Recipient Professor David Atkinson, University of Hull
Date 01 February, 2015
Amount £13785 (over two years)
Summary This research addresses the efforts of the Italian regime and its agencies to assess and record the nature of Italian territories in Libya in the early 1930's through a process they labelled ‘colonial science’. This ‘science’ produced a Italian version of Libya, couched in European epistemologies, that allowed the Italian regime and, they hoped, Italians more widely, to apprehend, understand and generate affiliation with their expanding colonial territory. This process also produced the modern territorial unit of Libya.
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