Edinburgh Programme

ACADEMIC WORKSHOP: The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo in the Italian Diaspora                                                                           9.00am -1.00pm

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(Image courtesy of Gavin Maitland)

 

Penny Morris and Perry Willson (project leaders AHRC network), introductory remarks

Session 1: Chair Penny Morris (University of Glasgow)

Maddalena Tirabassi (Centro Altreitalie, Turin) ‘The good mammas in Italian migrant families in the USA and Canada’

Susanna Garroni (Università di RomaTre) The “nonna”, the “mom”: what’s in a word? Italian and Italian American mothers in the United States at the turn of last century.

Silvia Barocci (Università di Urbino), ‘Stirring the tomato soup with the wooden spoon: portraits of a mom in Tina De Rosa’s Paperfish

 

Break

 

Session 2: Chair Perry Willson (University of Dundee) 

Francesco Ricatti (University of the Sunshine Coast), ‘Voices of Italian women in Australia’

Adalgisa Giorgio (University of Bath) ‘Italian parenting and motherhood in New Zealand’

 

Lunch

 

PUBLIC EVENT: Maw or Mamma? Mothers and Motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community                                                                                  2.00pm-5.30pm

Event co-ordinated by Carlo Pirozzi (Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews)

 

Penny Morris and Perry Willson introductory remarks

Mary Contini (director Valvona & Crolla), ‘Serve the Boys First’

Mary Contini is a well-known writer and broadcaster. Her books include Dear Francesca: An Italian Journey of Recipes Recounted with Love and Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of Love and Courage

Margaret Rose (Milan State University), ‘Representation of Italian mothers and motherhood in some Italian Scottish Plays’

Margaret Rose teaches British Theatre Studies at the University of Milan.

 

Break

 

Maw or Mamma?: members of the Italian-Scottish community talk about their experiences of mothers and motherhood.

Gavin Maitland, Postgraduate student (University of Glasgow) describes his research project on the photographs of his Italian-Scottish family.

Laura Pasetti (Piccolo Teatro, Milan), ‘Cuore di Mamma: Portrait of a Mother’

Laura Pasetti is an actress, drama teacher and theatre director.

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The ambiguity of motherly love

 

 

There will be a screening of Alina Marazzi’s film about postnatal depression, Tutto parla di te on May 14th at the University of Glasgow, followed by a roundtable discussion with practitioners.

The screening is organised in collaboration with our project and all are welcome.

Edinburgh workshop programme

Workshop Four: The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo in the Italian Diaspora

followed by

Public Event: Maw or Mamma? Mothers and Motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community

 

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Saturday 17 May 2014

 

MORNING ACADEMIC WORKSHOP 

9.00am -1.00pm

 

Session 1: Chair Penny Morris (University of Glasgow)

Perry Willson/Penny Morris introductory remarks

Maddalena Tirabassi (Centro Altreitalie, Turin) ‘The good mammas in Italian migrant families in the USA and Canada’

Susanna Garroni (Università di RomaTre) Paper title tbc

Silvia Barocci (Università di Urbino), ‘Stirring the tomato soup with the wooden spoon: portraits of a mom in Tina De Rosa’s Paperfish

 

Break

 

Session 2: Chair Perry Willson (University of Dundee) 

Francesco Ricatti (University of the Sunshine Coast), ‘Voices of Italian women in Australia’

Adalgisa Giorgio (University of Bath) ‘Italian parenting and motherhood in New Zealand’

 

There are a small number of places available for persons wishing to attend the morning workshop and to participate in the debate but without presenting a paper. There is no fee for the workshop but numbers are limited.

To book a place at the morning workshop, please send a short c.v. to Emily Ryder, La Mamma Project Administrator. Her email address is lamammaitaliana@gmail.com.

Small bursaries may be available to fund the travel and subsistence expenses for UK postgraduate students. If you wish to apply for a bursary please contact Emily Ryder.

 

 

Lunch

 

AFTERNOON PUBLIC EVENT

2pm – 5pm

Maw or Mamma? Mothers and Motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community

 

Speakers will include Mary Contini (of Valvona & Crolla and author of Dear Francesca: An Italian Journey of Recipes Recounted with Love and Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of Love and Courage), Prof Margaret Rose (Milan State University), Laura Pasetti (Piccolo Teatro, Milan) and members of the Italian Scottish Community.

 

The full programme for this event will appear shortly

 

OPEN TO ALL

Migrant mothers

This project might be of interest; it is called ‘Migrant mothers caring for the future’ and investigates what shapes migrant mothers’ cultural and caring work in enabling their children to occupy a place as future citizens.

There is a call for papers link at the bottom of the webpage for a seminar that they are holding in September this year.

http://www.open.ac.uk/ccig/research/projects/migrant-mothers-caring-for-the-future

Call for Papers – Edinburgh workshop

Call for Papers

Arts and Humanities Research Council Network

La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype

https://lamammaitaliana.wordpress.com/

Workshop organisers: Dr Penelope Morris (University of Glasgow) and Prof. Perry Willson (University of Dundee)

Workshop Four: The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo in the Italian Diaspora

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, 16-17 May 2014

 

This workshop will explore the influence of mammismo and the experience and representations of maternity in the Italian diaspora. We welcome paper proposals relating to Italian diaspora communities in any part of the world and from all pertinent humanities or social science disciplines (including history, gender studies, Italian studies, art history, sociology, literary studies, psychology, anthropology and film studies). All papers will be short to ensure plenty of time for discussion.

The workshop will be followed by a public event focusing on the experience and representations of motherhood in the Italian-Scottish community.

Workshop speakers will include: Maddalena Tirabassi, Francesco Ricatti, Susanna Garroni.

Also present, as part of the core advisory group: Lesley Caldwell, Kate Mitchell, Penny Morris and Perry Willson

A limited number of additional places are available for those who would like to present a short paper (15 minutes) at this workshop.

Some further places are available for persons wishing to attend the workshop and participate in the debate but without presenting a paper.

There is no fee for the workshop but numbers are limited. Those wishing to present a paper should send an abstract and the title of the paper plus a short c.v. to: Emily Ryder, La Mamma Project Administrator (lamammaitaliana@gmail.com) by 27 March 2014. Those whose papers are not accepted (numbers are limited) may be accepted to attend the workshop without presenting.

If you wish to attend only to participate in the debate, but prefer not to present a paper, please send a short c.v. to Emily Ryder, La Mamma Project Administrator (lamammaitaliana@gmail.com) by 27 March 2014.

A bursary is available to fund the travel and subsistence expenses (up to a maximum of £250) for one postgraduate student. The student must be enrolled in a UK university. If you wish to apply for the bursary please contact Emily Ryder.

Scuola estiva della Società italiana delle Storiche

“La costruzione della maternità. Storia, scienza, riflessione femminista” 

Firenze dal 28 Agosto al 1 Settembre

L’edizione 2013 della Scuola Estiva della SIS intende approfondire attraverso un approccio storico ed interdisciplinare i contenuti della maternità secondo vari aspetti: si tratterà dei blog delle madri come chiave di riflessione critica sulla rappresentazione della maternità contemporanea, a cui sarà accostata una riflessione sulle giovani donne degli anni Settanta e dell’esperienza femminista, presso le quali la maternità si impose come scelta, ma anche come possibile rifiuto;  verrà analizzato il dibattito attorno alle trasformazioni di lungo periodo delle tecniche di fecondazione artificiale, le scelte delle giovani donne di oggi sulla maternità o il rifiuto della maternità, le inedite forme di genitorialità ed  i nuovi scenari in cui i ruoli materni e paterni si vanno intrecciando e scomponendo.

 

Le iscrizioni scadono il 15 luglio.

 

 

Società Italiana delle Storiche

La Scuola Estiva della SIS

 

28 agosto – 1 settembre 2013

Centro Studi Cisl, via della Piazzola 71, Firenze

 

in collaborazione con:

 

Provincia di Firenze, Assessorato alle Pari Opportunità

Regione Toscana, Commissione per le Pari Opportunità

 

www.societadellestoriche.it

scuola@societadellestoriche.it

 

La costruzione della maternità

Storia, scienza, riflessione femminista

 

Introduzione

La maternità come scelta? Desideri, generazioni, diritti

Elisabetta Vezzosi (Università di Trieste)

 

Lezioni

I blog delle mamme. Prospettive d’analisi di un fenomeno globale

Marina d’Amelia (Sapienza Università di Roma)

 

Il desiderio impossibile.

Le giovani donne degli anni Settanta e il rifiuto della maternità

Anna Scattigno (Società Italiana delle Storiche)

 

La fecondazione artificiale

Emmanuel Betta (Sapienza Università di Roma)

 

 

Laboratori

La medicalizzazione della psiche materna tra Otto e Novecento: nuovi paradossi di genere
Francesca Arena (Aix-Marseille Université-TELEMME)

 

«Una su cinque non lo fa». La maternità e le altre scelte
Eleonora Cirant (saggista)

 

Terzo laboratorio

A cura di ricercatrici / ricercatori selezionati mediante call for workshop

 

 

Conclusioni

di

nadia Maria Filippini (Società Italiana delle Storiche)

con

Francesca Arena e Eleonora Cirant

Discorso di Chiara Saraceno

convegno mamma italiana

Ecco la presentazione PowerPoint di Chiara Saraceno del seminario a Roma. Così potete vedere i dati del suo interessantissimo discorso.

I have uploaded Chiara Saraceno’s PowerPoint presentation so that you can read the figures behind her very interesting presentation.

Convegno a Roma

Convegno a Roma

Il convegno di Roma di giovedi’ e’ andato molto bene.

Ho allegato qui un articolo che parla dell’evento.

Summary of project so far

The Rome workshop is almost upon us; please see the ‘Rome’ page in the banner above, or the previous post for more information.

I have also uploaded a list of the questions and points that have arisen during the two workshops in Dundee and Glasgow that have already taken place. You can find it in the banner at the top of this page.

Best wishes for the new year!

 

La maternità in italia: Un percorso ad ostacoli

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