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Maps, Borders and Territories
Maps, Borders and TerritoriesThursday, November 05, 2020 → Thursday, February 18, 2021

  What is there in (and beyond) a map? What do we talk about when we talk of borders? How do we define territories? Google maps and maps of wonderlands. Cartography and strategies of war. Mapping ideologies and pandemics, continents, countries and counties, languages and races. Never ending fights over borders and ide...

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MapsBordersTerritories #8: Maps of Paradise: A Visual History of Heaven on Earth
MapsBordersTerritories #8: Maps of Paradise: A Visual History of Heaven on Earth Thursday, January 21, 2021

With Alessandro Scafi Where is Nowhere? Scholars and mapmakers from the Middle Ages to Modernity rose to the challenge of identifying the location of paradise on a map, despite the certain knowledge that it was beyond human reach. The history of how the unmappable has been mapped is also a mirror of the universal dream...

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Book Launch: Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film: Boundaries and Identity (Palgrave 2020)
Book Launch: Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film: Boundaries and Identity (Palgrave 2020)Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Book Launch: Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film: Boundaries and Identity (Palgrave 2020) Moderated by Michael Cronin in conversation with the editor, Enrica Maria Ferrara. Readings by Tiziano Scarpa.In English with readings in Italian Over the past two centuries human identity has undeniably changed, renegotiating...

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MapsBordersTerritories #9: Sindrome Italia: images, voices, experiences from the hidden world of immigration in today’s Italy
MapsBordersTerritories #9: Sindrome Italia: images, voices, experiences from the hidden world of immigration in today’s Italy Thursday, January 28, 2021

with Tiziana Francesca Vaccaro. Maps, Borders, and Territories; but also identities, cultures, stories. What do we become today after experiencing migration? Where does life go, afterward? When Tiziana Francesca Vaccaro meets Vasilica, Maria and Stella, she also meets the so-called “Sindrome Italia” (or Itali...

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MapsBordersTerritories #10: On mapping languages and fighting racisms
MapsBordersTerritories #10: On mapping languages and fighting racismsThursday, February 11, 2021

with Andrea Moro. What happens when prejudices are applied to apparently neutral sciences, such as – for instance – linguistics? Can notions such as “language”, “nation”, “culture” become a potentially falsifying factor in a process whereby differences are seen as obstacl...

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MapsBordersTerritories #11: On drawing lines, making cuts, and other ( philosophical) adventures
MapsBordersTerritories #11: On drawing lines, making cuts, and other ( philosophical) adventures Thursday, February 18, 2021

Andrea Borghini in conversation with Achille Varzi. From a philosophical perspective, the big question regarding boundaries concerns their source. Do they reflect the “objective” structure of reality or do they simply register demarcations determined by human needs and decisions? In this conversation we focus on ...

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