Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (7th Edition)


14 – 15 June 2018


Agora Cultural Centre, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy


The 7th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’ aims to scrutinize the state of the art in collective identities research, to bring once more into debate the processes of identity making, identity building in both constructivist or de-constructivist dimensions. The conference will include a wide variety of contributions on identity making practices while fostering a critical assessment of intended or unintended consequences that lead to the politicization of identities. It is the aim of the Euroacademia conference to open the floor to dynamic multi-dimensional and inter-disciplinary understandings of identities in their historic formation or in the way they shape the present and future of organizations or communities. The conference however seeks also to integrate and address the misunderstandings or misconceptions implicit to identity formation practices. A focal place will be given to methodological refinement and innovation in the research of identities in a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Euroacademia aims to bring together a wide network of academics, researchers, practitioners and activists that are willing to share and open to debate their research on identity related topics. Disciplinary, trans and inter-disciplinary approaches, methodological assessments and recommendations, single case studies or cross-sectional analyses, reflective essays, experience sharing or works addressing new puzzles are all welcomed.

Conference Panels

Thinking Identities Today and Practices of Politicization
Identity and the ‘Visual Turn’ in Social Representations
Identity and the City: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction
Politics of Identity: Social and Intellectual History Readings of Identity Making Practices
Performing Identities: The Relationship between Identity and Performativity in Film, Theater and Literature
Art, History and Identity Making: Visual Narratives of Identity
Urban Identities and Spaces as Sites of Cultural Identitarian Production


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