3rd International Doctoral Symposium on Asian and African Studies (IDSAAS III)


Jointly organized by Sapienza University of Rome and University of Venice Ca’ Foscari

With the participation of

Heidelberg University, Tohoku University, and Lancaster University


On March 3 - 4 2023 the Department “Italian Institute of Oriental Studies” of Sapienza University of Rome will host the 3rd International Doctoral Symposium on Asian and African Studies (IDSAAS III). In this gathering, hosted for the second time by Sapienza, national and international doctoral students will present their research in different fields of Asian and African Studies, favouring discussion and exchange of views among young scholars.  At the of end of each day, there will also be individual tutoring sessions.

The Symposium will focus on several topics:

  • Different strategies for teaching and learning Asian and African languages
  • Socio-political and ethnical identity issues through media
  • Connections between literature and traditions
  • Gender related issues



In person: Edificio Marco Polo, viale dello Scalo San Lorenzo 82, Rome

March 3rd: Sala Riunioni 1, 3rd  floor

March 4th: Room 101, 1st floor

Online: https://forms.gle/Vwop4DC2RmhLbj4f8

After filling out the form, a message will appear with the Zoom link to register; those who do not already have a Zoom account will need to create one. Once registration is complete, you will receive the link to join the symposium.



March 3rd

09.00-09.10 Institutional greetings

09.10-10.00 Keynote speech, Prof. Joseph Sanzo, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari

10.00 – 11.20 PANEL 1: Building identities: between cinematic discourses and self-representation               strategies

11.20 – 11.40 short break

11.40 – 13.00 PANEL 2: Beyond gender boundaries: reflections on media and social movements

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (for speakers and commentators)

14.00 – 15.50 PANEL 3: Wandering through texts: analyzing and retelling traditions

15.50 – 16.10 short break

16.10 – 17:30 PANEL 4: Exploring the relationship between individuals, institutions, and narrations: from the post-war period to the present day

17.30-19.30 One-to-one tutoring time

March 4th

09.10-10.00 Keynote speech: prof. Francesco Zappa, Sapienza University of Rome

10.00 – 11.20 PANEL 5: Language teaching and learning: investigating different realities

11.20-11.50 Break

11.50 -12.45 PANEL 6: Linguistics and the Art of Teaching

12.45-13.45 One-to-one tutoring time

For the full program see the attachment on the website.



Federica Casalin, Università di Roma Sapienza

Nicoletta Pesaro, Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari



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