AEMI Conference Turin: Europe and Migrations in the 3rd Millenium

Turin, September 23-26 2015

Since AEMI members come from various fields and are interested in different aspects of migration, the conference covers a wide range of both historical questions and contemporary issues, including: Identity (Glocal identities: diasporas and the home country; Intra European migrations and the European Identity); Intra European migrations or mobilities in times of crisis; Migrants’ bread (in many cultures bread, and food, best symbolizes migrants cultural heritage); Migration policies; migration studies; centers’ best practices.

Centro Altreitalie,

23rd - 26th September 2015

Via Principe Amedeo, 34

Turin Italy


Wednesday (September 23, 2015)

6 p.m. Informal gathering


Thursday (September 24, 2015)

910 Welcome, Maddalena Tirabassi (Director Centro Altreitalie, Vice Chair AEMI), Hans Storhaug (President AEMI), Piero Bassetti (President Globus et Locus), Piero Gastaldo (General Secretary of Compagnia di San Paolo).

1010:30 Opening Lecture, Ferruccio Pastore, FIERI, Turin

The crisis of the European migration regime: how we got here and which ways forward?

10:3011:45 SESSION ONE:  New European Migrations 1

Chair: Marco Demarie (Compagnia di San Paolo, Turin)

Maslowski Solange, Center for Comparative Law of the Faculty of law of Charles University in Prague, CZ

Expulsion of economically inactive European Union citizens from their host member state

Laura Bartolini, European University Institute, Florence

Drivers of highly-skilled emigration from Southern Europe in time of crisis

Stella Capuano, Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, DE; Silvia Migali, University of Aarhus, DK

The migration of professionals within the EU: any barriers left? Migration, institutions and business cycle

Donatella Greco, University of Trieste

New migration routes: mobility and self-perception of young Italians abroad


11:4512 Coffee Break

1213:30 SESSION TWO:  New European Migrations 2

Chair: tba

Emilia García López, Head of Foreign Affairs of the Council for Galician Culture, Santiago de Compostela, ES

New mobilities of migration in Galicia  (20102014)

Domenico Gabrielli, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, National Institute of Statistics, Rome

The emigration of Italian citizens in the 2000s: a special focus on the United Kingdom

Daniele Valisena, University of Modena

From migrations to new mobilities in the European Union transnational space. Italians in Berlin between anomie and multi-situated identity

Francesca Mazzuzi, Silvia Aru, University of Cagliari

Beyond the numbers: socio-cultural backgrounds and expectations of the new Sardinian (e)migrants in the time of the crisis


13:30 - 14:15 Lunch (for registered participants)

14:15 - 15:45 SESSION THREE: Old and New European Migrations

Chair: Adam Walaszek, Jagiellonian University Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Krakow, PL

Federica Moretti, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE

Old and new Italian migrations in Belgium

Suzana Cascão, University of Rome

“Ethnic media”: The role of the leading Portuguese-speaking newspaper (“Contacto”) in Luxembourg 

Margherita Di Salvo, Tuscia University, Viterbo

From Italy to England and back between histories, identities and languages

Carlo Stiaccini (CISEI), Andrea Torre (Centro Studi MEDI’),  CISEI, Genova

Mobility in Genoa during economy crises: from history to present times

Maria M. Berglund, Swedish Migration Center, Karlstad, SE

Father in New Fatherland, Mother in New Mother soil. Depictions of Migranthood and Parenthood in Swedish Fiction 2004 – 2014


Friday (September 25, 2015)

9:3011:00 SESSION FOUR: European Diaspora

Chair: Brian Lambkin, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, UK

Janja Žitnik Serafin, Slovenian Migration Institute, Ljubljana, SI

Care for diasporic communities: the case of a bilateral agreement between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Maria Beatriz Rocha-Trindade, Centro de Estudos das Migrações e das Relações Interculturais/ CEMRI, Universidade Aberta/ UAb, Lisboa, PT

Bonding the Portuguese diaspora: secular, religious and leisure catalysts politics and practices

Knut Djupedal, Director of the Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Ottestad, NO

Gunnar Nergaard and the Mummies of Chui-Chui

Elisa Gosso, University of Turin

Crossing Boundaries: Negotiating transnational heritage and belonging in the German Waldensian diaspora


11:00–11:30 Coffee Break

11:30–13 SESSION FIVE: Archives,  Museums, Projects

Chair: Hans Storhaug, Norwegian Migration Center, Stavanger, NO

Brian Lambkin, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, UK

The Irish National Diaspora Centre

Triantafillia Kourtoumi, General State Archives of Greece, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, GR

Filling the gaps in the archival sector: current gender migration in an oral history case study

Margaret Hills de Zárate, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK; Loredana Polezzi, Marco Santello, University of Warwick, UK

Transnational Italian Networks and Transnational Italian Studies


13:0014:00 Lunch


Paul Pauseback, Nordfriisk Instituut, Bredstedt, DE

Making Europe Bottom Up: migration from and to the region of North-Frisia in Schleswig-Holstein from 1800 till today

Sarah Clément, Génériques, Paris, FR

European Citizenship through European migration history

Maria Luisa Caldognetto; Nicolas Graf, Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaine, Dudelange, LU  

Food traditions amongst italian migrants in Luxembourg, between the need to be faithful to the past and new future challenges

Nonja Peters, Curtin University & University of Western Sydney, AU

Developing a Sustainable Model in Mutual Cultural Digital Heritage



19:30 Dinner (Villa Abegg, for registered participants)

Saturday (September 26, 2015)

09:30–12:30 AEMI Annual General Meeting (AEMI members)

14–16:00 Tour: Porta Palazzo Ethnic Market

The official language of the conference is English.

Please note that the Conference is a limited-seating event requiring advanced registration.

Il convegno è aperto al pubblico. Dato il numero limitato di posti, si consiglia tuttavia di registrare la propria partecipazione.

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