In the first half of the twentieth century, inter-American and Euro-American cultural relations were characterized by a growing interconnection between circulation of intellectuals and policies of a propaganda nature. In this context, the role played by cultural institutes and universities has undergone a rapid evolution, which has made their functions and activities more complex and problematic. With reference to the Argentine case, this work aims to highlight the ability of these organizations to rapidly become both internal - that is to say 'Argentine' - and international actors and their tendency to be configured as a meeting space between intellectuals and academics of various countries. The actual role of the institutes considered in the context of Argentine, American and Italian "cultural policies" that emerged in this period will also be investigated. Finally this study will focus on the reactions to the contents of foreign propaganda messages proposed in a phase that was crucial for the long Argentine transition to Peronism.
Fotia, L. (2021). Circolazione di idee e di intellettuali tra Argentina, Europa e Stati Uniti nel Novecento: il ruolo degli istituti culturali argentini fino agli anni Quaranta. In S.F. Emanuele Leonardi (a cura di), Rutas Atlánticas. Redes narrativas entre América Latina y Europa (pp. 300-310). Milano : Edizioni dell'Università degli Studi di Milano.