10th/11th/12th May 2021
The Student Conference will be held online
Open to graduate and PhD students
The Call for papers is aimed at students, from Master Degree to doctoral levels.
15/04/2021: deadline for admitted participants
Abstract proposal
Maximum 500 words.
Papers evaluation
Contributions have to be send by email and will be evaluated anonymously (peer review procedure) by the direction committee

The programme of the Student Conference (10th/11th/12th May) is now online. The Student Conference will be divided into 6 panels, for a total of 28 participants:

10th May
Panel 1: Struggling for Identity and Recognition (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Panel 2: War and International Conflicts (4.15 p.m. – 5-45 p.m.)

11th May
Panel 3: Recognition through Symbols (2 p.m.- 4 p.m.)
Panel 4: Space and Recognition in Polycentric Systems (4.15 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

12th May
Panel 5: Thinking History: Narratives and Historiographies (1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.)
Panel 6: Informal Ways of Recognition through History (3.45 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.)

On 1oth May, at 6 p.m., Prof. Pieter Judson (European University Institute, Florence) will hold a keynote lecture entitled: “Between Clash and Recognition there is Situation and Indifference: Rethinking Historical Subjects in Europe’s Long Nineteenth Century”

On 12th May, at 6 p.m., Prof. John Foot (University of Bristol, UK), will hold a keynote lecture entitled: “Violence, Justice and Truth. The ‘Show Trials’ of the 1920’s and the Fascist Version of History”

Please take note that the Student Conference will be entirely online.

For more details, we invite you to download the programme and to write to our email address (studentconference@unipv.it).

We invite all those who wish to participate in the student conference as listener to contact us via email.

We will forward you the access keys in time for the online sessions.

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Practical information

The Call for Papers is aimed at students (in possession of the Bachelor’s degree) and PhD students (until the XXXII cycle included).
Candidates must submit by the deadline of  December 18, 2020:

• Contribution proposal: maximum length 500 words.

• Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum.

Materials must be received at: studentconference@unipv.it

Contributions will be evaluated anonymously; i/i selected will be contacted by e-mail and must then send by 15 January 2020 the paper on which they will base their intervention (minimum 20,000 – maximum 40,000 bars).

The Student Conference will be held in Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Pavia.

Travel and accommodation costs will be borne by the participants; The organising committee will make accommodation solutions available to eligible participants at boarding schools or facilities.

The project

The idea of organizing a student conference was born in the spring of 2019 in the corridors of the University of Pavia.

A heterogeneous group of PhD students began to wonder: what does it mean to us to deal with historiographical issues? What do our researches have in common? What do we talk about when we talk about history?

It was from these questions that emerged the need to develop a horizontal space in which to compare various historiographical approaches and develop new interpretations of historical matters.

The second edition deals with the topic of the conflicts for recogniction. The conference is under development and it is scheduled for May 2021.

Memoirs from the first Student Conference
The PhD students of the University of Pavia
Research doctorate in contemporary history
Second year PhD student in contemporary history
First year PhD student in contemporary history
First year PhD student in ancient history
Second year PhD student in history of international relations
Third year PhD student in African history
First year PhD student in modern history
First year PhD student in African history
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This project is aimed at foster dialogue between graduate and PhD students from different backgrounds.

Participation is open to all young national and international researchers.

Adress: Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Corso Strada Nuova, 65, 27100, PAVIA

Email: studentconference@unipv.it

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