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By Flavia Gasbarri | agosto 5, 2014

Call for papers  for the international conference France-Italy 1956-1967
27-28 November 2014, University of Grenoble 3, France

Fields concerned: Italian Studies, Diplomatic and Cultural History of Contemporary Italy and France

This international conference will focus on French-Italian diplomatic, cultural and economic relations from 1956 up to 1967. 1956, the year of such events as the Hungarian uprising, the Suez affair and the Khrushchev report on Stalinist crimes, was a turning point in international relations. In Italy and in France, the repercussions of these events were felt at multiple levels. These countries, which were both experiencing strong economic growth, became rivals in the Middle East and in North Africa, where Enrico Mattei’s neo-atlantism went against French interests in oil production. The process of destalinisation caused tensions in the French and Italian Communist parties, causing several artists and intellectuals to withdraw their support of them. The extreme-right movements in both countries moved closer together. Moreover, as de Gaulle’s return to power caused much concern in Italy, the French presidential system was perceived as a « new form of fascism », but also led to a reflection on the Italian partitocrazia. The period immediately preceding May 68 and the Italian autunno caldo of 1969 was also a cultural golden age in Italy and France, as the international appreciation of literature and cinema from this period attests.

Proposals may deal with the following themes (the list is not intended to be exhaustive):
1 -Bilateral relations between France and Italy  The first part of the conference will be concerned with diplomatic and political relations between the two countries, at the level of governments and political parties. The years 1956-58 represent a turning point, sharpening conflicts over decolonisation, the signing of the Treaty of Rome and the return to power of General de Gaulle. Linking back to a conference dedicated to De Gaulle and Italy which had been organized by the École française de Rome in 1990, we will also examine how the Italian perception of the 5th French Republic was influenced by the experience of fascism, while the Italian institutional system was seen in France as an « obsolete 4th Republic ».
2 -Economic exchanges and rivalries Between 1956 and 1967, Italy and France experienced years of exceptional economic growth, often referred to as the « Economic miracle » and the « Trente glorieuses ». This period also saw the beginning and subsequent growth of new social movements. Proposals for this section must focus on the intensification of economic and commercial exchanges within the Common Market, but also on rivalry in areas such as the Middle East and North Africa, where the Italian national company, ENI, was in competition with French oil companies in the Maghreb.
3 -Cultural and intellectual relations The section of the conference will examine the exchanges between artists, writers and intellectuals of the two countries, with special emphasis on the role of go-betweens (translators, journalists and other mediators). We will also focus on the reception and the reciprocal influence of works of art and cinema.
4 –Political and cultural cross-views This section will look at Italian views on the Algerian War, Gaullism and the foundation of the 5th Republic. Another concern will be to explore the different reactions on the Khrushchev report in France and Italy, especially by the communist and non-communist left-wing parties. On the social level, we will concentrate on the workers’ and students’ movements that would eventually lead to the demonstrations of May 68 in France and of the autunno caldo in Italy. We will examine and compare  reactions in both countries.

The deadline for submission is 15 September 2014. Submissions for this conference should include a 500-word abstract and a short CV (maximum one page) and be sent to the members of the organising committee by e-mail (see addresses below) as attachments. The committee will notify interested participants of theirs decision by 15 October 2014. There are no registration fees, and accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge by the University of Grenoble 3. Speakers will, however, be responsible for covering their travel expenses.

Organising Committee: Leonardo Casalino: lcasalino@hotmail.com  Alessandro Giacone: giaconea@gmail.com   Marco Maffioletti: maffioletti.marco@gmail.com

Advisory Committee:   Frédéric Attal (ENS de Cachan)  Antonio Bechelloni (Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille3)  Luciano Cheles (Université de Poitiers)  Olivier Forlin (UMPF-Grenoble2)  Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci (Université Paris8)  Giangiacomo Migone (Università di Torino)  Enzo Neppi (Université Stendhal-Grenoble3)  Ugo Perolino (Università di Chieti-Pescara)  Maurizio Ridolfi (Università della Tuscia)  Paolo Soddu (Università di Torino)  Eric Vial (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | 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.

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Topics: South & Eastern Asia | Commenti disabilitati

Italy’s CFP: Nuclear Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective

By admin | aprile 11, 2014

Italy’s Nuclear Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective
University of Trieste, November 13-15, 2014

This conference aims at analyzing the history of Italy’s nuclear energy policies during the Cold War, by placing the Italian case in a comparative perspective and highlighting the importance of the international context in shaping the country’s specific experience. It builds upon a previous conference, organized by Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A and the University of Trieste in 2012 (Nuclear Energy in Italy after the Second World War: Research, Culture, Politics – http://www.elettra.trieste.it/Ippolito/). This conference proposes to examine the ways in which international politics and economics, technological and scientific exchanges, as well as social and cultural movements, influenced Italian nuclear energy policies, both civilian and military. Furthermore, it seeks to understand how the Italian case compares to other national histories, in Western and Eastern Europe, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Africa.


Topics: 01 Call for Papers, Atomic Energy Issues | Commenti disabilitati

European Summer School – Cold War History – CFP

By admin | gennaio 23, 2014

04-06 September, 2014 – Università di Trento

Università di Trento, LSE IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme, European University Institute, Università Roma Tre, Universität Wien, and Università di Bologna, are jointly convening the Fifth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 04-06 September 2014.
The Summer School is a unique conference specifically for PhD students and early career researchers. It consist of workshops and panel sessions focused on submitted research papers, debates on historiography, broad interpretative issues and new research directions. The school offers an informal atmosphere in which new ideas and research directions can be shared and debated, be it in panel sessions, or over morning coffee or dinner.

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Topics: 01 Call for Papers, 05 Master and Schools, Europe, NATO & Transatlantic Studies | Commenti disabilitati

Nuclear History Boot Camp – Spring 2014

By admin | novembre 19, 2013

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fourth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). NPIHP’s Nuclear Boot Camp is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global
nuclear landscape.
NPIHP’s summer 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former ACE HIGH NATO communications relay site in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days beginning in mid May 2014.
The summer 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp is open to: students enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields; applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.

The call for application will be open until December 31st, 2013. For more information go to:
or write to: nuclearbootcamp@uniroma3.it


Topics: 05 Master and Schools, Atomic Energy Issues | Commenti disabilitati

borsa di studio dal titolo Interaction between Energy and Climate Market-based Instruments: an Italian Case Study

By admin | settembre 16, 2013

Si segnala il bando relativo alla borsa di studio dal titolo Interaction between Energy and Climate Market-based Instruments: an Italian Case Study

Di seguito il link del bando: http://www.fondazionetorvergataeconomia.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Bando-2013-MEF-energy-and-climate-market-based-instruments-1.pdf

Per ogni ulteriore informazione contattare l’indirizzo segreteria.fondazione@economia.uniroma2.it

Topics: 03 Fellowships and Grants, Italian Foreign Policy | Commenti disabilitati

SIPRI is recruiting a new director for arms control…

By admin | settembre 3, 2013

Programme Director ‘Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation’

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is
recruiting a Programme Director to lead its Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation Programme.

Established in 1966, SIPRI is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top think tanks. The institute is dedicated to independent research into peace, conflict and security and is known worldwide for its flagship publication, the SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI is based in Stockholm with offices in Beijing and Washington, DC, and well-established, on-the-ground partnerships and operational networks across the globe. The staff of SIPRI is international and the working language is English. In recent years SIPRI has expanded its staff and budget while building a dynamic research and outreach agenda that reflects the fast-changing international security order.


Topics: 04 Job Vancancies, Atomic Energy Issues, Peace and Human Rights | Commenti disabilitati

ASMI Postgraduate Representative

By admin | agosto 23, 2013

ASMI is keen to develop initiatives aimed at postgraduates in all fields of Italian studies. The Postgraduate Representative will be in charge of formulating and promoting such initiatives. These might include, for example, developing and maintaining web materials and running (or encouraging and assisting other postgraduate students to run) the summer school, workshops and/or study days. S/he would also represent postgraduate issues and interest at Executive Committee meetings (three times yearly). The post is open to current postgraduate students at UK universities, in their first or second year of research (the post lapses at the completion of postgraduate study).


Topics: 04 Job Vancancies, Italian Foreign Policy | Commenti disabilitati

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