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Conferences

Organized events

  • Getting published in an interdisciplinary context. Workshop for doctoral students. University of Glasgow. 17 May 2016 [in collaboration with the School of Culture and Creative Arts and the University of Stirling].
  • Moving Memories. Remembering and Reviving Conflict, Protest and Social Unrest in Connected Times. Institute of Modern Language Research, University of London. 27 November 2014 [together with Christine Lohmeier and Christian Pentzold, in collaboration with Jordana Blejmar]. Title of presentation: 'The witches are back! Mediating memories of second‐wave feminism in contemporary Italy.'
  • Emotions and oral history workshop. With Dr Rebecca Clifford. University of Glasgow. 4 November 2014.
  • The ambiguity of motherly love. Film screening & roundtable discussion. University of Glasgow. 14 May 2014.
  • Digital Memories Seminar. Centre for Media and Culture Research, London South Bank University. 10 July 2012. Click here for abstracts and podcasts.
  • Warwick Oral History Network seminar Oral History and the community. Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick. 9 July 2012 [together with Angela Davis].
  • Warwick Oral History Network conference Gender, Subjectivity and Oral History. With Prof. Penny Summerfield. Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick. 24 November 2011 [together with Angela Davis].
  • Warwick Oral History Network seminar What is oral history? With Anna Davin. Wolfson Research Exchange, University of Warwick. 13 October 2011 [together with Angela Davis].
  • Warwick Oral History Network launch seminar. Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick. 23 February 2011. 14 June 2011 [together with Angela Davis].
 

Presentations & invited talks

  • Milan: Crossroad of Cultures
    Title paper: 'A room of one’s own. Feminist writing and publishing cultures in Milan (1970s-1980s).'
    Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan (Italy), 22-23 September 2016.
  • Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Interim Conference
    Title paper: 'Riflusso, o riflessione? Feminist transitions in the 1980s.'
    Trinity College Dublin, Dublin (Republic of Ireland), 29-30 April 2016.
  • Competing Victimhoods in Spain and Italy
    Title paper: 'Gendering the Affective Labour of Victims of State Violence in Contemporary Italy.’ 
    University College Dublin, Dublin (Republic of Ireland), 22 May 2015.
  • Centre for Gender History Seminar Series: ‘“We are not heiresses.” Generational memory, heritage, and inheritance in contemporary Italian feminism’
    University of Glasgow. 2 February 2015.
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Seminar Series: 'Challenging the stereotype of the mamma italiana. Second-wave feminist approaches to maternity and childbirth in Italy' [invited talk]
    University of London. 26 November 2014. Podcast available here (Audio clip)
  • American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) annual conference 2014
    Presentation paper in Women Studies Caucus roundtable II, 'The Impact of Women Studies'; organization panel on 'Victimhood in contemporary Italy'; presentation paper in panel 'After the Catastrophe'.
    University of Zurich (Switzerland), 23-25 May 2014.
  • European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) 2014
    Organization of panel, with Dr Rebecca Clifford (University of Swansea), in the Oral History Network theme entitled 'Crises and Ruptures in Memory and Narrative'. Title of panel: 'Mediating Ruptures and Silences in the Memory of the 1960s and 1970s in Europe.' Title paper: 'Silences and dominant narratives of motherhood and abortion in the memories of women activists in 1970s Italy.'
    University of Vienna (Austria), 23-26 April 2014.
  • Scottish Oral History Centre Monthly Seminar Series: 'Silences and dominant narratives of motherhood and abortion in the memories of women activists in 1970s Italy' [invited talk]

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 3 March 2014.

  • Memory and Restitution 
    Title paper: 'Conflict, consensus and moral compensation: working through the trauma of state violence.'
    University of Westminster, 5-6 July 2013.
  • Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) Annual Conference: Basta! Patterns of Protest in Modern Italy: History, Agents and Representations.
    Title paper: 'Dal basso alla bassa: grassroots mobilization in post-earthquake Emilia Romagna.'
    Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), School of Advanced Study, University of London. 23-24 November 2012.
  • 'Facebook, photography and family albums. The digital (r)evolution of an Italian activist generation' [invited talk in the C21 curatorship lecture series]
    British Library. 21 November 2012.
  • Beyond Experience: (Re)thinking Women, Violence and Trauma
    Title paper: 'De-sexualizing female violence: women terrorists in Italian cinema (1977-2009).'
    University of Warwick. 3 March 2012.
    • LANDIS (National Laboratory for History Education) workshop: Una riflessione su cittadinanza e democrazia: il nodo degli anni Settanta. L’Italia nel contesto internazionale.
      Title paper: 'Le strategie politiche dell’oblio: la storia del terrorismo nella didattica italiana.'
      Bologna (Italy). 30 November 2011.
    • What is Post/autonomia today?
      Title paper: 'Appropriating memories of resistance. Crash and the legacy of Autonomia in Bologna.'
      SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (NL). 19-21 May 2011.
    • Conflicts of Memory. Mediating and Commemorating the 2005 London Bombings Symposium
      Title paper: 'Negotiating memories of conflict: the Italian student protests of 1977 in the media (1977-2007).'
      University of Nottingham. 4-5 December 2010.
    • Transcultural Memories Seminar: 'Francesco è vivo e lotta insieme a noi! Negotiating a Public Memory of the 1977 Student Protests in Bologna' [invited talk]
      University of Utrecht (NL). 29 October 2010.
    • Local Memories in a Nationalizing and Globalized World
      Title paper: 'Models of Resistance. The Local Memory of Protest Movements in Bologna.'
      University of Antwerp (Belgium). 15-17 October 2009.
      • 11th Berlin Roundtables. Memory Politics: Education, Memorials and Mass Media.
        Title paper: 'Teaching terrorism in Italy: towards a politics of nonreconciliation.'
        Irmgard Coninx Stiftung, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (Germany). 21-26 October 2009.
      • Linksalternatives Milieu und dessen (Selbst)Inszenierung. Neue Perspektiven auf die "neuen sozialen Bewegungen" der 1970er Jahre in der Bundesrepublik und Westeuropa
        Title paper: 'Fragmentend Identities: Transformations in the Italian Alternative Left-wing Milieu and its Self-stylisation 1968-1977.'
        Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg (Germany), 16-18 September 2009.
      • Postgraduate Forum Birmingham-Warwick
        Title paper: 'Urban Traces of Conflict: Bologna and the Memory of March 1977.'
        University of Birmingham. 18 May 2009.
      • Interdisciplinary Workshop The Challenges of Social and Historical Research 
        Title paper: 'Speaking out visually: Graffiti as a form of protest in the creation of a new subjectivity for Italian youth cultures. 1968-1977.'
        University of Warwick. 11-14 May 2009.
      • Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Biennial Conference
        Title paper: 'Hasta la victoria siempre: Icons of Latin-American revolutionary movements and their everlasting impact on Italian protest movements.'
        Royal Holloway University of London. 16-19 April 2009.
      • Denuncia: Speaking up in modern Italy
        Title paper: 'Crash vs. Cofferati: the Transference of a Model of Resistance.'
        New York University & Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York City (USA). 27-28 March 2009.
      • Seminario Tondelli 2008
        Title paper: 'Musica e musicalità. Un paragone tra Pier Vittorio Tondelli ed Enrico Brizzi.'
        Centro di Documentazione Pier Vittorio Tondelli, Correggio (Italy). 19-20 December 2008.
      • IGRS Grad Forum
        Title paper: 'E se il '68 fosse (anche) di destra? Media and Identity Formation: Reading the Protest Movement of 1968 from the Right.'
        School of Advanced Study, University of London. 2 December 2008.
      • Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) Annual Conference - The Media in Italy: Historical Perspectives and Future Challenges
        Title paper: 'E se il '68 fosse (anche) di destra? Media and Identity Formation: Reading the Protest Movement of 1968 from the Right.'
        Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh. 21-22 November 2008.
      • Arts Faculty Postgraduate Seminar Series
        Title paper: 'E se il '68 fosse (anche) di destra? Media and Identity Formation: Reading the Protest Movement of 1968 from the Right.'
        University of Warwick. 12 November 2008.
      • Visible Memories Conference
        Title paper: 'Visible and Visual Memory: the Student Movement of 1977 returns to haunt Bologna'.
        Syracuse University (USA). 2-4 October 2008.
      • Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Postgraduate Colloquium
        Title paper: 'Visible and Visual Memory: the Student Movement of 1977 returns to haunt Bologna.'
        University of Reading. 6 June 2008.
      • Postgraduate Forum Warwick - Birmingham
        Title paper: 'Visible and Visual Memory: the 1977 Student Movement returns to haunt Bologna.' University of Warwick. 22 May 2008.

      Attended as listener (up to 2013)

        • Voices and the Archive
          October Gallery, London. 20 November 2013.
          • In conversation with the Women's Liberation Movement
            British Library. 12 October 2013.
            • Il “caso Grillo”: un oggetto semiotico
              Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna (Italy). 16 May 2013.
              • Storie di terremoti
                Biblioteca Arturo Loria, Carpi (Italy). 10 April 2013.
                • Postfemminismo?
                  Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna (Italy). 7 June 2012.
                  • La memoria nella rete
                    Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna (Italy). 17 May 2012.
                    • Archivi, memoria, storia
                      Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna (Italy). 29 March 2012.
                      • Media, Memory and the Connective Turn
                        Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna (Italy). 27 October 2011.
                        • IGRS Research Training Workshop
                          School of Advanced Study, University of London. 19 March 2011.
                        • Archives and the Politics of History and Memory
                          University of Brighton. 29 January 2011.
                        • Historical Methodologies in the Humanities and Social Sciences
                          University of Warwick. 15 May 2009.
                        • Spatial History Writing
                          CEELBAS, UCL London. 14 November 2008.
                        • Il Sessantotto, e poi?
                          University of Bologna (Italy). 10 October 2008.
                        • New Directions in Popular Culture: Locating Popular Cultures
                          University of Leeds. 10 September 2008.
                        • New Authors/Auteurs: Into the New Millenium
                          University of Salford. 27-28 June 2008.
                        • Reproductions: Social Class in Theory and Practice
                          University of Warwick. 21 June 2008.
                        • Nostalgia and the shapes of History
                          Queen Mary University of London. 13-14 June 2008.
                        • Italian Contemporary Cinema
                          University of Manchester. 12 June 2008.
                        • Studiedag Aldo Moro.
                          Werkgroep Italië Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam (NL). 9 May 2008.
                        • Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Interim Conference: Transmissions and Transformations of Italian Culture
                          School of Advanced Study, London. 25-26 April 2008.
                        • 18 April 1948. Italy between continuity and rupture
                          University of Reading. 18 April 2008.
                        • Memories of 1968
                          University of Leeds. 17 April 2008.
                        • A special vision of Italy: Patrick McCarthy 1941-2007 
                          Johns Hopkins Institute, Bologna (Italy). 7-8 March 2008.
                        • Cultural Memory and Visual Culture
                          IGRS, School of Advanced Study, London. 23 February 2008.
                        • Italian Film Studies Day
                          Queen Mary University of London. 25 January 2008.
                        • Memory and the City
                          University of Warwick. 23 January 2008.
                        • Constructions of Conflict
                          University of Swansea. 10-12 September 2007.
                        • Seminario Tondelli 2004
                          Centro di Documentazione Pier Vittorio Tondelli, Correggio (Italy). December 2004.

                        Volunteer in organisation of events

                        • AHRC project concluding symposium ‘Conflicts of Memory: Mediating and Commemorating the 2005 London Bombings’
                          Organized by Prof. Andrew Hoskins. University of Nottingham. 4-5 December 2010.
                        • Enlightening Encounters. Italian Literature and Photography Through Time
                          Organized by Dr. Jennifer Burns and Dr. Giorgia Alù. University of Warwick. 13-14 March 2009.
                        • Contemporary Jewish Writers in Italy
                          Organized by Dr. Monica Jansen and Dr. Raniero Speelman. University of Utrecht & Istituto Culturale Italiano, Amsterdam (NL). 5-7 October 2006.

                        Book launches

                        13.01.2016
                        Presentation of Negotiating Memories of Protest in Western Europe. The Case of Italy at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

                        14.10.2014
                        Presentation of Negotiating Memories of Protest in Western Europe. The Case of Italy in the Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements seminar series, University of Glasgow.

                        19.06.2014
                        Presentation of Negotiating Memories of Protest in Western Europe. The Case of Italy at the University of Utrecht (NL).

                        28.05.2014
                        Presentation of Negotiating Memories of Protest in Western Europe. The Case of Italy at the University of Glasgow.

                        03.04.2014
                        Presentation of Negotiating Memories of Protest in Western Europe. The Case of Italy at the University of Winchester.

                        07.03.2014
                        Presentation of Negotiating Memories of Protest in Western Europe. The Case of Italy at the Istituto Storico Parri in Bologna (with Mirco Dondi and Simona Salustri).