The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Irish Society, History and Culture: 100 Years After 2016

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The conference aims to bring together distinguished scholars and younger researchers from cultural studies, history, literature, linguistics, political science and sociology. In organising this international conference we seek to contribute to the further development of an international network of scholars working on Irish studies and to promote the publication of outputs such as co-edited books or special issues of international journals. For those speakers interested in such a publication, information will be given by the Organizing Committee during the conference.

The conference will feature keynote speeches from internationally-renowned scholars

Prof. Kieran Allan, UCD
Dr. Seán Crosson, NUIG
Dr. Niall Ó Dochartaigh, NUIG
Prof. Peter Shirlow, University of Liverpool
Prof. Jennifer Todd, UCD


 Location  Events of the conference will be held at Palazzo Strozzi (Firenze, SNS), Villa Schifanoia (San Domenico, EUI, Firenze), (Piazza San Marco, UNIFI, Firenze) Italia.
 Timing  The program will begin Wednesday, October 12 at 16:00 and conclude at 18:00 on Friday, October 14.
 Registration  Conference check-in will be held at Palazzo Strozzi from 12:00 on Thursday, October 6.
 Meals  A dinner and two lunches will be available during the conference. There will be refreshment breaks between sessions.
 Internet  EUI, SNS and UNIFI offer guests free wireless access.

For questions about paper submissions, please contact 1916conference@eui.eu


Dr. Lorenzo Bosi (Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Scuola Normale Superiore),

Prof. Fiorenzo Fantaccini (Dipartimento di Lingue, Università di Firenze),

Mr. Dieter Reinisch (Department of History & Civilization, European University Institute),




Book of Abstracts



"Standing up for Science" - a documentary by Dieter Rucht

A documentary by Dieter Rucht on the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C. - now available on YouTube.


COSMOS Talks Calendar - Second Semester 2018

Read here the full calendar of the COSMOS Talks Series


Call for Application Now Open: Summer School on Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics

We are pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the 1st Summer School of the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, sponsored by the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), the European Council for Political Research (ECPR), and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).


Edited Volume - 2018

Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’. Contentious Moves

Donatella della Porta (ed.)
This edited volume ddresses a gap in research on social movements that has disregarded the origins of discontent and overlooks protest as a resource of the powerless; it offers insight into how the movement of refugees across the European Union and elsewhere activates political opportunities; it explores claims to citizenship made by refugees within processes of knowledge production and the mobilization of emotions

Journal Article - 2017

Reshaping Citizenship through Collective Action: Performative and Prefigurative Practices in the 2013–2014 Cycle of Contention in Bosnia & Hercegovina

Chiara Milan
This essay analyses the strategic practices adopted by social movement actors during the 2013 and 2014 mobilisations in Bosnia & Hercegovina. By bridging critical citizenship studies with literature on social movements, it classifies them as belonging to the realm of activist citizenship, but also as having a performative and prefigurative dimension.