UCL European Institute


Free Movement in Post-Brexit Europe: Towards a UCL Centre in Rome

10 April 2017–11 April 2017, 3:00 pm–6:30 pm


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The British School at Rome and the UCL Global Engagement Office are organising a two-day conference in Rome bringing together leading researchers in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, from Italy and the UK, to explore challenges and opportunities for academic collaboration.
Monday 10 April, 3.00pm - Tuesday 11th April, 6.30pm

Monday 10 April 3.00pm
to Tuesday 11 April 6.30pm

To register, please contact the organiser.
The British School at Rome
Via Antonio Gramsci 61
00197, Rome


Monday, 10 April 2017

Welcome and Introductions (15.00-15.30)

Christopher Smith (BSR)
Florian Mussgnug (UCL)
Roberto Antonelli (Accademia dei Lincei)
Luca Pietromarchi (Roma Tre)
Luciano Saso (La Sapienza)

The Future of International Research in Europe (15.30-17.00)

Chair: Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)

Antonio La Spina (LUISS)
Free movement of students, researchers and workers: EU policies and their impact

Uta Staiger (UCL)
Discourse, Politics, Culture: Talking Brexit across the Channel (and Why it Matters)

Luciano Saso (La Sapienza)
The strategic role of the cooperation between British and European Universities in this difficult moment for Europe

Tea and Coffee (17.00-17.30)

Keeping Connections after Brexit: Britain's Future Role in European Higher Education and Research (17.30-19.00)

Giulio Cossu (Manchester)
Giandomenico Iannetti (UCL)
Aarathi Prasad (UCL)
Conor Rickford (UCL)
Rose Marie San Juan (UCL)

Chair: Florian Mussgnug (UCL)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sharing Ideas for a UCL Centre in Rome (14.30 - 16.00)

Chair: Tim Beasley-Murray (UCL)

Peg Rawes (UCL)
Planetary aesthetics: transformational ecologies for UCL and the British School at Rome

Rodney Harrison (UCL)
Prospects and Frameworks for International Research in and on a future Europe: A view from Heritage Studies

Lesley Caldwell (UCL)
UCL in Rome: Possible avenues of collaboration

Tea and Coffee (16.00 - 16.30)

Exploring Common Worlds (16.30 - 18.00)

Chair: Simona Corso (Roma Tre)

Liz Rideal
Rock, water and ghosts: splicing time in the Roman Campagna - Leverhulme discoveries

Antonella Poce (Roma Tre University)
From cultural to socio-economic capital: lessons from a post-graduate course in "Standards for Museum Education"

Clelia Clini (American University of Rome/UCL)
Singing about No Borders: exploring the value of an integrated care framework to address the need of forcibly displaced people

Discussion: UCL in Rome - Next Steps (18.00 - 18.30)

Chair: Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)


Roberto Antonelli is Professor of Romance Philology at La Sapienza University Rome and Academic Secretary for the Arts and Humanities at the National Academy of Italy, Accademia dei Lincei.

Tim Beasley-Murray is Senior Lecturer in European Culture and Thought at the UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies and Academic Director of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme.

Lesley Caldwell is a psychoanalyst, Honorary Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Italian Department at UCL, and joint organiser of the On Rome lecture series.  

Clelia Clini is Adjunct Lecturer at The American University of Rome and at John Cabot University Rome and Research Associate in the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences.

Simona Corso is Associate Professor of English Literature in the Department of Modern Languages, Literature and Culture at Roma Tre University.

Giulio Cossu is Constance Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Manchester and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, and the Accademia dei Lincei.

Rodney Harrison is Professor of Heritage Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow.  

Giandomenico Iannetti is Professor of Neuroscience in the UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Director of the GAMFI multidisciplinary research group for sensory neuroscience.

Antonio La Spina is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Political Sciences, LUISS University, Rome.

Florian Mussgnug is Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature and Director of the UCL Comparative Literature Programme.

Luca Pietromarchi is Professor of French and Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Literature and Culture at Roma Tre University.

Antonella Poce is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Sciences at Roma Tre University.

Aarathi Prasad is a coordinator within the UCL Grand Challenges programme. She develops cross-disciplinary, community-engaged research and activity related to Cultural Understanding and Transformative Technology.

Peg Rawes is Professor in Architecture and Philosophy and Programme Director of the MA Architectural History at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.

Conor Rickford is Senior Partnership Manager for Europe in the UCL Global Engagement Office.

Liz Rideal is a British Fine Art photographer and Reader at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art.

Rose Mary San Juan is Professor of History of Art in the UCL History of Art Department.

Luciano Saso is Deputy Rector for European University Networks at La Sapienza University Rome and President of the UNICA Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe.

Sonu Shamdasani is Professor of Jung History in the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society, Vice-Dean International for the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and Co-Director of the UCL Health Humanities Centre.

Christopher Smith is Director of the British School at Rome and Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews.

Uta Staiger is Executive Director of the UCL European Institute.