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Isodarco 28th Winter Course

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 14, 2014

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

Guido Carli fra politica e economia

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 13, 2014

Topics: 02 Conferences and Seminars | Commenti disabilitati

Workers of all lands unite? Working-class nationalism and internationalism until 1945 CALL FOR PAPERS

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 8, 2014

Workers of all lands unite?
Working-class nationalism and internationalism until 1945

7th March 2015, University of Nottingham

September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of the International Workingmen’s Association, or First International. Between 1864 and today, the cause, practice, and history of working-class internationalism has undergone many changes, and has appeared in a dizzying variety of forms all over the globe. Yet working-class internationalism has always been defined in terms of what at first appears to be its opposite, working-class nationalism. While some historians have regarded these concepts, and the ways in which they were practically embodied, as opposites and as mutually conflicting, others have found a more complex relationship between the two, and have instead considered class contrasts, gender relations, and racial conflicts. Similarly, workers and their organizations have often struggled to reconcile internationalism as a political commitment with notions of national belonging. This polar duality had been further complicated by perceptions of racial, ethnic, and gender identities.
This conference aims to explore the relationships between working-class nationalism and internationalism prior to 1945. We invite papers on any aspect of this relationship or of these concepts from postgraduates, early career scholars, and those outside of full-time academia that have an interest in Labour/Trade Union History, Economic History, Politics, Political Theory, Race and Ethnicity Studies, and/or Gender Studies. We look forward to papers that discuss European and American contexts, but we also warmly encourage papers that predate the creation of the First International, or go beyond European and American topics discussing Asian, African, and Oceanic situations.
Topics can include but do not need to be limited to:

- Cross-border trade union and socialist organizations;
- Local experiences of internationalist organizations;
- Workers’ attitudes to the First and/or Second World Wars;
- Colonialism and racism;
- Internationalist, nationalist and ethnic tensions within organizations;
- Independence struggles and socialism;
- International solidarity;
- Immigration policies in workers’ organizations, racial and ethnic prejudices amongst workers.

Keynote speaker: TBA.
Postgraduates, early career historians and those outside of full-time academia are invited to submit proposals for papers (of about 20-30 minute’s length) by the 7th January 2015. Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 300 words to workersuniteconf2015@gmail.com. Abstracts should include your name, institution and/or organization, email address, and the title of your proposed paper.
For more information on the conference follow us on Twitter (@wuniteconf2015) or consult our website: http://workersuniteconference2015.wordpress.com.
The conference is hosted by the Department of History and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, and supported by the Economic History Society

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

Call for Papers – The Nuclear Studies Research Initiative

By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 27, 2014

Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia
April 30th to May 2nd

The Nuclear Studies Research Initiative (NSRI) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second workshop, to be held at the Arlie retreat center in Northern Virginia, April 30th to May 2rd 2015. We seek proposals on any aspect of nuclear studies, regardless of discipline, though we are especially interested in projects that address important theoretical, empirical, and policy dimensions of nuclear weapons, strategy, and proliferation. Subjects of particular interest include:

• regional powers and nuclear interests
• proliferation and counter-proliferation
• regimes, institutions, and treaties
• nuclear strategy and force structure: past, present, future
• the politics of nuclear technology
• alliances, security guarantees, and extended deterrence
• new nuclear history

In the spirit of workshop style discussion, all participants will be expected to read the submitted papers in advance. We especially encourage submissions from advanced graduate students and junior faculty. Travel to and accommodation at Airlie will be provided to those selected.

Please send an abstract and a CV to nsri@MIT.edu by December 1, 2014. Decisions will be announced in January 2015. For more information about the project, please visit our web site at www.mit.edu/ssp/nsri.

About NSRI: The Nuclear Studies Research Initiative (NSRI) was established to support and expand what we believe is a renaissance in nuclear studies by creating a platform for intellectual exchange, cross-fertilization, and mentorship. The initiative actively promotes work that transcends both national and disciplinary boundaries and seeks to contribute to policy. Created in 2013 by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, the NSRI is now hosted by MIT’s Security Studies Program and generously supported by both the Carnegie Corporation Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. The NSRI is directed by Francis J. Gavin, Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT.

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

NATO Advanced Training Course – “Non proliferation from an International Perspective

By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 25, 2014

NATO Advanced Training Course
Non proliferation from an International Perspective
December 15-19, 2014. University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco.

Aim of the course is to provide the students with advanced political and legal concepts of nuclear security, as well as elements to apply such concepts in practical situations. The students will examine the main political and international topics related to the evolution of international institutions managing nuclear threat, or the regional agencies. Special attention will be given to the theoretical and political bases of nuclear security as an answer to the nuclear threat. The expected outcome of the course is to strengthen the expertise of political and legal aspects of nuclear security for everybody is supposed to deal with public opinion or decision makers. The course is taught in English and French: simultaneous translation will be provided by local staff.

Co-directors: Matteo Gerlini (Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies), Abdelouahed Chetaine (University Mohamed V, Morocco).
Mentors: Carlo Patti (University of Goiania, Brazil), Tehodore Matikas (University of Ioannina, Greece), Marco Roscini (University of Westminster), Tariq Majeed (PIEAS, Pakistan), Claudio Tuniz (Abdus Salam ICTP), Nico Frandi (European External Action Service WMD Non Proliferation).

Enrolment process will start in August 1, 2014 (1.00 AM GMT+1).
Applicants will be required to provide: an updated Curriculum Vitae and a short Covering Letter.
These files must be attached in a single e-mail addressed to: info@cima.unifi.it within the deadline of September 30, 2014 (11.59 PM GMT+1). Please specify, in the field “Object” the definition APPLICATION TO “NON PROLIFERATION FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE”.
The Organizing Committee will be in charge of evaluating only the materials submitted within the deadline. Only the selected applicants will receive a formal invitation letter by this Secretary. Please have in mind that in case of a large number of submissions, this Organizing Committee will favor and support the participation of professionals and non-academic applicants mainly from Northern African countries.

For the program click here: ATC Syllabus [EN].

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

NASP/GSSPS Ph.D. positions with scholarships

By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 9, 2014

The Calls for 34 NASP/GSSPS Ph.D. positions with scholarships

Deadline for submitting your application is September 30th 2014

Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies – ESLS Ph.D. – 13 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Political Studies – POLS Ph.D. – 14 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research – SOMET Ph.D. – 7 Scholarships

NASP involves a network of universities in Northern Italy: Brescia, Università Cattolica, Genova, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale and Torino. NASP is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS).
Ph.D. students will be admitted ONLY WITH SCHOLARSHIPS. Admission to Ph.D. Programmes is based on qualifications and interviews. The Ph.D. Programmes, fully taught in English, promote international exchanges with top European research institutions and offer quality teaching at international level. The beginning of teaching activities is scheduled in November 2014.
Since the University of Milan is a Public University, applications must be submitted as the Official Call for Application prescribes, otherwise applications will not be considered valid.

The Calls for Application are available in Italian and English. To see how to apply, the list of required documents, how to submit your application and for information on the selection procedures please check the following link:

GSSPS website main page:

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

Call for Papers: 2015 Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

By Flavia Gasbarri | agosto 29, 2014

Call for Papers:
2015 Conference of the
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for its 2015 Annual Conference, to be held June 25-27 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. Proposals must be submitted via the on-line interface by December 1, 2014.
SHAFR is dedicated to the study of the history of the United States in the world, broadly conceived. This includes not only diplomacy, statecraft, and strategy but also other approaches to Americans’ relations with the wider world, including (but not limited to) global governance, transnational movements, religion, human rights, race, gender, trade and economics, immigration, borderlands, the environment, and empire. SHAFR welcomes those who study any time period from the colonial era to the present.

2015 Program

The 2015 meeting will include two plenaries.
Thursday’s plenary, entitled “Immigration and Foreign Relations: 50 Years since the Hart-Cellar Act”, will feature Maria Cristina Garcia (Cornell University), Alan Kraut (American University), and Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto).
Friday’s plenary, entitled “New Frontiers: Environmental History and Foreign Relations”, will feature W. Jeffrey Bolster (University of New Hampshire), Kate Brown (UMBC), and John McNeill (Georgetown).
The keynote address at the Saturday luncheon will be delivered by Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley and author of the award-winning and widely acclaimed War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War, who will speak about the history of the international arms trade.
The 2015 program will also host SHAFR’s third annual Job Search Workshop to help prepare our graduate student members for the job market. Students will have the opportunity to receive individualized feedback on their cover letters and CV’s from experienced faculty members. Those submitting proposals for the conference may indicate their interest in the job search workshop by checking a box on the online submission form. However, you do not have to be a panelist to participate. The Job Workshop is open to all current graduate students and newly minted Ph.D.’s. Priority will be given to first-time participants.


SHAFR is committed to holding as inclusive and diverse a conference as possible, and we encourage proposals from women, minorities, and historians residing outside of the United States, as well as scholars working in other disciplines (such as political science, anthropology, or American studies).
Graduate students, international scholars, and participants who expand the diversity of SHAFR are eligible to apply for fellowships to subsidize the cost of attending the conference. Please see below and visit the Conference Online Application Gateway for the online application form. The deadline to apply for these fellowships is December 1, 2014.
The Program Committee especially welcomes panels that transcend conventional chronologies, challenge received categories, or otherwise offer innovative approaches and fresh thinking.
Panel sessions for the 2015 meeting will run one hour and forty-five minutes, rather than two hours as in the past. Therefore we encourage concise, dynamic presentations over longer papers, read word-for-word, or text-heavy PowerPoint displays. A complete panel usually involves three papers plus chair and commentator (with the possibility of one person fulfilling the latter two roles) or a roundtable discussion with a chair and three or four participants. The Committee is open to alternative formats, which should be described briefly in the proposal.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as part of a panel rather than submit individual paper proposals. Since complete panels with coherent themes will be favored over single papers, those seeking to create or fill out a panel should consult the “panelists seeking panelists” forum or Tweet #SHAFR2015.


All proposals and funding applications should be submitted via the Conference Online Application Gateway. Applicants requiring alternative means to submit the proposal should contact the program co-chairs via email at program-chair@shafr.org.
Proposals should list the papers in the order in which participants will present, as they will be printed in that order in the conference program and presented in that order during their session.
Each participant may serve only once in each capacity. For example, you may serve only once as a chair, once as a commentator, and once as a panelist.
AV requests, along with a brief explanation of how the equipment will be used, must be made at the time of application.
While membership in SHAFR is not required to submit panel or paper proposals, an annual membership for 2015 will be required for those who participate in the 2015 meeting. Enrollment instructions will be included with notification of accepted proposals.
SHAFR and the media occasionally record conference sessions for use in broadcast and electronic media. Presenters who do not wish for their session to be recorded may opt out when submitting a proposal to the Program Committee. An audience member who wishes to audiotape or videotape must obtain written permission of panelists. SHAFR is not responsible for unauthorized recording. SHAFR reserves the right to revoke the registration of anyone who records sessions without appropriate permissions.
For more details about the conference hotel, the “panelists seeking panelists” forum, travel funding opportunities, and the Job Workshop, please visit the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you next June in Arlington!

SHAFR 2015 Program Committee
Brooke L. Blower (Boston University) and Jason Colby (University of Victoria), co-chairs

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

Call for Papers – Global Nuclear Order Working Group

By Flavia Gasbarri | luglio 10, 2014

Proposals are invited for the Second Annual Conference of the BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group:
Global Challenges in a Nuclear Armed World
To be held on 2nd September 2014 at the University of Bristol, UK

Proposals are invited for the Second Annual Conference of the BISAGlobal Nuclear Order Working Group:Global Challenges in a Nuclear Armed WorldTo be held on September 2, 2014 at the University of Bristol, UK

We welcome paper proposals on all topics relating to global nuclear order, but particularly from those seeking to place nuclear weapons within the broader context of international politics, and from those working in other disciples (such as History, Area Studies, International Relations, International Political Economy and Comparative Politics) where the presence and importance of nuclear weapons has been underexplored. In doing this, we hope to facilitate a fruitful interdisciplinary space for work willing to move beyond the traditional canon of nuclear analysis, and to place nuclear weapons issues within wider international security debates, practice and scholarship. Submissions from post-graduate students, nonacademics and those working in other disciplines are therefore particularly welcome.

Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words by 1st August 2014 to Dr Benoit Pelopidas

If you do not have institutional funding but would like to participate, a small number of bursaries will be available to cover transportation costs. You should indicate this when you submit your abstract.

For more information on the working group please visit the website:

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

“NUCLEAR HISTORY BOOT CAMP” 2014 (Allumiere, 13 – 23 Maggio 2014)

By Flavia Gasbarri | maggio 10, 2014

Dal 13 al 23 Maggio 2014 presso il Centro Studi di Allumiere dell’Università Roma Tre si terrà la Quarta Edizione delNuclear History  Boot Camp, la Summer School sulla storia  internazionale  del  nucleare  organizzata  dal  NPIHPNuclear  Proliferation International  History  Project e  finanziata  dalla  Carnegie  Corporation di  New  York.  Il progetto  è  diretto  dal  Prof. Leopoldo  Nuti (Università  Roma  Tre)  e  dal  Prof.  Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C.) e consiste in un corso intensivo di alta formazione sui temi della proliferazione nucleare, del controllo degli armamenti e delle strategie, nel contesto temporale che va dall’inizio dell’era nucleare nel 1945 ad oggi.

Il corso intende contribuire a formare una nuova generazione di studiosi di storia delle armi nucleari e favorire la costituzione di un network internazionale di studenti e docenti in tale campo della ricerca storica. L’edizione di quest’anno vedrà la partecipazione di docenti dell’Università Roma Tre quali il prof. Leopoldo Nuti e il prof. Renato Moro, esperti  e accademici di fama internazionale come il prof. Francis Gavin (Università del Texas,  Austin),  il  prof.  David  Holloway (Stanford  University)  e  il  prof.  Martin  Sherwin (George Mason University), oltre che quella di personalità di spicco nell’ambito dello studio dei problemi connessi agli armamenti nucleari. Tra questi si segnala la presenza del prof. Franceso Calogero (prof. di fisica alla “Sapienza” di Roma, che fu Segretario Generale del Movimento Pugwash quando questo fu insignito del Premio Nobel per la Pace nel 1995).

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati


By admin | maggio 1, 2014

Cari soci, membri del comitato scientifico e amici di Asia Maior,

Michelguglielmo Torri ed io, a nome dell’associazione Asia Maior, con grande felicita’ vi comunichiamo che il volume di Asia Maior 2013 (Il drago cinese e l’aquila americana nello scacchiere asiatico) e’ online.

Nicola Mocci

Michelguglielmo Torri, Nicola Mocci (a cura di), Il drago cinese e l’aquila americana sullo scacchiere asiatico, Emil di Odoya, Bologna 2013.

[click sulla copertina per scaricare l'intero volume (2,1MB) o sui singoli saggi]

Topics: South & Eastern Asia | Commenti disabilitati

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