Materiali d'officina. Un progetto archivistico e storiografico su uno sciopero in un Paese dove non si sciopera - The ffs Cargo strike in Bellizona lasted thirty-three days between March and April 2008. It was the point of departure for a project focusing on both present time history and on a shared historical event. The work consisted in the creation of a specific archive, in the indexing and analysis of audiovisual documents, and in the gathering of direct testimonies. All this allowed the research team to reflect on the methodological aspects linked to the creation of ‘real-time archives’ and the conservation of data from heterogeneous sources (including the web and sms text messages), as well as on the specifics and difficulties inherent to studying the history of the present. Beyond the analysis of the specific local event and, generally speaking, of the new strategies employed during workers’ claims and strikes, the project aims at investigating the possibility of keeping a direct contact between protagonists and the building of their ‘history’.
Key words: workers’ movements, strike, history of the present time, shared historical event, archives, identity.
Parole chiave: movimento operaio, sciopero, storia del presente, storia partecipata, archivi, identità.