Call for papers - 2016 ASMI post-graduate Summer School.


      University of Bristol, 23rd and 24th June 2016


We welcome proposals from postgraduate students and early career scholars for papers on any aspect of Modern Italian culture, history, politics and society from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century.

The summer school is designed to engage postgraduate students (Master and PhD) and independent scholars, in the field of Italian Studies to share their research and test their ideas. Participants will present their papers in panel sessions and then receive feedback from senior scholars and junior colleagues in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Papers can be in English or Italian and should be no more than 20 minutes in length.

The summer school program includes two keynote lectures:

  • Prof. Philip Cooke (University of Strathclyde) will focus on the history of science in the Ottocento from a transnational perspective,
  • Dr. Rossella Merlino (University of Bangor) will talk about Mafia communication between tradition and innovation. 

There will be also be a training session:

  • Dr. Catherine O’ Rawe  (University of Bristol) and Dr Danielle Hipkins (University of Exeter) will run a workshop on how to conduct interviews and qualitative research

Please send an abstract (max 250 words) and a short biography (max 100 words) to the conference organisers at the email address provided below by Thursday 31st March 2016.

The Summer School is free to all members of ASMI, including those who join ASMI on the day. A limited number of travel grants will be available. For more information, please contact the organisers at:

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Clara Cotroneo (University of Bangor), Flora Derounian (University of Bristol), Amy King (University of Bristol), Ester LoBiundo (University of Reading), George Newth (University of Reading). 

Published: February 15, 2016