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From the Arctic to the 8,000


The origins of the conference can be traced back to the recent findings in the Civic Archives of Milan Municipality of previously unpublished documentation (currently subject to an inventory and digitalization project) linked to the Arctic expedition of Umberto Nobile (1928) and the expedition to the Karakorum of Aimone di Savoia-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto (1928-29). The talks proposed will examine in depth the era of Italian explorations and compare them internationally in the light of recent investigations, cutting across various disciplines, including anthropology, geography, history, history of science and environmental studies. At the end of the conference a documentary and photography exhibition will be inaugurated in the foyer opposite the Aula Magna, which will present and contextualize, using 20 panels, documents and photographs in the “Karakorum” archive.

29th – 30th November 2018 International Study Conference
From the Arctic to the eight-thousanders. Scientific research, mountaineering, geography and imperialism from an international perspective (1880-1964), Sala Napoleonica, Palazzo Greppi, University of Milan, Via S. Antonio, 12.

30th November – 21stDecember 2018 Photography and Documentary Exhibition
Footprints of Italians on the Karakorum. Photos and documents from the expedition of Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto, to the Karakorum (1927-1935), Foyer opposite the Aula Magna, University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono, 7. Inauguration 30th November 2018, at 15.00


29 November 2018
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