LLC35: Borders, Captivity, and Memory in Transnational Italy and the Mediterranean
This Working Group focuses on critical questions of migration and identity in Italy.
Open to New People
Active since: 2021
- University of Rochester
- Cornell University
We organized a two-day symposium on “Borders, Captivity and Memory in Transnational Italy and the Mediterranean” on March 18, 2022 (hosted by Cornell University) and April 8, 2022 (hosted by the University of Rochester) with the goal of bringing together scholars, activists, and undergraduate and graduate students from Corridor institutions along with people from five different continents and diverse areas of expertise, all with the goal of creating a dialogue about issues connected to present and past migrations and borders in Italy and the Mediterranean.
We acheived these goals by bringing together more than 200 people at the events from multiple continents. The events sparked lively discussions and collaborations that have inspired several future projects.
The symposium has resulted in:
- A new podcast mini-series on the topic, published through Cornell’s Migrations: A World on the Move podcast, with Cornell’s Migrations Initiative.
- Our 3-4 episodes will continue the conversations started during the symposium, for example with scholars and writers such as Amara Lakhous and Ubah Cristina Ali Farah; and with organizations/institutions including the Italian National Diary Archive, sharing these dialogues with an expanding public; and
- A collection of essays on the topic; proposal to be submitted to Cornell University Press.