ASMI 2023 Conference Call for Papers

“Mafias and the Italian State 30 years on: history, narratives and investigations”

Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI)

Senate House, London 8-9 December 2023

Organising committee: Felia Allum (University of Bath), Rossella Merlino (Università degli Studi di Messina)

Three decades since the mafia bombing campaign of the early 1990s, this year’s ASMI conference will explore the relationship between mafias and the State in the context of modern and contemporary Italian history.

Welcoming proposals from scholars from a variety of disciplines as well as practitioners in the field, including journalists and anti-mafia prosecutors, this conference offers a platform for transdisciplinary and cross-sector reflections on the state of the international scholarly debate around the past, present, and future of mafia organised crime and the Antimafia in Italy.

Keynote speakers:
Clare Longrigg (Deputy Editor of the Guardian): “Reporting on the mafias”
Maurizio de Lucia (Chief Prosecutor of Palermo): “Identità ed evoluzione della Cosa Nostra siciliana”

Deadline: 9 June 2023

Read the full call for papers here.