Author: Daphné Budasz

Daphné Budasz is a PhD researcher at the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Her research deals with gender and sexuality in British East Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and focuses on interracial encounters and the role played by Indian migrants in the region. Research aside, she is involved in several public history projects.
February 17, 2021

Breaking the silence: Postcolonial Italy

Postcolonial Italy is a collaborative project that collects material legacies of Italian colonialism present in cities. It takes the form of an interactive map that locates and explains the significance of colonial traces in the public space. On the occasion of Black History Month Florence, Postcolonial Italy launches a self-guided tour “Uncovering Italian Colonial Pasts: […]
November 12, 2020

On the traces of Florence’s colonial past

Site and memory are two inescapable through lines in the narrations of Florence that must be expanded to engage in a profound restructuring of our understandings of the Afro-descendent histories of this context. There are lingering remnants of colonialism with the capacity to evade critical dialogue through the gesture of nomenclature in relation to streets […]