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The Water Cultures of Italy, 1500-1900

Project description

Refocusing Italian history on water’s role

The Water-Cultures project examines the role of water in society, offering a new field of study in social and cultural history through the focus on a precious yet often overlooked commodity. The epistemological method used will integrate several aspects in the study, ranging from water resource management to cultural beliefs and practices. The project will focus on Italy between 1500 and 1900 AD because of its detailed archival material and the richness of its political, cultural and geographical factors. The project hopes to highlight the role of a society’s relationship with water in constructing its identity and self-representation in history.

Host institution

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 2 433 520,25
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 2 433 520,25
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 11 028,75
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00