“The newspapers of Palermo in the nineteenth century” – Despite Everything Web

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Tomorrow, in Palermo, at the headquarters of the Order of Journalists of Sicily, the presentation of the book by Gesualdo Adelfio and Carlo Guidotti.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 29 March, in the library of the Palermo office of the Order of Journalists of Sicily, in via Bernini 52 at 10.30 am, the volume will be presented “The newspapers of Palermo in the nineteenth century.
Journalistic information and advertising in the press of the time
” Of Gesualdo Adelfio And Carlo Guidotti.
Publishing House Ex Libris.

They will talk to the authors on the history of Sicilian journalism, and Palermo in particular, through the nineteenth century, from the Kingdom of the two Sicilies to the first twenty years of the unification of Italy: Roberto Gueli, President of the Order of Journalists of Sicily, Eliana CalandraDirector of the City Library System, Francesco NicastroCouncilor of the Order of Journalists of Sicily, Salvatore Li Castri, Vice President of the Order of Journalists of Sicily; the journalist will moderate the meeting Teresa Di Frescoformer vice president of the Order.

The books, large-format and hard-bound, are divided into three sections: in the first part there is an analysis of the historical context in question, to better understand the events, the characters and the newspapers themselves produced in Palermo; they are extensively described in the second section of which the publications are reproduced, a summary table containing the structural details and a selection of the most relevant, curious or extraordinarily current articles.
The third section presents the printing workshops that, particularly active and present in the commercial and industrial city landscape, distinguished themselves in those years for their entrepreneurial activity and for having printed, through their own presses and types, the newspapers reviewed.
in the volume.

The volumes are part of an editorial project wide-ranging that embraces the whole of the nineteenth century, a historical period dotted with numerous popular revolts, alternating events related to freedom of the press, constitutionalism and, even, the change of institutional structure, with the transition, which took place not without difficulty, from the Bourbon kingdom to that of Italy.

In the first volume the focus is on the press in the Bourbon era, historical period in which the first forms of investigative journalism and parliamentary journalism were born, between alternating events linked to the granting of freedom of the press and the nascent constitutionalism, punctuated by the great revolts of 1812, 1820, 1848 and 1860.

In the second volume the period examined includes the first twenty years of the post-Bourbon era and the first years of the Kingdom of Italy.
The issues related to the annexation of Sicily, social conditions, the mafia and political developments are then explored.
A society that is forcibly forced to change but substantially still struggles to change and radically improve.

The press will deal with institutional information, of satire, of the urban and topographical evolutions of the capital, of the social debate, of the plagues and, by browsing the newspapers presented, it will be possible to read articles that deal with particularly current issues such as equal rights, the condition of women, the pandemic, peace.

Reading contemporary newspapers leads us, therefore, like a precious time machine, to relive historical facts only apparently distant from us, to better understand, through study, critical analysis and in-depth analysis, our time.

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