ASMI 2021 Conference Call for Papers

Labour and the Making of Italy from Cavour to Covid
Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI)
 
3 – 4 December 2021
 Italian Cultural Institute, London
 
 
This year ASMI annual conference will explore meanings and transformations of work in modern and contemporary Italy, including labour’s shifting geographies, discourses and representations. The decline of the Fordist factory and the diminishing centrality of factories into people’s life and Italy’s national identity triggered in the 1980s and 1990s a temporary decline in the study of labour. However, growing interest in issues such as homeworking, the feminization of work, precarity and “non-lavoro”, cognitive work, new digital professions, transnational flows of labour migration have recently signalled a revival of the field with original and thought-provoking research being carried out in history, political science, sociology, cultural studies and anthropology. Taking stock of this innovative and increasingly interdisciplinary scholarship, the conference will examine the key role played by work in Italy’s political, economic, cultural and social developments since unification and will provide a space to further encourage dialogue on work-related themes across disciplinary boundaries.

We welcome proposals from scholars working in a variety of disciplines including history, literature, film, politics, anthropology, sociology and geography. You can donwload the complete call for papers here.




Published: March 8, 2021