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In the Spanish and Italian collections at the IISH, the anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist movement of the 19th and 20th centuries are predominant. Over the past 70 years, the anarchist, Spanish, and... [Collection guide]
Bas-relief on the triumphal arch of Constantine the Great (315 CE) in Rome with the representation of a coin distribution scene or congiarium. The coins falling out of the wooden (?) counting device... [Collection item]
The construction of the Suez Canal required large numbers of Italian workers before being completed on 17 November 1869. That anarchism first appeared in Egypt among these Italian immigrant labourers... [Item of the Day]
On 5 December 1585, La Piazza Universale di tutte le Professione del Mondo (the Universal Workplace of all the Professions in the World) by Tomaso Garzoni was published. In this classification of 540... [Item of the Day]
The Italian leftist daily Lotta Continua covers the official celebration on the death of Aldo Moro on May 13, 1978. After 55 days of incarceration the leader of the Christian-democrats was executed... [Item of the Day]
"Bullets pass, Mussolini stays", announced Mussolini after escaping from an attack in September 1926. On 31 October of that same year there was another attempt on his life in Bologna, and once again... [Item of the Day]
A group of experimental artists and intellectuals establishes the Situationist International during a two-day conference in Italy on July 27-28, 1957. The Situationists belong to an anarchist... [Item of the Day]
The Italian crime fighter and socialist Enrico Ferri (1856-1929) was known as the 'Scourge of the Camorra'. Ferri was one of the founders of modern criminology. He rejected a legal system based on... [Item of the Day]
In the sixties provos and beatniks caused trouble in Milan. In 1965, following a pilgrimage to Amsterdam, Melchiore Gembino founded the paper "Mondo Beat." The newspaper's office became a center of... [Item of the Day]
In the summer of 1935 the Italian dictator Mussolini starts preparations for the capture of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) by concentrating his troops on the border of Eritrea. He wants to play a full role in... [Item of the Day]

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