War and Memory: Resistance, massacre and representation in Second World War Italy

Unit ATS2335 /  ATS3135
Credit points 6 credit points
Location Monash Prato Centre, Italy
Coordinators Associate Professor Kevin Foster
 Arts semester in Prato
Application open NOT OFFERED IN 2018

Program details

Through seminars, workshops and fieldwork this unit will examine how conflict has been represented, remembered and memorialised. The unit will have a specific focus on World War 2, the Italian Resistance, and the massacre of civilians in Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The unit will consider how written and visual responses to these events, material forms of remembrance – monuments, memorials, museums, and cemeteries in, or within reach of Prato – each function to memorialise the dead and how in articulating political and national ideologies, such sites acknowledge and incorporate countervailing ideologies and the contradictory testimony of survivors. Students will be invited to move beyond a purely theoretical understanding of these issues by visiting museums, massacre sites and their memorials, examining and critiquing their mediation and creating a critical/creative response to one such site.


All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

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Program fee

Deposit (paid on application) TBC
Balance (paid on acceptance into program) TBC
Total program fee TBC

Included in program fee

  • Site entrance fees
  • Parliamo Italian Language + culture sessions
  • Travel Insurance (all outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)

Not included in program fee

  • All meals
  • Spending money
  • Visa
  • International return flights and transfers*
  • Accommodation (see below)**
  • Tuition fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)

Accommodation fee

For security, safety and visa requirements, all students undertaking units in Block 1, 2 or 3 must stay in Monash-approved accommodation in Prato. For this reason, Monash University will arrange your accommodation in Prato. Non-refundable accommodation deposits are required prior to application approval.

If you are undertaking a Study Tour in Block 3, the accommodation deposit is built into your program fee for this block.

 1 Block2 Blocks3 Blocks
Deposit (paid on application) $500 $1,000 $1,500
Balance TBC** TBC** TBC**
Please read our refund procedure carefully before applying
* Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.
** Multiple types/prices of accommodation will be available – Arts Global Programs will liaise with you once your application has been approved.