Searching for Models of Intercultural Management of Social Conflict

Coordinated by Silvia Bagni, Marc Andrew Brightman, Annalisa Furia

  • Data: dal 23 aprile 2020 alle 14:00 al 24 aprile 2020 alle 11:00

  • Luogo: web conference platform Teams

«“United in diversity”, the motto of the European Union, first came into use in 2000. It signifies how Europeans have come together, in the form of the EU, to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the continent’s many different cultures, traditions and languages» (EU website). “E Pluribus Unum” is written on the great seal of the United States. Besides, Europeans have long been emigrants all over the world, and the great American Nation has been built by emigrants. However, neither Europeans nor Americans seems to believe in the idea that the differences between us enrich our common human nature and help us better understanding who we are; that the “me” makes sense only in relation with the “you”. They still continue to build walls, to close borders and ports. The aim of this international and interdisciplinary laboratory on cultural diversity is twofold: first, filling a gap between the Academy and the public at large, we will try to bridge theoretical researches with concrete best practices and successful experiences of intercultural co-living in local contexts; secondly, we will be led by experts into a reflection on the meanings of interculturalism in law, humanities and social sciences.


23 April – h. 14 – Thinking about, studying, enforcing Interculturalism – I session (virtual classroom of “Global Justice” – prof. Bagni)

Facing Interlegality. Some Notes on Human Rights and the Application of Islamic Family Law in European Immigration Countries
Paola Parolari - Junior Research Fellow, University of Brescia

Book Presentation: Federica Sona, New parenthood and childhood patterns: principles and praxes in Muslim realities. 2019, Collana del Laboratorio dei Diritti Fondamentali 7. Bologna: Il Mulino.
Federica Sona - Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Intercultural Conflict in Social and Work Integration of Migrants. Of the Experience and Method Experimented in Reggio Emilia in the Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Simona Nicolini – Adjunct Professor, University of Bologna

Conflicts for Mother Earth, Western Cosmo-politics, hidden animisms. Studies on the Anthropology of Nature
Nadia Breda – Researcher, University of Firenze



24 April – h. 11 – Thinking about, studying, enforcing Interculturalism – II session (virtual classroom of “Global Justice” – prof. Bagni)

Performance of kathak dance by Shivani Satya and discussion with students about original cultures in immigration contexts

Il caso di una scritta omofoba sui muri della scuola: un ribaltamento di prospettiva (consecutive interpreting)
Gianluca Dradi, Headmaster of Liceo Scientifico A. Oriani, Ravenna

Competing Visions/Models of Law and Social Order: On Kites, Appeals to Mothers and Gods, and Deliberate Silences
Werner Menski - Emeritus Professor, Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Negotiating with Violence? An insight into how non-state legal order unfold and operate
Kalindi Kokal - Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay

The changing face of customary law in South Africa
Anthony C. Diala - Senior lecturer, Department of Private Law, University of the Western Cape, South Africa



The conference is organized within the research activities of the PRIN 2017 “From Legal Pluralism to the Intercultural State. Personal Law, Exceptions to General Rules and Imperative Limits in the European Legal Space” (PI – prof. Lucio Pegoraro – CUP J34I19004200001).


The conference will be held in the web conference platform Teams. People who have not an account Unibo must ask the coordinators by e-mail for the virtual key to access the conference.

Coordinated by Silvia Bagni, Marc Andrew Brightman, Annalisa Furia

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