IAPH in conversation with Alessandro Portelli – 2 November 2017

Alessandro Portelli will speak on his long career as a commentator on culture and in particular his impact on oral history and related areas. Hosted by the IAPH, this gives our members an opportune time to engage in a frank and intimate discussion with this leading scholar.

Date: Thursday, 2 November 2017 6-8pm

Location: 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
This is an event for IAPH members only. Spaces are limited. Email info@iaph.ie to sign up.


Alessandro Portelli is a renowned oral historian. He is professor of Anglo-American literature in the University of Rome La Sapienza as well as a musicologist. He founded the Cicolo Gianni Bosio, an activist collective focused on oral history, folklore and culture. Portelli served as the Mayor of Rome’s advisor for historical memory from 2002-2008 and as a city councillor in Rome from 2006-2007. His book The Death of Luigi Trastulli (1991) is regarded as a seminal work in oral history, emphasising memory based history and the meaning and nature of memories.