Dr. Maurizio Isabella

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Reader in Modern History

School of History

Queen Mary University of London

London E1 4NS, United Kingdom



Research Project

Reconceiving religions and public spaces: Southern European cities in the age of revolutions 

The project aims at exploring the impact that the revolutionary wave of the 1820s played in co-constitution and co-evolution of religion and the urban in Southern Europe. It does so by comparing the ways in which the relationship between the sacred and the political sphere was transformed during the revolutions of the 1820s,  by assessing the impact that such transformation had on the public space and on spatial practises in the capital cities as well as in the secondary centres in Portugal, Spain, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and Greece, and by exploring its legacy on the urban practices of the cities of these  European peripheries.