Opening of ‘Love, Italian Style’

I was at the Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin yesterday evening for the launch of the Love, Italian Style exhibition. Curated by Niamh Cullen (University College Dublin), it looks at the changing perceptions of marriage from the 1940s to the 1970s in Italy, and draws on popular magazines — notably Grand Hotel — and diaries held atContinue reading “Opening of ‘Love, Italian Style’”

Round-Up: Social History Society Conference #northumbria2014

This is the first chance I’ve had since last week’s Social History Society conference to sit down and record my thoughts on the gathering — although I’ve certainly been thinking a lot about the event, which was held at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. The programme had much to offer: I mostly attended the sessions inContinue reading “Round-Up: Social History Society Conference #northumbria2014”