Comparing Parliamentary Cultures

Models of political representation and national identities

The Conference is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of United Italy (1861-2011) and the 200th Anniversary of the Sicilian Constitution (1812).

There are seven main themes:
  1. Representing the Old Regime: Representative Assemblies and Parliaments
  2. Parliaments and constitutional models in the XIXth-XXth century
  3. Leaders and actors in parliamentary life: cultural education and political career
  4. Political institutions and society in Italian States before Unity
  5. The role of representative institutions in Italian nation-building
  6. Parliaments under the Crown of Aragon
  7. Development of parliamentary institutions in Sicily

Papers are invited about these themes.

Professor Andrea Romano, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Messina is the organizer of the Conference.

Partecipation Fees

All attendees need to register for the conference and pay the registration fee:
  • € 100 Members
  • € 110 Non members participating in the Congress
  • € 80 Accompanying persons
  • € 60 for young researchers (max 35 years old), not officially employed at any universities or research institutes.

Scientific coordination:
Prof. Andrea Romano,
Presidenza Facoltà di Scienze Politiche,
Dipartimento di Studi Europei e Mediterranei
Università degli Studi di Messina
Piazza XX Settembre, 4, 98122 Messina.
e-mail: presidescienzepolitiche@unime.it


Please make all payments by bank transfer to:
Dipartimento di Studi Europei e Mediterranei, Università degli Studi di Messina,
IBAN: IT 54E0200816511000300055715
Details of wire: Registration fee: Conference ICHR

Payments could be also made at UNICREDIT, payable to Università degli Studi di Messina, code 9050767.
Registration payments made by Direct Bank Deposit Transfer must be sent by fax to +39 090 770589

The registration fee includes:
  • conference attendance
  • reception buffet
  • dinner in Palermo
  • daily tea breaks and lunch
  • social dinner in Taormina
  • transfers
  • conference proceedings.
  • certificate of regular partecipation to the Conference

Organizing Secretary
Dr. Carmen Trimarchi
Dipartimento di Studi Europei e Mediterranei
Università degli Studi di Messina
Piazza XX Settembre, 4
98122 Messina

Dr. Carmen Trimarchi can be contacted
by e-mail at ctrimarchi@unime.it
by phone: +39 090 6764883