NGIZ Pioneers: Fascism and Dictatorship Today

The 2019 edition of the ARTES Away Day will be devoted to fascism and dictatorship in the present and the past. The war in Syria and the recent rise of authoritarian rule in various regions of the world (Russia and Turkey most prominently) have created a new discourse of dissent and a new generation of exiles. At the same time, populism and the new right in Europe offer a powerfully revisionist view of the past, in which fascist rule and dictatorial figures (for instance in Spain and Italy, and in various countries in Latin America) seem no longer a priori discredited. What seemed to be shared memory now appears contested, perhaps irreconcilable history.

In the afternoon, a closed session, the new ARTES research group MeMo – Mediating Memories of Fascism, Dictatorship and War will be launched, as a sample of one of ARTES’ transversal themes, connecting memory, politics and culture, across the borders of continents.

There’s also an evening session at Spui25. You can easily find it on Facebook as well.

This is a co-operation between ARTES (University of Amsterdam) and NGIZ Club Clingendael.

There’s a limited amount (10) of tickets available via NGIZ. If you’d like a ticket, mail to:
A confirmation means you’re on the list. This event is for free.

13.30 – 13.45 Coffee, Tea
13.45 – 14.00 Welcome and Opening: Christian Noack
14.00-14.10 Introduction to the program – Maria Urban and Guido Snel
14.15-15.15 Key note: John Foot (University of Bristol): Fascism and violence. Memory, Justice and Forgetting in Italy (key note + discussion)
15.15-15.30 Snapshots: MeMo – MeMo: Mediating Memories of Fascism, Dictatorship and War (introduction: Arij Ouweneel)
15.30-15.50 Annelou Ypeij: The silence of sexual violence: Forced sterilizations (1996-2000) in Peru
15.50-16.10 Robbert Woltering: Egypt’s Nasserist Revival: A Marxian farce
16.10-16.30 Maria Bonaria Urban: Resistance and Fascism in the Italian contemporary novel
16.30-17.00 Round table


  • NGIZ Pioneers: Fascism and Dictatorship Today
    15 februari 2019
    13:30 - 17:00