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Annual Conference in Memory of Valeria Solesin

29 January 2018
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Where: Department of Sociology and Social Research, via Verdi 26 - Trento - Aula Kessler.

***Video archive (part I)***


***Video archive (part II)***


The University of Trento, with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, are pleased to announce the second Conference in Memory of Valeria Solesin, the young Italian researcher who was killed in the Paris terrorist attack at the Bataclan theatre on 13 November 2015.

Valeria Solesin was born and raised in Venice, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Trento and was completing her doctoral thesis at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on contemporary fertility behaviour in Italy and France.

Her main research interests included gender inequalities in the labour market, family and fertility decisions and behaviours, welfare policies.

The purpose of this conference is to remember Valeria Solesin by giving young researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their work on recent developments in the fields of demography, economics, and sociology.

Contributions can be theoretical, empirical or policy-oriented, and those addressing the following specific topics are particularly welcome:

  • gender inequalities
  • the role of women in the labour market and in society
  • welfare policies targeted to the labour supply of women and fertility decisions
  • marriage, family and sexuality

Young scholars, PhD students and postdocs, are encouraged to apply.

Draft programme

First part - in Italian
Chair: Barbara Poggio
10.00 Welcome speech
11.00 Keynote speech
  • Linda Laura Sabbadini, ISTAT, Istituto nazionale di statistica - Crisi, mercato del lavoro femminile e andamento della fecondità 
12.00 Prize-giving and scientific presentation of the winner
Enrica Maria Martino, The Labor Cost of Motherhood: Is a Shorter Leave Helpful?
13.00 Buffet
Second part - in English
Chair: Stefani Scherer
14.30 Keynote speech
15.30 Scientific Presentation - Finalists
Stefano Cantalini, Does the birth of a child affect careers equally? Education, timing of parenthood and occupational career among male and female in Italy 
Daniela Piazzalunga, Till Money Us Do Part: Property Division at Divorce and Married Couples’ Time Use Behaviour
Annalisa Frigo & Eric Roca, Roots of Gender Equality: The Persistence effect of the Beguinages on Attitudes Toward Women
17.00 Conclusion

At 12:45, in the presence of authorities and of Mrs. Luciana Milani, the square by the new hall of residence in via Lampi will be named after Valeria Solesin.

Valeria Solesin Best Paper Award

Four selected papers will be presented at the conference and considered for the “Valeria Solesin Prize”. The prize winner, in addition to travel and accommodation expenses, will receive an award amounting to 3,000.00 euro.

Scientific Committee
  • Gabriella Berloffa, University of Trento
  • Agar Brugiavini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Virginie De Luca Barrusse, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Eleonora Matteazzi, University of Trento
  • Renaud Orain, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Cristina Orso, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Simona Piattoni, University of Trento
  • Barbara Poggio, University of Trento
  • Stefani Scherer, University of Trento

Ufficio Equità e Diversità, via Calepina 14 - Trento
equitadiversita [at]
Tel. 0039 0461 281281-1144