EUROPEAN SCHOLARS FOR THE HUMANITIES – A MANIFESTO (SIGN, IF YOU PLEASE)

Our ex Aiscli Board Members Marta Cariello and Luigi Cazzato devised a document intended as a commentary and
an intervention into the mined fields of ‘democracy’ and ‘citizenship’ in contemporary Europe. The old and new Boards of AISCLI
have worked through its original inception and eventually shared it with our members and with other associations.
WHAT RESULTED IS THIS DOCUMENT AND THE CALL TO DISSEMINATE ITS CONTENTS, ITS SPIRIT, OUR COMMON WILL TO LET OUR VOICES – AND ALL VOICES – HEARD!
European Scholars for the Humanities
A MANIFESTO
 
from Bari, to Villa Vigoni, to Europe and beyond 

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here


We are sharing this MANIFESTO as a call for translating academic knowledge into “acts of citizenship”.

It is the result of a long-distance collaboration between the members of AISCLI (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio delle Culture e Letterature in lingua Inglese) who gathered at the University of Bari in February 2019, and a wide network of postcolonial scholars who took part in the “Citizenship, Law and Literature” workshop at Villa Vigoni (Loveno di Menaggio, Como) in March 2019. At Villa Vigoni we shared the original Italian document proposed by our AISCLI colleagues Marta Cariello and Luigi Cazzato; we translated and reworked it, having shared a set of preoccupations concerning the way contemporary European societies are moving, as well as our trust in the role academic institutions and the humanities can still play in keeping democracy and freedom in view.

We are sending out this MANIFESTO as a message in a bottle, hoping it may reach as many people as possible. We ask all who read and agree with its contents to sign and disseminate it widely through their own networks, institutions, associations, and in their academic environment, thank you. 

Annalisa Oboe
Director of the postcolonialitalia project
Editor of From the European South: a transdisciplinary journal of postcolonial humanities
University of Padova
Italy

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