Open-BUC | Open-Book

Meetings with authors

From 12 January to 4 April 2017
Versione stampabile

17.30 pm
Where: Central University Library, “Le Albere”, via Adalberto Libera - Trento

The new Biblioteca Universitaria Centrale is much more than an ordinary library, it is also a place where people can meet and discuss.

The University of Trento intends to promote this service through a series of lectures with its Professors, who will present their books to students and citizens, everyone can attend. Lectures range from ethology to history of inventions, from Iceland to parenthood to human smuggling.

Next event:

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

  • Massimiano Bucchi, Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research

Per un pugno di idee. Storie di innovazioni che hanno cambiato la nostra vita (A fistful of ideas)
(Bompiani)

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What are we talking about when we talk about innovation? Massimiano Bucchi tells us that there are intricate and very fascinating pathways behind this overused, worn out term. From the fork to the Kalashnikov, this book brings together stories of innovations that have changed our lives, and demonstrates their nature of non-linear, collective processes, that cannot be ascribed to individual genius but derive from often unexpected sources. In culture, technique, sports, cinema and cuisine, this is an exciting and educational tale of small changes that turned into huge breakthroughs. This book (which translates into English as “A handful of ideas”) was the inspiration for “Da dove viene”, a special feature of the 2016 edition of Piero Angela’s Superquark (Raiuno), it was presented in many tv and radio shows (Pane Quotidiano/RAI3, Fahreneit Radio3, RTL, Radio2, Radio24) and reviewed in the main newspapers and magazines in Italy.

Full programme:

Thursday, 12 January 2017

  • Giorgio Vallortigara, Professor at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC

Piccoli equivoci tra noi animali. Siamo sicuri di capirci con le altre specie?
(with Lisa Vozza, Zanichelli)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

  • Massimiano Bucchi, Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research

Per un pugno di idee. Storie di innovazioni che hanno cambiato la nostra vita (A fistful of ideas)
(Bompiani)

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

  • Claudio Giunta, Professor at the Department of Humanities

Tutta la solitudine che meritate. Viaggio in Islanda
(with Giovanna Silva, Quodlibet)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

  • Paola Venuti, Professor at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Genitorialità. Fattori biologici e culturali dell’essere genitori
(with Marc H. Bornstein, Il Mulino)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

  • Giorgio Daidola, Professor at the department of Economics and Management

Ski spirit. Sciare oltre le piste
(Alpine Studio)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

  • Andrea Di Nicola, Professor at the Faculty of Law

Confessioni di un trafficante di uomini
(with Giampaolo Musumeci, Chiarelettere)

 

Free admission. Reservation is recommended (book online)

Further information:
eventiunitn [at] unitn.it