This post is written in Italian and served as an introduction to the Memoria e Ricerca 2017 issue on History Museums and Public History. The papers we present were selected from panel presentations delivered during the International Federation for Public History (IFPH) 2ndinternational conference in Jinan, China in August 2015, which was part of the 22nd Conference of the International Committee for the Historical Sciences (ICHS).
Historiography on fascism has sometimes sparked lively discussions in the, often sleepy, Italian academic historians community. However, narrating the history of fascism outside of academic books and engaging publically–and as historians–with opposing memories has still to be accomplished in a country still fearing its own past.
La public history italiana si fa strada: un museo a Predappio per narrare la storia del ventennio fascista
La storiografia sul fascismo e sulle sue interpretazioni ha talvolta scatenato vivaci discussioni nella comunità, spesso sonnolente, degli storici accademici. Tuttavia, fare la storia del fascismo fuori dai libri accademici e confrontarsi con opposte memorie rimane un impresa ancora da compiere. […].