Open-BUC | Open-Book

Meetings with authors

From 12 January to 4 April 2017
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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 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)

Book your seat online

Parenthood is a natural experience which also includes culture-related aspects. Being a parent means, on the one side, to play a social role defined by the cultural environment you live in and, on the other, to draw on universal behaviours, common to all cultures. The subject of parenthood often leads to recurring, yet always interesting, conversations on the biological and cultural matrices of this state and, at the same time, it triggers a series of beliefs and stereotypes on the respective roles of mother and father. This gives rise to all sort of considerations: for example, some argue that mothers have a biological role while fathers have a cultural role, and that’s why the relationship between mother and child is stronger than that between the father and child; or that mothers mostly use their instinct while fathers use their rationality; that there used to be differences between the two roles, while today mothers and fathers are the same, or even that culture and evolution can modify biological matrices. And the list could go on and on forever.

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