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Identità multiple

Problems, methodologies and historical sources from the Antiquity to the present day

Problèmes, méthodologies et sources de l’Antiquité à nos jours

Problemi, metodologie e fonti dall’antichità ad oggi

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Published on Tuesday, September 01, 2020


The PhD students in History at the University of Pisa (Italy) are pleased to announce a call for papers for a three-days online seminar (December 10-11-12, 2020) concerning the multifaceted concept of identity and its many dimensions. The seminar aims to grasp the complexity and intersection of different affiliations and identity constructions throughout history. In this sense, we will share new methodological and epistemological approaches, with a diachronic, global and interdisciplinary perspective.



The different panels will address the following main questions: which are the multiple features of the social identity of a human being? What is the link between identity and territory in the Ancient world? In what dynamics is the identity of the individual involved and which of them could be considered among the causes of social inequality? How does religion affect the definition of community membership in the Middle Ages? How did the different experiences of mobility affect the definition of national membership between the 18th and 20th centuries? How gender, race and social class have contributed to defining a ‘natural’ subalternity/diversity of the Other?

How to participate and calendar

We encourage proposals from PhD students and researchers addressing these issues in their research projects - regardless of their disciplinary area of origin, as well as of the historical period, and the geographical and cultural area they are interested in.

The candidates must submit their proposals in Italian, English or French for one of the four following panels:

  • Egyptology;
  • Near Eastern Studies;
  • Medieval Studies;
  • Early Modern and Contemporary History.

The three-days online seminar will end with a roundtable discussion.

All proposals must be sent via the online form to the following email address: multipleidentity2020.unipi@gmail.com. Proposals should consist of a short description of 300 characters maximum. The proposal may also include the names and a short biography of the discussant (including First name, Last name and Institution).

Submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2020.

The decisions of the Scientific Committee will be communicated on 15th October.

We will be pursuing options for a publication of proceedings from this seminar. Therefore, a written version of the intervention may be asked. The arrangements for the publication will be communicated to the participants in the months following the seminar.

Scientific Committee

Egyptology, Near East and Southern Arabia

Supervisor: Prof. Marilina Betrò

Supervisor: Prof. Marilina Betrò

Supervisor: Prof. Jesper Eidem

Supervisor: Prof. Marilina Betrò

Middle Ages History

Supervisor: Prof. Mauro Ronzani

Transnational mobilities and identity building between XVI and XX centuries: an intersectional approach

Supervisor: Prof. Alberto Mario Banti

Supervisor: Prof. Vinzia Fiorino

Supervisor: Prof. Vinzio Fiorino


  • Online seminar (due to Covid-19 emergency)
    Pisa, Italian Republic


  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020


  • Michele Magri
    courriel : je [dot] materialite [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Michele Magri
    courriel : je [dot] materialite [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Multiple Identities », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, September 01, 2020, https://doi.org/10.58079/1579

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