Based in Bologna, Italy, Il Caso S. is a radical history project which emphasises the social value of historical studies. Founded in 2011 by a group of university students, it soon became animated by a larger group of people passionate about history. The collective – which recently turned into cultural association – remains active in finding new and socially inventive ways to curate and communicate history outside academia: from mainly web-based activities to public events, debates and presentations, as well as radio broadcasts and student seminars. Topics covered range from the 1953 workers’ uprising in East Berlin, to the anti-colonialism of Frantz Fanon and the 1977 police shooting of Francesco Lorusso in Bologna. Il Caso S. aim to link the local to the global and use a combination of perspectives and approaches such as those found in the study of labour history, environmental justice, and gender…. to mention but a few.
“A tutti quelli che hanno sempre visto la Storia come uno sforzo inutile e pedante basterà stringere amicizia con un tale Solomon Shereshevsky per ricredersi.”
– Gaia Celeste