Call for Papers
1st Doctoral Workshop
Genoa, 31 May – 1 June 2022
This first doctoral workshop is thought of as a forum for PhD students and young post-doc researchers (until 2 years after their thesis defence) to present, receive feedback, and exchange comments on their ongoing research projects in the field of the history of anti-racism in 20th century Italy, with special attention to its different — scientific, moral/religious, political, juridical — dimensions and manifestations in both intellectual debate and mass culture. Proposals may also suggest a cross-disciplinary approach, by considering the contribution of social sciences.
Every presentation will be discussed by an experienced researcher.
We particularly welcome papers that address the following issues — especially through specific case studies, and a transnational perspective:
- The reception/construction of the term and category of anti-racism in the Italian context (including Italian colonies);
- The imagery behind anti-racist discourse, with particular attention to the way anti-racist speakers/actors have looked at race, racialisation and the “racism of others” (e.g., segregation/discrimination in the US, apartheid in South Africa, antisemitism in Europe);
- The history of anti-racist movement (non-institutionalized organisations and institutionalized entities);
- Global connections between Italian anti-racist movements and foreign movements;
- The reception of anti-racist programmes by UN, EU and other international institutions;
- Anti-racist rituals, festivals, and memorials;
- The rise of scientific anti-racism and the way it has impacted general public;
- Anti-racism and criminal law, that is the criticism of legal implications of race and the juridical debate about laws against racism and anti-discrimination acts;
- Interactions between anti-racism and anti-fascism;
- The relationship between anti-racism, anti-imperialism, Communism and post-colonial legacy;
- Anti-racism and the public debate on migrations (refugees and foreign immigration);
- Anti-racism in the labour market;
- The intersection between anti-racist mobilisation and religious identities;
- Anti-racism and ‘race-religion constellation’ (antisemitism and Islamophobia);
- Anti-racism, political violence, non-violence;
- Teaching anti-racism: school manuals, children’s literature, education;
- Activists’ self-representation (autobiographies, diaries, press interviews, etc.);
- Anti-racism and sport;
- Anti-racism, feminism, and gender.
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
- Submission of abstracts. Participants are invited to submit a proposal (max 300 words) by 25 February 2022, including a title and a short bio-bibliographical note.
- Submission of papers. Applicants whose abstracts are accepted for presentation need to submit full workshop papers by 12 May 2022.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Italian and English
The workshop will take place in Genoa (Italy), on 31 May – 1 June 2022. Workshop attendance will be allowed only upon presentation of a valid COVID-19 “Green Pass” (EU Digital COVID Certificate).
In case of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop might be held online. Further details will be provided in due time by the organizers.
Enrica Asquer (Università di Genova-CENTRA); Simona Berhe (Università di Bologna-CENTRA); Matteo Caponi (Università di Genova/Fordham University-CENTRA); Michele Colucci (ISMed CNR-CENTRA).
You can join the live event for free on Microsoft Teams asking email@example.com for registration or using the link that will be shared here and on CENTRA social media channels 10 minutes before starting.