30 Nov 2017 09:30

The Paradigmatic City (III): Customs and Costumes

Aula Magna Silvio Trentin - Ca' Dolfin Dorsoduro 3859/A // Aula Baratto e Sala Berengo Ca’ Foscari, Dorsoduro 3246

International Interdisciplinary Conference
30 November – 2 December, 2017

Opening at Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, on Nov. 30, 9:30

Keynote speaker: Prof. Joep Leerssen (University of Amsterdam)

The Paradigmatic City is an international interdisciplinary conference organised by the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity of the University of Bucharest, jointly with other European academic institutions, universities and centers for higher education and cultural research. The previous editions were held in Lisbon (2015) and Budapest (2016).

This three-year project has covered core issues and capitalised on significant concepts related to city identity. The Paradigmatic City (I) : Origins, Avatars, Frontiers (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) looked at the diachronic evolution of cities of great repute in European culture. The Paradigmatic City (II): Capitals and Their Successors (Eotvos Lorand Egyetem, Budapest) presented instance of nation-building and capital city culture in modern history. The Paradigmatic City (III): Customs and Costumes (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia) will investigate identity from a collective sartorial angle, with costumes condensing the national spirit, while reinforcing customs of distinct longevity in city culture(s).

Scholars from prominent Western and Central Eastern European universities, alongside academics from other geographic and cultural areas, will give papers on paradigmatic city culture and emphasize, this time, the customs and costumes cultivated in this type of identitary context. Prestigious keynote speakers will add a special touch to the event. The opening address will be given by Joep Leersssen, a leading cultural historian and professor of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam; other keynotes will include prof. Andrew Sanders of Durham University and prof. Mihaela Irimia of Bucharest University.

Full programme in attachment.

Flavio Gregori and Mihaela Irimia


L'evento si terrà in italiano


Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Bucharest, Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, Romanian Cultural Institute


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Poster 3915 KB

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