Preserving Memory: A Conversation with Giulio Bobbo from Iveser in Venice


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In this compelling episode, S2E2, I had the privilege of speaking with Giulio Bobbo from Iveser, The Venetian Institute for the history of the Resistance and contemporary society. Founded in 1992, Iveser emerged from the collaboration between local partisan associations and a group of dedicated historians and scholars. Join us as we delve into Venice’s experience during World War II and the crucial role of record-keeping and archiving in preserving collective memory.

Key Points:

1. Exploring Venice During World War II:
– Gain insights into Venice’s wartime experience, including the city’s resilience, challenges, and contributions to the resistance movement.
– Delve into significant events and stories that shaped Venice’s role in the larger context of World War II.

2. The Mission of Iveser:
– Learn about the origins and mission of Iveser, dedicated to researching and documenting the history of the Resistance and contemporary society.
– Understand the importance of organizations like Iveser in preserving historical memory and promoting understanding of past events.

3. Importance of Records and Archives:
– Discuss the significance of maintaining comprehensive records and archives to safeguard the memory of wartime experiences and resistance efforts.
– Explore how access to archival materials enriches historical research and education, ensuring that future generations learn from the past.

Our conversation with Giulio Bobbo underscores the importance of remembering and honoring Venice’s wartime legacy. Through the work of organizations like Iveser and the dedication of scholars like Bobbo, we are reminded of the enduring value of preserving historical records and archives.

You can follow Giulio and Iveser at   and on all social medias as @iveser

Join us in our commitment to preserving memory and honoring the resilience of those who came before us. Stay tuned for more thought-provoking discussions on Venice Talks.

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