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Fornace Carotta

Via Siracusa, 61
Padova, 35100 Italia

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28 September 2022 @ 10:30 - 12:30

This meeting is part of a series of events from Dall’Oltremare al Sud Globale. L’Università di Padova dalla colonizzazione all’azione globale per lo sviluppo (From Overseas to the Global South. The University of Padua from colonization to global action for development). Organized by the University of Padua, the event is part of the 800th Anniversary Celebrations.

Action for development has seen the role of voluntary organizations grow in Italy since the 1950s, with historical roots in Padua as Europe’s capital of volunteers, thanks to the city’s unique relationship of mutual collaboration with the University. Academics and professors from the various scientific sectors and structures have given life to unique experiences, including the training of students and educators originating from the continent of Africa through the creation of degree courses, and in the care and development of facilities. In the last twenty years, cooperation has become less and less associated with public aid for development and more an initiative implemented by social actors.

Speakers from the University of Padua include Elena Calandri – Professor of History of International Relations at the Department of Political, Legal, and International Studies, and Monica Fedeli, vice rector of Third Mission and Regional Relations.

Events from the Dall’Oltremare al Sud Globale. L’Università di Padova dalla colonizzazione all’azione globale per lo sviluppo series (90 min. each) take place in-person within University museum spaces and can be viewed online.  Using videos, images, and testimonies, the series uncovers how the University, and other scholars, have contributed to shaping the relationships and perspectives between Italy and the global regions of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania. Events discuss an array of ideas including those, from the Enlightenment to colonization; Imperialism to decolonization; and the transformation of North-South relations to today’s global interdependence. The series aims to illustrate how the scientific and humanities disciplines within universities and institutions have held not only powerful political tools and mirrors, but how they have elaborated the thoughts and cultural principles of their time. Far from being neutral, they have played a role in the construction, in darkness and light, of global humanity.

To participate, registration is required.

Watch the live stream on Youtube.