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International Workshop – The Historical “Dispute of the New World” (Torino, Italy)

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International Workshop – The Historical “Dispute of the New World” (Torino, Italy)

September 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Joint Research Project of the University of Eastern Piedmont and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank


European Historians of the United States and European History, Culture and Public Life.


Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Via Principe Amedeo 38, TORINO, Italy.


The conference will take place in English. Organizers subsidize on a competitive basis the room and board expenses of 15 participants, as indicated below. 

Organized by: Department of Human Studies, University of Eastern Piedmont, Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale, Interuniversity Center for European-American History and Politics.


9,00 am – SESSION n.1

Chair: to be indicated

Welcome Address: Raffaella Baritono, Director, CISPEA

Introductory Remarks: Maurizio Vaudagna, CISPEA, University of Eastern Piedmont


  • Stephen Tuck, Oxford University
    British Historians of the United States and British History, Culture and Public Life (to be confirmed).
  • Phillip Gassert, University of Mannheim
    Representing the Most Significant Other: German Historians View the United States.
  • Sylvia Hilton, Complutense University in Madrid
    Writing U.S. History in Contemporary Spain.



3,00 pm – SESSION n.2

Chair: to be indicated

  • Ivan Kurilla, State University of St. Petersburg
    Russia and the United States: Diplomacy, Technological Exchanges and Mutual Image Construction.
  • Tvrko Jacovina, University of Zagreb
    “Where, in Hell, is America?” Yugoslav Historians on the USA: Between Migration and Selected Political Topics.
  • Marcin Fatalski, Jagellonian University, Krakow
    From Politicized Historiography to Pluralistic Debate? Studies on US history in Poland after the Second World War.



9,00 am -SESSION n.3

Chair: Michael Heale, Lancaster University

  • Dag Blanck, Uppsala University
    The Significance of Location: Practicing American History in Sweden.
  • Paul Schor, Université Paris VII “Denis Diderot”
    French Historians and the History of the State and Society in the United States.
  • Ferdinando Fasce, University of Genoa
    Italian Historians of the United States and Italian History, Culture and Public Life (to be confirmed).


3,00 pm – SESSION n.4

Chair: to be indicated

Roundtable: European Historians of the United States, European-Wide Views of the American Past, and European History, Culture and Public Life.

  • Alexander Etkind, European University Institute, Florence
  • Federico Romero, European University Institute, Florence
  • Edoardo Tortarolo, University of Eastern Piedmont


Participants: Matteo Battistini (University of Bologna), Elisabetta Bini (University of Triest), Alessandra Bitumi (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Giovanni Borgognone (University of Torino), Simone Cinotto (University of Gastronomic Sciences), Lorenzo Costaguta (University of Nottingham), Marco Mariano (University of Eastern Piedmont), Matteo Pretelli (Warwick University) …



Conferences organized by CISPEA have traditionally made an effort to enlarge the circle of participating scholars, young or otherwise, and have provided wide room for discussion. To reach these goals, organizers take financial responsibility for the room and board expenses of 15 participants (travel expenses are to be borne by the participant and/or his/her institution) during the days of the workshop. Subsidized participations are assigned on a competitive basis. The competition is open to every institutional affiliation, every age and every country. PhD candidates (or candidates to corresponding European degrees) are welcome to apply. The workshop dealing with how American history has been written in Europe and in European countries, this invitation is not addressed to Americanists only, but Europeanists and historians of the different European countries are equally invited to apply.
Each applicant has got to send to maurizio.vaudagna@lett.unipmn.it a CV in English of no less than 1 double-space page with a short email that motivates his/her interest in the event. Participants are encouraged to attend the whole workshop, but in any case no less than 3 out of 4 sessions. Applications are to be received from now on and in any case no later than June 14, 2015. The selection will be conducted following criteria of geographic, age, and institutional affiliation balance and coherence of the applicant’s scholarly interests with the theme of the workshop. In cases where these criteria were even, then the principle of “first come, first serve” will prevail. Participants are not asked for written papers or statements, but are expected to participate and enliven the discussion. Their names and institutional affiliations will appear in the official workshop program under the entry “Participants”. Non-subsidized participants are equally welcome at their own expense and their names will equally appear in the program. No fee is necessary to participate. To express your interest to participate in the event, please write to maurizio.vaudagna@lett.unipmn.it.


September 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am
September 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Department of Human Studies, University of Eastern Piedmont, Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale, Interuniversity Center for European-American History and Politics


Fondazione Luigi Einaudi
Palazzo d’Azeglio, ia Principe Amedeo
TORINO, 34 Italy
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