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Identities in Motion 2

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Legacies and Representations of Mobility in Contemporary Italy

University of Warwick - 22 February 2017, h. 16.00

The Oculus - OC 0.01

Confirmed speakers: Marco Delogu, Shirin Ramzanali Fazel, Dr Simone Varriale

16.00 - Registration and Welcome

16.15 - How ‘liquid’ are 'new' Italian migrations? Class, race, and gender in the narratives of Italians
living in the West Midlands and London
Simone Varriale (Warwick) in conversation with Georgia Wall (Warwick - TML)

17.15 - Portraying Italian mobility. Internal and Foreign migrations
Marco Delogu (photographer - director in the Italian Cultural Institute in London) in conversation with Gianmarco Mancosu (Warwick)

18.15 - Far from Mogadishu
Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (writer) in conversation with Gioia Panzarella (Warwick)

19.15 - Final roundtable - Italian Mobility in the UK

19.45 - Wine Reception

Organizers: Gianmarco Mancosu and Gioia Panzarella

'Identities in motion' engages with recent trends in Italian culture, aiming to be a forum in which to discuss different methodologies and representational practices. In the context of discussing mobility, Italy offers an interesting case study due to the singularity of the colonial past, the complexity of the process of decolonization, the history of migration from and, in the more recent past, to Italy. All these historical and social phenomena will be seen in a multi-disciplinary perspective that encourages a complex awareness of the different meanings of Italian identities and belongings.





Kindly sponsored by the Italian Research Seminars series and the HRC - Humanities Research Centre

The event is free, but spaces are limited, to register please email

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