History’s Miriam R. Levin to create course on world’s fairs after attending symposium in Milan

levinMiriam R. Levin, professor of history and art history, attended Expo Milan 2015 in Milan this summer to study the fair in light of the city’s efforts to turn Milan into a global cultural destination.

In conjunction with this visit, Levin participated in a two-day symposium on world’s fairs since World War II, organized by the University of Milan. She will incorporate this research into a course on world’s fairs she is organizing.

“Like the Olympics which came later, for 160 years world’s fairs have been a means of generating cultural, economic and infrastructural synergies with long lasting consequences for their host cities and participating nations,” she said. “They are also an appealing way for students to understand the implications of cultural policies.”

Levin is internationally renowned for her publications, lectures and seminars on world’s fairs and modern urban development.