The proceedings of the conference held on May 21, 2010, as part of the Archivio aperto 2010
program illustrate the importance of retrieving and publicizing documentary sources of unrivalled value for the understanding of contemporary Florentine history. The contributions by many academics and experts in the field offer a full comparative overview of political archives, starting with Italian examples and broadening the survey to the rest of Europe. The volume also describes the first steps in the Istituto Gramsci Toscano’s program to digitize the archives of the Florence Federation of the Italian Communist Party (PCI). The initiative aims to promote access to this important source for historical research on the activities and protagonists of one of the main currents in left-wing Florentine political life.
Introduction by Linda Giuva; contributions by Giuva, the editors, and Barbara Affolter, Emilio Capannelli, Francesca Capetta, Giulio Conticelli, Simone Neri Serneri, Jean-Marie Palayret, Marta Rapallini, Antonio Romiti, Mila Scarlatti, and Monica Valentini.PDF format