Puck de Boer, BA

RMA student in History

Borse di studio: KNIR-beurs voor (R)MA-studenten

Titolo ricerca: From Mazzini to Mobilisation: tracing Risorgimento’s gendered rhetoric through the recruitment of Garibaldi’s Mille

Lavora presso il KNIR: najaar 2022

Università: University of Groningen

This research combines the tools of cultural history, military history and rhetoric into a holistic project that sheds light on the ‘negotiation’ of gendered Risorgimento rhetoric among ‘Italians’ in the struggle for a unified Italy. Building on A.M. Banti’s notion of ‘figure profonde’, it compares propagandistic pamphlets with a vast amount of primary sources relating to the recruitment of volunteers for Garibaldi’s army in different regions.