Open Ph.D / Three doctoral lessons on contemporary migrations, delivered by our partners in Meknes, Nice and Liege

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The Visual Sociology Research Group makes available three lessons of University of Genoa Social Sciences PhD Program – Curriculum “Migrations and intercultural processes”. The lessons will be accessible for free to a maximum of ten people interested in the subject.
Anyone wishing to participate in the lessons is kindly requested to send an email to Prof. Queirolo Palmas (, explaining the reasons for the interest and providing a short presentation and a CV.

Here is the calendar of meetings:

03.03.202110:00-12:00prof. Khalid MounaMoulay Ismail University of MeknesDoing etnography.  Everyday life and agency in Refugees camps in Morocco” 
08.04.202110:00-12:00prof. Swanie PototCNRS – URMISA critical perspective on Migration Studies
08.04.202115:00-17:00prof. Marco MartinielloUnIversité de LiegeArte e migrazioni. Esperienze di ricerche in Europa

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Criss-crossing digital frontiers in social sciences (online workshop, 15.03.2021, 17:00-19:00, co-organised with NetHood)


The second of a cycle of seminars which aims to extend the boundaries of the social sciences by integrating other languages and fields of knowledge. In order to attend, please register sending an e-mail to jacopo.anderlini [ at ] before the 3rd of March.

Date: Monday, 15.03.2021 | h. 17:00 – 19:00
Location: online. Digital platform provided by C.I.R.C.E., NetHood and

This seminar/workshop will focus on the complex relationship between social sciences, humanities, and digital technologies, focusing on the “making” of social research: which practices, ideas, perspectives on technology emerge from interactions of researchers with the field? How can we “deborder” the distinctions and roles in the research process? Exploring the technological social realm in its historical, cultural, infrastructural dimensions, the seminar aims to explore appropriate methodologies in digital social research as a set of situated tactics to overcome social boundaries and positions in the field.

Participants at the workshop will be actively involved in the conversation and experimentations with digital tools. For this reason, we kindly ask you to register to the event, up to the 3rd March, sending an e-mail to: jacopo.anderlini [ at ]

The event will be recorded.


Chair: Jacopo Anderlini (University of Genoa, C.I.R.C.E.)

Doing research in social sciences with/on the “digital”: questioning digital ethnography

Jacopo Anderlini

How I learned to stop hacking and fear the computer: emotional practices in the cultural history of digital technologies

Ginevra Sanvitale (Eindhoven University of Technology)

On boundary objects for bridging research and action on digital empowerment

Panayotis Antoniadis (NetHood Zurich, ETH Zurich)

Hacker pedagogy for hybrid spaces, or: “Knowing thyself is knowing your tools”

Carlo Milani (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales Paris, C.I.R.C.E.)

border, cultural history, digital, digital ethnography, hacker pedagogy, organic internet, STS

Debordering Europe. Migration and control across the Ventimiglia region / Book presentation (Zoom, 24.02.2021, 17:00-19:00)

The case study. Ventimiglia, the last Italian town before the French border, capture the story of hundreds of thousands of migrant people who have tran- sited across this place on their way out Italy in recent years. Indeed, since June 2015, France reintroduced border controls with the declared aim of impeding unauthorised migrants from accessing its territory. In fact, migrants arriving in the city via Central Mediterranean and Balkan routes, with the hope of smoothly crossing the border are often blocked, pushback and forced to temporarily settle in urban spaces of precarious conditions.

The book. This collective work try to adopt an outlook that primarily focuses on the tension between control techniques and mobility practices. Assuming this approach means evaluating the border as a range of possible case combinations, amid the force of subjec- tivisation by border devices and the resistance of migrant people. Progressing from these theoretical and methodological coordinates, the book provides an in-depth analysis of how the Ventimiglia border is constantly reshaped as migration policies harden, and what kind of social, political, and economic impacts are produced at the local level. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, including contributions of scholars from History, Geography, Sociology, Political Sciences, Law, and Anthro- pology, among other fields.

The book presentation will be held on the Zoom platform and it is scheduled on:

Wednesday, 24.02.2021 | h. 17:00 – 19:00

The book’s editors – Livio Amigoni (, Silvia Aru (, Ivano Bonnin ( and Gabriele Proglio ( – will present the book. Discussant: Enrico Fravega ( / HOASI).

To get a preview of the book, please write to:

Il caso di studio. Ventimiglia, l’ultima città italiana prima di sconfinare in Francia, cattura le storie di centinaia di migliaia di migranti che negli ultimi anni hanno transitato per quest’area uscendo dall’Italia. Dal giugno 2015 la Francia ha reintrodotto i controlli alle frontiere con l’obiettivo dichiarato di impedire ai migranti non autorizzati di accedere al proprio territorio. Di conseguenza, i migranti che arrivano in città dalla rotta del Mediterraneo centrale o dai Balcani, vengono spesso respinti e costretti a stabilirsi temporaneamente in spazi urbani in condizioni precarie.

Il libro. Il lavoro collettivo che si è portato avanti cerca di adottare una prospettiva focalizzata sulla tensione esistente tra tecniche di controllo e pratiche di mobilità. Assumere questo approccio significa valutare il confine come una gamma di possibili combinazioni di casi, tra la forza della soggettivazione da parte dei dispositivi di confine e la resistenza dei e delle migranti. Partendo da queste coordinate teoriche e metodologiche, il libro fornisce un’analisi approfondita di come il confine di Ventimiglia viene costantemente rimodellato con l’inasprirsi delle politiche migratorie e  che tipo di impatti sociali, politici ed economici si producono a livello locale. Il volume adotta un approccio multidisciplinare, accorpando contributi di studiosi di storia, geografia, sociologia, scienze politiche, diritto e antropologia.

La presentazione del libro si terrà sulla piattaforma ZOOM ed è programmata per:

mercoledì, 24.02.2021! h. 17:00 – 19:00

Presentano il libro i curatori: Livio Amigoni (, Silvia Aru (, Ivano Bonnin ( e Gabriele Proglio ( Discussant: Enrico Fravega ( / HOASI).

Per visionare un’anteprima del libro, si prega di scrivere a:

book, border, Ventimiglia

Rashōmon in the Sahara. A new documentary by José Gonzalez Morandi

Inspired by “Rashōmon” by Akira Kurosawa, in which a single event is explained from different points of view, this new documentary project by José Gonzalez Morandi, brings together multiple narratives that make up a complex image of the Ifni-Sahara war, also known as the “forgotten war”. An episode of a wider decolonization process involving the whole Africa, from the 50s to the 70s.

The film aims to recover the memories of the veterans, trying to bring voices and memories out of oblivion. The idea was to place the story of the former LNA members and indigenous troops in the colonial armies that confronted them in its historical context and restore the complexity of the related versions in a polyphonic narrative through the film.

The documentary funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Dusseldorf) is avialable here:

Rashōmon team: Jean Philippe CORBELLINI ( Sound recording, cameraman, CNRS / MSH Val de Loire, Tours); Francesco CORREALE (Author, producer, CNRS / UMR 7324 CITERES, Tours); Camille EVRARD (Scientific expert, FRAMESPA, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès); José GONZALEZ MORANDI (Director, editor, cameraman, Barcelone); Alberto LOPEZ BARGADOS (Author, producer, GRECS-Universitat de Barcelona).

Associated members in Western Sahara and Morocco: Mohammed Mohammed Ahmed DAHMI (Traductor, independant researcher); Khalid EL MANSOURI (Traductor).

Inspirado en “Rashōmon” de Akira Kurosawa, en el que se explica un solo evento desde diferentes puntos de vista, este nuevo proyecto documental de José González Morandi, reúne múltiples narrativas que conforman una imagen compleja de la guerra Ifni-Sahara, también conocida como la “guerra olvidada”.

Un episodio de un proceso de descolonización más amplio que involucró a toda África, desde los años 50 hasta los 70. La película tiene como objetivo recuperar los recuerdos de los veteranos, tratando de sacar voces y recuerdos del olvido.

La idea era ubicar la historia de los ex miembros del LNA y las tropas indígenas en los ejércitos coloniales que los confrontaron en su contexto histórico y restaurar la complejidad de las versiones relacionadas en una narrativa polifónica a través de la película.

El documental, que ha sido financiado por Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Dusseldorf), está disponible aquí:

Rashōmon team: Jean Philippe CORBELLINI (Sound recording, cameraman, CNRS / MSH Val de Loire, Tours); Francesco CORREALE (Author, producer, CNRS / UMR 7324 CITERES, Tours); Camille EVRARD (Scientific expert, FRAMESPA, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès); José GONZALEZ MORANDI (Director, editor, cameraman, Barcelone); Alberto LOPEZ BARGADOS (Author, producer, GRECS-Universitat de Barcelona).

Associated members in Western Sahara and Morocco: Mohammed Mohammed Ahmed DAHMI (Traductor, independant researcher); Khalid EL MANSOURI (Traductor).

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