Moving Dangerously – Women and travel 1850-1950


Campo coloniale in Libia
« Africa italiana », n. 2-3, feb.-mar. 1940

 

Packing to leave for Newcastle, for an interesting (or so it seems…) conference on women and travel, 1850-1950.

I will analyse some pictures of Italian women in East Africa to reflect on the meaning that the Fascist regime accorded to their travelling and on the representation that it considered suitable for them as « agents of civilization ».

Let me take you to the movie

We are not talking about photographs today, but we are not so far away… movies!

L’Archivio audiovisivo del movimento operaio is giving particular visibility to women directors lately. After Cecilia Mangini, now is the turn of Rosalia Polizzi.

Anyway, if you are interested in images and history, it’s always a good idea to check what’s going on at Aamod.

Hay más en ti. Imágenes de la mujer…

donne immagini medio evo

An exhibition on the representation of women in the Middle Ages, in the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.

The iconographic analysis is the starting point to reflect on womens’ status in the medieval society.

I always find very stimulating to look at what scholars working with images do in different branches. It really helps to open your mind, to suggest new paths, to bring some fresh air…