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”.