intermediality and transmediality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Panel at the SCMS conference, Rome, 9-10 June 2017 organised by E. Patti 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patti organised a panel on 'Italy's expanded Cinema: Cinema and the Electronic Arts', at the SCMS conference, Rome, 9-10 June 2017. Involvement with the Society of Cinema and Media Studies is one of the ways in which Interdisciplinary Italy is reaching out beyond the Italian Studies community given the fundamental interdisciplinary nature of our project. Patti, as well organizing the panel, presented a paper on 'Italy's expanded cinema in practice: Gianni Toti and Studio Azzurro',
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Patti - Invited lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patti was invited to deliver the Charles Colver Lectureship, Brown University, 1 March 2019. Her talk 'Opera Aperta. The Italian Arts and the Digital' focuses on the research for her monograph on Italian Digital Culture. Prof Massimo Riva at Brown University is a leading expert on the Italian digital avant-garde. We have developed a close working relationship with him and his PhD programme in Italian Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brown.edu/academics/italian-studies/research-and-publications/italian-studies-colloquium
 
Description Patti - Keynote address 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patti was invited to deliver the keynote address 'The Politic of Art. The Art of Politics: 1968 in the Italian neo-Avant-Garde reviews', at the international conference' 1968 in Reviews', University of Birmingham, 23 April 2018. This is mark of the esteem of Patti and the visibility and reach of our project at national and international level in the area of Avant-Garde studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Patti - invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patti was invited to present a paper on 'Digital Cultures and Modern Languages: Understanding Intermediality in The Digital Age', at the International Workshop on Mapping Multilingualism and Digital Cultures, King's College London, 22 June 2017. Patti's presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards. The discussion fed into Patti's own research into Italian Digital Culture and in turn her findings presented at this conference have led to several other invitations to dialogue with national and international audiences in the field of digital cultural studies and MFL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Patti - invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patti was invited to deliver a talk on 'Performing Italian authorship in the digital age: plural identities and hybrid genres', at the international symposium on Multilingual Digital Authorship, Lancaster University, 8-9 March 2018. Patti's work on Italian Digital Culture is acknowledge at national and international level. This is part of the research she has been conducting in our research team on Italian Digital Culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Patti - invited talk at international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patti was invited to present a paper 'Le riviste neoavanguardistiche degli anni Sessanta e Settanta in realtà aumentata',at the international conference on'Il gesto poetico. Nuove prospettive di ricerca', at the Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (Florence), 8 February 2019. Her talk sparked questions and discussions afterward. The invitation came as a direct results of Patti's growing reputation in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Schools History Project Teachers Conference (Leeds Trinity University, July 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Pieri delivered a seminar session on 'University-Schools Partnerships and Interdisciplinarity in the classroom', with Dr David Brown, Modern History Lean at The Sixth Form College Farnborough. The Schools History Project Teachers Conference (Leeds Trinity University) is the major conference for History teachers in the UK and has a wide international reach. It focuses on pedagogy in practice and is an important forum for discussion in the history teaching community. Pieri presented preliminary findings from her cross-curricular project with schools, involving student of history, history of art, and design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Teachers Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Giuliana Pieri presented a paper at the annual HA Teachers Conference. The conference presentation, titled 'The importance of "picturacy": enhancing student understanding in A-level history through the study of visual art', was developed in partnership with Dr David Brown, Modern History Lead at The Sixth Form College Farnborough, and responsible for teaching 300 Modern History Students. The presentation focused on the importance of cross-curricular approaches in the study of modern history. Italian History and Italian Fascism were used as examples of how to embed the study of visual culture in the modern history curriculum at Alevel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Teaching and Learning Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Giuliana Pier, together with RHUL colleagueDr Ruth Hemus, gave a presentation on 'Interdisciplinary Futurism/Performing Dada's Women. Schools, Communities, and Interartistic Exchanges', at the Teaching and Learning Symposium (May 2018), RHUL. Pieri and Hemus were invited to share good practice with the wider RHUL teaching community after being awarded the 2017 Teaching Excellent Price for their work with schools and communities at Tate Exchange in 2017. The presentation focused on their collaborative project at Tate Exchange in May 2018 which brought together students of history, history of art, design, and politics working on a pop up exhibition on the European Avant-Garde.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation by Pieri and roundtable discussant at 'Antonioni: The Plurality of Artistic Vision', 4th February 2019, BFI, part of the Antonioni season January-February 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Pieri was invited to give a presentation on the arts in Italy in the interwar and postwar period, and was able to communicate to a wide audience the importance of taking an interartistic approach when considering the work of creative practitioners in 20th-century Italy.The framing of the panel discussion allowed for a rich discussion of the multimediality and intermediality of Antonioni's production. Pieri was able to draw on the substantial theoretical work carried out as part of Interdisciplinary Italy to inform discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/antonionipluralityofartisticvision
 
Description Workshop 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Workshop 3, one of the main series of 3 workshops in the original grant proposal, took place at the BSR in Rome on 27 October 2018. The workshop was formal meeting with the project leads of the AHRC funded major research grant Transnationalizing Modern Languages. It involved discussion of the major research findings of both projects, future plans for collaboration (via a PG and post Doc summer school) and reflections on policy interventions in Italian Studies and Modern Languages more broadly. A follow on meeting is planned for the late summer of 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with secondary schools at Tate Modern - Tate Exchange 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Futurism-Dada and War (17 May 2018) with Dr R. Hemus (RHUL). A pop-up exhibition and creative session involving over 60 student of History, Art History, Design, Politics, MFL and the general public. The workshop explored ideas of production/destruction in both art and society in Europe in the period around WW1 by focusing on Avant-Garde artists, especially those belonging to Dada and Italian Futurism. This is part of on ongoing collaboration with Tate Modern/Tate Exchange and a growing number of schools and disciplines. The aim of the workshop is to encourage independent cross-curricular research among Sixth Formers in participating schools. The workshops at Tate Exchange are a platform for further interdisciplinary exchange and a key way to take our findings into the secondary classroom.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/stages-production-review-remake-...
 
Description invited talk by Giuliana Pieri on 'Intermedial Studies: the Italian Studies Perspective', at the roundtable on "New Directions in Intermedial Studies', Seminar series 'Studies New Directions in Modern Languages', 13 February 2019, University of St Andrews. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Pieri was invited to front a discussion panel on Inttermediality in Modern Languages. After presenting the state of the field of intermedial studies, Pieri presented interim findings from the Interdisciplinary Italy project and was able to dialogue with the a wide Modern Languages audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019