The Key Area MIS in conjunction with ‘Villa Vigoni’ has organised a colloquium series tackling issues of European integration in the face of crisis scenarios and ongoing migratory movement. Social science and cultural studies scholars from Luxembourg, Italy and other countries will be meeting regularly to discuss this subject up until 2019. The focus of the first colloquium (2017) will be the reasons for flight from a literary and philosophical perspective.
2017-2019 collaboration project: FLIGHT – BORDER – INTEGRATION
The Key Area MIS in conjunction with the German and Italian centre of excellence ‘Villa Vigoni’ has organised a three-year colloquium series looking at the phenomenon of displacement in Europe. The subject is European integration in the face of geopolitical upheaval, crisis scenarios and ongoing migratory and refugee movement. These interdisciplinary colloquiums are being coordinated by the Key Area MIS at Lake Como and will bring together selected social sciences and cultural studies scholars from Luxembourg, Italy and other European countries.
The starting point for the colloquium series is the interrelated topics of flight, border and integration, each of which in turn will serve as the point of departure for a critical analysis. In addition, the disciplinary perspective will change for each colloquium, enabling a broad examination of urgent issues relating to migration using both a synchronic and a diachronic approach.
Colloquium 1 (2017): FLIGHT – Border – Integration
6-7 October 2017, Villa Vigoni
The first colloquium in the series tackles the topic of flight and its connection to border and integration from a literary and philosophical perspective.
Colloquium 2 (2018): Flight – BORDER – Integration
2018, Villa Vigoni
The second colloquium in the series tackles the topic of border and its connection to flight and integration from a geographical and political perspective.
Colloquium 3 (2019): Flight – Border – INTEGRATION
2019, Villa Vigoni
The third colloquium in the series tackles the topic of integration and its connection to flight and border from a social and linguistic perspective.
Colloquium participation is by invitation.
A project as part of the cooperation agreement between the University of Luxembourg and the German and Italian centre of excellence ‘Villa Vigoni’.
Luxembourg: Dieter Heimböckel, Nathalie Roelens, Christian Wille
Villa Vigoni: Matteo Scotto
Project secretary and contact
Christabel Marrama (firstname.lastname@example.org)