Assessing the ‘Fascist Filter’ and its Legacy

Frederick Whitling
Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute, Italy

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Ingår i: Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 25:64, s. 645-650

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Publicerad: 2007-11-27


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The extensive physical alterations to the city of Rome in the Fascist period have arguably created what I refer to as a ‘Fascist filter’; which will be tentatively discussed here. This paper investigates perceptions of what I refer to as “low status ruins” from antiquity in the modern city of Rome; focusing on the Servian wall in the context of the Termini train station in Rome. What are the possible functions; meanings; and practical implications of ruins in a modern cityscape? How are they ‘remembered’ or envisaged as (classical) heritage? I will in the following tentatively discuss the possible contextual value of Ancient ruins in Rome; focusing on the legacy of the ‘Fascist filter’


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