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Call for papers of the International Seminar “Crisis and infrastructures: responses to change between materiality and immateriality. A dialogue between Anthropology, Geography and History”.


The conference will be held next 5th, 6th and 7th May 2020 at the Department of Historical, Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World – DiSSGeA, in Padua (Italy).


The purpose of the conference is to explore the interactions between crised and infrastructures starting from a pivotal question: is it possibile to consider transitional processes as moments of “a transformation that includes some essential elements of the previous phase?” (Pombeni 2013: 12) Or are they to be intended just as a dramatic interruptions and breaks? 

PhD Students, Post-Docs and Research Fellows of historical, geographical and anthropological training are invited to partecipate in the construction of a moment of dialogue and excange. The aim is to stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion that will encompass all historiographical epochs, from antiquity to the present day, and question not only the role of infrastructure in the resolution of crises, but also the various implications of critical moments and of their conception.


Contributions in Italian, English and French will be accepted.

Those interested in submitting their proposal should send a PDF file to by 20th January 2020 specifying first name, surname, home university, position, working title of the intervention, abstract with a maximum lenght of 1500 characters (spaces included).

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