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Call for Papers
May 24, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, European History / Studies, Contemporary History

The research seminars on “Europe between migration, decolonization and integration (1945-1992)” look at the disappearing of colonial powers and at the European unification process not only as simultaneous proceedings, but also as two historical events that defined the course and the policies of postwar Europe.

Migrations have Characterized both the processes: the disappearing of the colonial empires caused a large movement of people (the former colonizers as well as the former colonized people) from the extra-European countries to the “Old continent”; while the European integration project encouraged the movement of the European citizens within the Community.  In both cases, migrations and mobility contributed to shape the way national communities, as well as the European one, have been imagining themselves and their identity boundaries.


Proceeding with the investigation started during the seminars already held in Forlì on March 2017, and in Florence on January 2018, the third and last seminar will focus on the migration policies of the European countries since the end of the Second World War until nowadays.

  Scholars and researchers of all levels of experience are invited to submit proposals about the policies and the political debates on migration and mobility both from inside and outside Europe. Special consideration will be given to proposals analyzing national cases with a transnational, comparative or a European approach, takin in account 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 at the University of Cagliari, Department of History, Cultural and Territorial Heritage on 24 – 25 May 2018. Please submit presentation proposals (in Italian or English) of no more than 300 words and a brief biographical note to by March 3rd 2018.  The list of accepted proposals will be notified by March 17th, 2018. The seminar official languages are Italian and English

Contact Info: 

The Organizing Commitee: Fabio Casini (Punto Europa-Forlì); Raffaele Cattedra (Università di Cagliari); Valeria Deplano (Università di Cagliari); Giuliana Laschi (Università di Bologna-Forlì); Gianmarco Mancosu (University of Warwick); Alessandro Pes (Università di Cagliari).


The Scientific Commitee: Paolo Bertella Farnetti (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia); Valeria Deplano (Università di Cagliari, Coordinatrice); Giuliana Laschi (Università di Bologna-Forlì); Luciano Marrocu (Università di Cagliari); Cecilia Novelli (Università di Cagliari); Alessandro Pes (Università di Cagliari).