Identities in Motion

The events Identities in Motion (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) have played a pivotal role in the building of the #italiesinmotion project.

Rather than a classical conference format, Identity in Motion aims to connect methodological perspectives with a wider reflection on the fluid identities that are shaping the cultural space in Italy. These events have gathered together scholars, artists, and practitioners to discuss recent and innovative trends in Italian Studies in a transdisciplinary perspective.

Identities in Motion has been conceived as a free event to allow a wider attendance of both undergraduate and postgraduate students from Warwick and beyond, as well as the general public.

We are grateful to the institutions that have funded our events over the years:

Italian department, University of Warwick

Transnationalising Modern Languages project

Society for Italian Studies

Connecting cultures GRP, University of Warwick


For details on the programmes, speakers, pictures of each event:  

2016: Mobility  How the cultural legacies of the colonial past help in the understanding the current issues of mobility in contemporary Italy.

2017: Italy in the UK How the long-term relationship between Italy and the UK has shaped recent societal and artistic practices.

2018: Precarietà How mobility is connected to the job market in Italy, ranging from exploitative practices of migrant labour force to the idea of flexibility that can be read as both a resource and a concern.