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 - early twentieth century and focuses on interracial encounters and the role played by Indian migrants in the region. Aside her research, she is involved in several public history projects. She is notably one of the founders of the French public history organization La Boîte à Histoire.
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 […]