Sunday, September 27, 2009

Italian Embassy Event: Bicentennial Celebration of Carlo Botta's "Storia della Guerra dell'Indipendenza d'America"

On Wednesday, September 30, at 6:30pm, the Italian Embassy is hosting a Bicentennial Celebration of Carlo Botta's "Storia della Guerra dell'Indipendenza d'America."

It's a joint event by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Embassy's Education Office, the National Counsel of Research of the Institute of the History of Mediterranean Europe, the Fondazione Rubettino and the Liceo Classico con Liceo Internazionale.

A panel discussion will feature the following experts:
  • Prof. Ugo Cardinale, Director, Liceo Classico Statale e Internazionale
  • Prof. Luca Codignola-Bo, Director, Instituto di Storia dell'Europa Mediterranea of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and the Universita' di Genova.
  • Dr. Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Giacinto Marra, General Secretary, Fondazione Rubbettino
Carlo Botta was an Italian historian who began his career as a surgeon and later served in the French army under Napoleon Bonaparte. He used the American Revolution as a way to discuss his views on European politics, particularly contrasting George Washington with Napoleon to demonstrate how the United States was able to win its freedom and keep it while the French were not.

For more information and to make a reservation, click the title of this post to get to the event's website.

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