7th Persistenze o Rimozioni Conference: Call for papers

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali – Università degli Studi di Siena.

Deadline for abstracts: 19th February 2017

Designed to be a showcase for young scholars’ work, “Persistenze o Rimozioni” launches its annual call for papers with the aim of helping young researchers present themselves and their research.

Attending the conference they will have the chance to meet researchers from other countries and discuss their work with senior scholars. As part of a long-term research project on the contemporary age, the conference wants to analyse the use of the past in building collective identities, with an interdisciplinary approach.

After a long international debate, scholars , agreed that national collective identities are not an innate feeling, but the result of vast and complex cultural processes. They are an artificial construction determined by an unceasing flow of myth-making, creating symbols, inventing traditions and common imaginings and collective memories. Therefore, the concept of collective identity is largely the result of specific policies and their public use of history.

Further informations here