The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Online talk: The cities of the dead: Italy’s monumental cemeteries of the nineteenth century

16 February 2022 at 6.30

Venue

Online

Cost

£5.00

RESCHEDULED EVENT - THIS TALK WAS ORIGINALLY DUE TO TAKE PLACE ON 13TH OCTOBER 2021 BUT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON 16TH FEBRUARY 2022. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY WITH ALL THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY BOOKED, TO CONFIRM THAT TICKETS WILL REMAIN VALID FOR FEBRUARY, OR TO OFFER REFUNDS.   

Italians have a special relationship with their dead and that relationship gave shape to Italy’s modern cemeteries. Whereas until the late eighteenth century the dead had been buried in urban churches and graveyards, from the early 1800s, the prohibition of burial within cities across Europe led to the creation of new cemeteries, which were suburban, public, secular, and socially inclusive. Their importance reflected the celebration of death in an era of Romanticism and individualism. Particularly in Italy, many cities built new cemeteries that were unparalleled in their scale and grandeur. Although Romantic culture was widespread throughout Europe, Italy’s cemeteries of the nineteenth century were distinctive in that they were monumental rather than landscaped, and unique in their size and cost.

Drawing on her monograph, Architecture, Death and Nationhood: Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy (Routledge, 2017), and discussed at the time in Mausolus, this talk will explore Italy’s monumental cemeteries as a distinctly Italian phenomenon.

Dr Hannah Malone is based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Centre for the History of Emotions in Berlin having previously studied at Magdalen College Cambridge.

MMT is working in conjunction with Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery who are managing our online bookings for on-line talks. 

Click here to book: https://kensalgreen.co.uk/booking.php

Once you have completed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email, and then another email just before the event with access details for the events.

--

PLEASE NOTE - REGISTRATION MUST BE MADE VIA THE KENSAL GREEN LINK ABOVE. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT

--

Register here:

Fields marked with a * are mandatory. The form will not send if these fields are not completed.

 Please type the characters you see in the image above *


This site uses cookies to enhance and improve your experience when browsing. To find out more about the way in which we use cookies please read our Privacy & Cookies policy