The Società italiana per lo studio della storia contemporanea (SISSCO, the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History) has been holding a stimulating series of seminars linking the processes of decolonization, postcolonial migration to Europe, and European unity and integration. The series, known as “Europe between migrations, decolonization and integration (1945-1992)” kicked off in Forli in March 2017. A second seminar will now be held in Florence – amid the Historical Archives of the European Union, hosed at the European University Institute. Titled “Mobility and Migrations in Europe: Perception and Representation,” the organizers invite scholars of all levels to submit:
proposals about the ways in which migrants and migrations from inside and outside Europe have been perceived and represented (through discourses or images) by media, national and international institutions, political parties, associations, educational institution. Special consideration will be given to proposals focused on the connections between these representations and both the processes of creation of the European Community and of re-creation of the European nations after the disappearing of empires.
The seminar will be held on 25-26 January, specifically. Presentation proposals of no more than 300 words along with a brief biographical note are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 November 2017, with notifications of acceptance by 25 November. Proposals – and presentations – may be made in either Italian or English. Further information is available at H-Borderlands.