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Luca Scalzini



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Phd project: "`Eppure l’Africa ci è necessaria.´ The Società Geografica Italiana and its Imagined Futures of Italian Colonialism 1867-1920”

This project analyses the imagined futures of Italian colonialism envisioned by the members of the Italian Geographical Society in the liberal era of the Kingdom of Italy. It wants to investigate why this scientific society became a major proponent of Italian colonialism and how its members’ changing visions of colonial futures influenced both the development of the Geographical Society as well as Italian colonial action in Eastern Northern Africa and beyond.