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XI Convegno SeSaMO Pavia, 17-19 settembre 2013 Call for panels and papers Doing citizenship. Practices of exclusion, demands of inclusion and new subjectivities in the Middle East and Europe. Recent Middle East revolutions have placed the issue of citizenship at the centre of political reflection. Political conflicts, the debate on the new constitutions and cultural disputes seem to entail different ways of conceiving citizenship, civil and political rights, ideals and practices of belonging, other than implying different levels of recognition: sub-national, national and supranational. What are the principles of inclusion and exclusion of the "new" imagined communities? What are the symbolic boundaries between full citizens (enjoying full rights) and the rest of the people living in the same territory? How is the participation of citizens in political choices of the community organized? In Europe the debate on citizenship has recently (re-)gained centrality in the public discourse. Sociology and philosophy have explored the antinomies of the notion of citizenship, analysing the tension between "insurrection" (aimed at claiming equality) and "constitution" (aimed at creating a community of citizens). As a growing segment of the population is excluded from enjoying full political, social and economic rights (recognition of migrants' children in countries applying ius sanguinis, for example) probed in an entirely new way the connection between citizenship and sovereignty. In a post-colonial perspective, patterns of exclusion that are to be found in contemporary societies can be interpreted by a sense of continuity with the colonial period. Migrations, in particular, reflect the persistence of socio- economic imbalances, and of stratified juridical statutes (legal or illegal migrants, asylum seekers, refuges, etc.), as well as forms of discrimination and segregation. The issue of citizenship is also at the centre of feminist studies, where the category of gender questions citizenship in relation to all the issues outlined above, and where both the historiographical debate and the contributions of other social sciences are intertwined. The conference aims to explore these dynamics through interdisciplinary perspectives, drawing on studies intending to shed light on the current debate. Its aim is to encourage the analysis of the issue of citizenship in specific historical contexts spanning from the Middle East to Europe alongside the observation of continuity and discontinuity in the long term. We therefore welcome panel proposals, including at least three papers, or alternatively proposals for individual papers, focusing particularly, though not exclusively, on the following topics: - Ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities; groups of population whose rights are not fully acknowledged; - Contributions shedding light on the impact of neo-liberalism on national sovereignty and individual rights; -Contributions investigating the jurisprudence, the constitutions, the laws on citizenship, in the imperial contexts of the caliphates, in the colonial period, in the nationalistic period, and in the current context of globalization. - Contributions examining the relationship between elite/people (also challenging this binary opposition), the power struggles, the control of material and intellectual resources - Contributions investigating the relationship between religion and power legitimacy, both state oriented and revolutionary. - Contributions shedding light on the transnational character of citizenship, with particular reference to international migrations from the Middle East to Europe, America and Australia, and within the Middle East (for example to Gulf countries). - Contributions from cultural studies, focusing on how the issue of citizenship is represented in different contexts - Contributions on gender representations in contexts/the context of social and political change. - Contributions about the relationship between the intellectual, cultural and political spheres in shaping the debate on citizenship Panel or paper proposals, with title, abstract and a short biography of the presenter are to be sent to email@example.com by 15th April 2013. Papers and panels accepted will be notified by 15th of May 2013 with the opening pre-registration process. The publication of the preliminary programme will be notified by 15th of June with the closure of complimentary rooms request (for a maximum of two nights) for graduate and post-graduate students, PhD candidates, Post- Doctoral students and Adjunct Professors. At 15th of July 2013 the closure of pre- registration process. Lodging: The University of Pavia has a wide range of colleges and university residences in which the organization of the conference has reserved some rooms. Participants, after completion of the registration, can book a room by sending the request form overnight (http://www-5.unipv.it/sesamo13/Alloggio.htm, scarica il modulo di richiesta) to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Segreteria Conferenza SESAMO 2013 c/o Centro Studi Popoli Extraeuropei "Cesare Bonacossa" Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali Università di Pavia Strada Nuova, 65 27100 Pavia Mail: email@example.com Telefono: 0382-984432/4446 http://www-5.unipv.it/sesamo13/index.html Enrolment The attendance in the conference is subjected to payment of a fee of 40 € (For Sesamo’s members) and 100 € for non-members. The registration fee includes, in addition to materials of the conference: two meals, welcome’s dinner and the opportunity to book a bed at a special price (47 euro for a single room) in one of the colleges of the University of Pavia. To take advantage of the reduction provided for Sesamo’s members it is necessary to be in compliance with the payment of the membership fee for the year 2013 (50 euro for structured and € 25 for unstructured and students). The payment of the registration fee concerning the conference must be made by 15th July via deposit into the following bank account: Account holder: Central Administration of the University of Pavia PEOPLE'S BANK COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY New Road, 65 - 27100 Pavia IBAN IT32I0504811302000000046566 IT IS ESSENTIAL TO INDICATE YOUR REASON FOR PAYMENT "SESAMO Conference, PAVIA". After 15th July, you can enroll only during the days of the conference, with an extra of 10 euros. How to reach Pavia: (a) BY CAR: Pavia is in the North of Italy, in Lombardia, 38 Km away from Milan. It is on the A7 Motorway, 30 km south of Milan Ring Road (Tangenziale di Milano). The exit for Pavia is BEREGUARDO. --- From Germany and northern Europe: BRENNERO: A22 (direction Verona) - A4 (direction Milan) - A21 (leave the motorway at BRONI STRADELLA junction). Follow the road signs to Pavia. GOTTARDO: from the Italian border: A9 (direction Milan) - Tangenziale ovest of Milan - A7 (direction Genoa) - Leave the motorway at BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD junction. Follow the road signs to Pavia. --- From France, Spain and Portugal: MONTE BIANCO: SS25 (direction Aosta) - A5 (direction Turin [Torino]) - Link motorway A4/A5 - A4 (direction Milan) - Tangenziale ovest di Milano - A7 (direction Genoa) - Leave the motorway at BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD junction. Follow the road signs to Pavia. FREJUS: From the Italian border: SS335/SS24 (direction Turin [Torino]) - Tangenziale sud di Torino (direction A21) - A21 (direction Piacenza) - A7 (direction Milan) - Leave the motorway at BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD junction. Follow the road signs to Pavia. VENTIMIGLIA: A10 (direction Genoa) - A25 (direction Milan) - Link motorway A25/A7 (direction Milan) - A7 (direction Milan) - Leave the motorway at BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD. Follow the road signs to Pavia. --- From eastern Europe: BRENNERO (see above); TRIESTE: From the Italian border: E70/SS202 (get to SASTIANA) - Keep E70/A4 - Pass MANERBIO - Get to BRONI-STRADELLA - Leave the motorway in order to get the SP202 and SS517. Follow the road signs to Pavia. (b) BY PLANE The nearest airports are Milano Linate, Milano Malpensa, and Bergamo Orio al Serio. If you fly with low-cost companies, you might want to consider the airports of Brescia (Montichiari) and Genova (Cristoforo Colombo) too. LINATE: There is a daily bus service available from LINATE to PAVIA. Please check the timetable at: http://www.sea-aeroportimilano.it/en/linate/index.phtml?mod=milano_arbus&to=come_arrivare The ticket from Linate to Pavia costs about 9 € you can buy it on the bus. MALPENSA: From MILANO MALPENSA there's no bus service to PAVIA. There is, however, a daily bus service (Malpensa Shuttle), connecting Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to Milano Central Station (Milano Stazione Centrale). From there you can take a train to Pavia (any major train with final destination Genova, Livorno, Sestri Levante, Voghera, Ventimiglia stops in Pavia; the trip lasts from 25 to 45 minutes depending on the train type). For information on the timetable of Malpensa shuttle, visit http://www.malpensashuttle.it/ ORIO AL SERIO: From Orio al Serio - Bergamo, there is a bus service (running from 4am to 11pm) connecting the Airport with the Railway station in Milan. The ticket costs € 5,70. BRESCIA MONTICHIARI and GENOVA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO: both airports are connected to the railway station of Brescia and Genoa, respectively. From Genoa you can take a train with final destination Milan. The trip lasts from 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 depending on the train type. From Brescia, it is necessary to reach the central railway station in Milan, first, from where you can take a train to Pavia (see above). (c)BYTRAIN There is a frequent train service from Milano Centrale to Pavia. The journey takes from 25 to 45 minutes depending on the train type. Any train with final destination GENOVA, VENTIMIGLIA, SESTRI LEVANTE, LA SPEZIA, and VOGHERA will stop in Pavia. Timetables can be accessed through the website: http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/ Tickets can be bought online. If you buy a ticket at the station, remember to validate it using the yellow machines. Posted by: Marco Demichelis, "SeSaMo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>