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January 26, 2023

16:30-18:00 IL time  (15:30 Italy)

Venice

Luca Pes
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Venice in modern history has gone through violent processes, such as heavy industrialization, environmental crisis and overtourism. Following the approach of the lecture series, I shall attempt to read some of the recent cultural, economic, social and economic transformations through the categories of "global" and "local", considering the fact that the city attracts world attention and interests (also being super exposed to globalization) and, at the same time, even though the population is shrinking, the lagoon environmental setting and the tangible heritage guarantee and consolidate a strong sense of place and still a peculiar life-style and identity.

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Luca Pes

B.Sc. (Econ.) in History and Government (LSE), Laurea in History (Ca’ Foscari), Ph.D. in Italian Studies (Reading). Vice Dean, Director of the Globalization Program at VIU, where he has taught every semester since the beginning of academic activities in 1997. Scientific coordinator of the interdisciplinary professors’ and students’ Project at Global Governance, Tor Vergata, University of Rome. Was Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the San Raffaele University in Milan. Taught Urban and Contemporary History at Iuav and Contemporary History at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Was recognized Adjunct Associate Professor of European Studies at Duke (2011-2016). Published mostly on Venetian 19th- 21st Century Cultural and Social History, on the Methodology of Local and Urban History and of History of the Present. Research and teaching areas include Cinema and History, Italian Society, History of Historiography, Diaries and Historiography, Venice in the 21st Century.

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Venice. Global and Local dimensions of a Lagoon City and Heritage Site

Luca Pes
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