The presentation will be based on the archival material kept at the Archivio di Stato di Gorizia, more precisely on documents from the fond of the Civil Commissariat of Gorizia, Longatico, Idria and Tolmino from the early post-war period. I will draw attention to (political) violence in everyday life and consider it in gendered perspective by taking into account social and political changes during the military occupation of the territories until the official annexation to the Kingdom of Italy.

About the author

Petra Testen Koren is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Cultural History at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She received her PhD in History with the dissertation entitled Domestic Servants – Women’s Work in the Web of National and Social Relations in the Gorizia Region in the 19th and 20th Centuries in 2011. She was involved in various research projects, including Women and the First World War (2014–2017), Women and Borders (2013–2016), Legal and Political History of Women (2009–2012) at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and Russian Intellectuals in Slovenia in the Period Following the October Revolution (2013–2016) at the Ljubljana Institute for Civilization and Culture. Since 2012 she has held seminars of Cultural History of the Slovene Place and Europe in the Period of Revolutions within the Cultural History bachelor’s programme at the School of Humanities, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Her fields of interest include biographical studies, history of everyday life, gender history, and oral history.

She collaborates on the EIRENE project.