Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

The Annals is a forum for the free exchange of ideas
among scholars working in the field of social sciences
Volume LIV 2 - 2020

Introduction. Exile: An Acceleration Towards Modernity

Renato Camurri,
pp. 121-128
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In recent years the literature dedicated to the history of exile has made remarkable progress in many different disciplinary fields: from literature to philosophy, from sociology to history. The articles collected in this monographic issue confirm that Italian historiography has also been positively affected by this trend. This introduction highlights the delays that have characterized Italian research in this field of studies: at the same time it tries to identify the reasons behind this turning point. Starting from the topics touched by the different contributions and taking into consideration some of the biographical paths that are reconstructed in them, the introduction identifies the elements that are central to the experience of intellectual migrations during the interwar period: the construction of cultural spaces and “translocal” comunity of knowledge that arise around academic, cultural, artistic and scientific networks where there is a high concentration of exiles.