Starting from an analysis of the Italian-Slovenian border and of its past and present function, this public roundtable allows for discussion between scholars, local institutions and those who have crossed and experienced the border in their migratory journeys, in order to reflect on the (in)visibility of migrations across borders.
23 November 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium of the Department of Humanities, University of Trieste – Androna Baciocchi 4
Organised by the University of Trieste in collaboration with the University of Primorska, Koper
Working language(s): Italian. The abstracts will be multilingual (ITA/ ENG/SLO)
The roundtable will focus on the Trieste border and the (in)visibility of migration from both an Italian and Slovenian perspective. Depending on the time period and on the people crossing it, the Trieste border has been part of the Iron Curtain, a space connecting different worlds, an everyday transit space or a European barrier. The border conceals and exposes, constructs identities, routes and patterns of life. But, above all, it builds cross-border territories and identities, it shapes the areas it encompasses and it gives rise to new social meaning.
Starting from an analysis of the border and its past and present function, this public roundtable allows for discussion between scholars, local institutions and those who have crossed and experienced the border in their migratory journeys. UniTS roundtable is the second stop in a European alliance path that began with the Koper roundtable on the theme of Borders & Migrations. It will be an opportunity to present the Border’s Archive (Archivio di Frontiera), an ongoing operative research project of students from the Universities of Trieste and Primorska.
With the participation of:
- Alessandro Monsutti (Anthropologist, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)
- Katja Hrobat Virloget (Anthropologist, University of Primorska)
- Roberta Altin (Anthropologist, University of Trieste)
- Tullia Catalan (Historian, University of Trieste)
- Sandi Klun, (Mayor of the border municipality of- Dolina)
- Rita Casseler (border witness)
- Ismail Swati (border witness)
- Students of the ’Archivio di Frontiera – Border’s archive’ Laboratory
Giuseppe Grimaldi ( Anthropologist, University of Trieste) and Alessandro Carrieri (Historian, University of Trieste).
With the participation of voluntary associations, local stakeholders, students and citizens.