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Love, Italian Style



Love, Italian Style

Changing Customs and Ideas and Love and Marriage in Italy between 1945 and 1974

The idea of the ‘Latin lover’ is one of the most familiar images of Italians and Italian culture. This exhibition, curated by Dr Niamh Cullen (University College Dublin) aims to uncover the reality behind the stereotype, exploring how ideas about courtship, love and marriage in Italy were changing in the 1950s and 1960s through the lens of popular magazines. The mass media was expanding rapidly in these years, popular magazines both encouraged and reflected social change, making them the ideal material for charting changing images and ideas of love. The economic miracle of the late 1950s and 1960s also transformed Italian society, prompting widespread migration to the cities and the growth of a mass consumer society. The role of the family in Italian society, gender roles and relations were also changing, and as they did so, definitions of love and marriage themselves were being transformed. The exhibition will be opened at 6.30 on May 14 with a talk by Prof. Emanuela Scarpellini (Università degli studi di Milano), ‘A changing society: Family and consumer culture in Italy in the 1950s-1960s’.The exhibition will run until Friday 22 May 2015. Opening times: Monday - Friday, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.More info: www.loveitalianstyleexhibition.comNiamh Cullen is an Irish Research Council CARA mobility fellow in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin. Her research is concerned with the society and culture of modern and contemporary Italy and she is currently writing a book entitled ‘Love, Honour and Jealousy: Redefining Marriage in Italy, 1945-1974’. The exhibition is funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations award.

For the talk please RSVP to as places are very limited.

Reservations will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Data: Gio 14 Mag 2015

Ingresso : Libero