Pisa ISHA meeting , 13th-18th September 2009
The autumn ISHA meeting 2009 will be in Pisa, Italy. It will start on sunday, the 13th of September and it will end on friday, the 18th (the program day by day is at the end of the document).
Accomodations will be guaranteed in an University dormitory, in double bedrooms (with two beds) to share. As previously announced, the participation fee is 120€. Enrolments will start on Monday, the 3rd of August, ending on Monday, 10th of August. We will send an email for confirmation to the people chosen as participants for the Pisa meeting. Moreover, we will make a list of participants and put it on our blog as soon as possible.
Each participant will be later contacted by his/her workshop leader, and he/she will keep the communication only with the leader of his own workshop, except for general communications that will be posted on our blog. Each participant have also to send to his/her workshop leader, before Saturday, the 5th of September, a long abstract, more or less one page long, about the subject he/she decides to treat in the workshop. Participants will be asked to read some little essays about the subject of the workshop, to have a common ground of discussion during the workshops. They will be sent by workshop leaders by email on pdf format.
Pisa airport is very close to the city centre and there are low-cost flights coming from lots of European cities. From there it is simple to reach the train station (by train or by bus) and the city centre. We will organize a welcome for you, more information (on maps- welcome- bus- trains-etc.) will be posted on our blog later.
We’re waiting for you in Pisa!!
ISHA MEETING AUTUMN 2009- PISA
In a globalized world where human relations are helped by the development of means of transport and new communications - even if marked by reciprocal mistrust and ideological oppositions - multiculturalism is necessarily a main point of everyday debate and must be subjected to critical examination by historians. The phenomenon of multicultural societies or even countries has deep roots and history is full of examples on contacts between different societies: or better, most societies both in the past and at present are 'multicultural'. The meeting will be structured in five seminars that aim to analyse multiculturalism in a diachronic and spatially broad context, with the final purpose of understanding the main aspects.
1. Multiculturalism in metropolitan areas.
2. National state and homogenisation of minorities.
3. Empires: political entities, necessarily multicultural.
4. The concept of “Europe”: from the Greek mythological image to the EU.
5. Multiculturalism and cultural relativism.
ISHA AUTUMN SEMINAR: Pisa, 13-18 SEPTEMBER 2009
21.30 Ice breaking party
09.00 Welcome meeting
09.30 Teachers’ Lecture
14.00 Free time
15.00-18.00 Pisa sightseeing
09.30 Teachers’ lecture
15.00 Trip to Lucca
09.30 Teachers’ lecture
14.00-15.00 Free time
15.00-17.00 Final conclusions
17.00 General Assembly / Free time
Trip to Cinque Terre
22.00 National Drink and Food Party
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