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du jeudi 08 novembre 2018 au vendredi 09 novembre 2018
Politics, protest and engagement: working with a changing landscape of student activism in the 21st century
HUMANE Autumn Seminar November 8-9, 2018 Hosted by the University of Trento
While sit-ins, marches and clashes with authorities are still a feature of student activism, only a tiny proportion of the student body in most universities is involved in this kind of political activity.
The reality of contemporary student activism is more nuanced. Students are involved in manifold forms of political activity that often falls somewhere between ‘political’ activism and civic engagement. Political expression takes many and varied forms, from activism aimed at changing university governance, partnering with extra-institutional campaigns such as Fossil Free, or participating in student union/university administered social enterprises and volunteering programmes. And a small proportion of students are being radicalised by extremist groups.
With contributing speakers from Italy, France, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands and Australia, as well as student activists, our seminar at the University of Trento aims to explore how university administrations are adapting to this changing landscape. The programme will be of interest to heads of administration as well as their key colleagues involved in managing student affairs.
The programme includes a short tour of the MUSE - the Trento Science Museum, where a drinks reception will also be held.
The HUMANE Dinner will be in the spectacular ‘Big Void’ of the museum.
The seminar will be held from midday Thursday 8 to midday Friday 9 November, allowing participants to travel home for the weekend, or stay over for the weekend in the beautiful alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Practical information about travel and accommodation can be viewed here. Verona is the closest airport linked by fast and frequent trains to Trento, about 60 minutes away