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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-ADG - Advanced Grant
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