Convention / Congress

GTR22 – Trento Days On Rhetoric

Rhetoric, Communication And Social Responsibility
23 May 2022
24 May 2022
Start time 
4:00 pm
Palazzo di Giurisprudenza - Via Verdi 53, Trento
Sala Conferenze Fulvio Zuelli
Target audience: 
University community
Free – Registration required
Contact details: 
Segreteria - Facoltà di Giurisprudenza


We are pleased to announce the GTR22 - Trento Days On Rhetoric. The Conference will be held on May 23-24, 2022 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento.
GTR22-Trento Days on Rhetoric will address a range of scientific, social, policy issues around the deliberative communication and the role of rhetoric. Panels will discuss about communicating as a social practice, offering some explanations on how personal involvement is achieved, how it is possible to combine freedom and responsibility in public communication, why rhetoric is necessary and what is its relationship with argumentative practice.
The working language is English.
Conference themes include, but are not limited to:

  • rhetoric and philosophy
  • rhetoric in the media
  • rhetoric in public communication
  • rhetoric of political discourse
  • rhetoric of religious discourse
  • rhetoric in education
  • history of rhetoric
  • argumentation and law
  • argumentation theory
  • epistemological, axiological, juridical pluralism


May 23, 2022

Session 1 - 3.00 pm - 6.45 pm

Rhetoric and Argumentation 

Session Chair: Maurizio Manzin (University of Trento)

3.00-3.15 Greetings from the authorities and introduction to the conference
3.15-4.15 Keynote Speech

                Christopher W. Tindale (University of Windsor, Canada)
4.15-4.45 Discussion
4.45-5.15 Coffee Break 
5.15-6.45 Paper Presentations*
                Leo Groarke (University of Trent, Canada)
                Francesco Ferraro (University of Milan)
                Jean Wagemans (University of Amsterdam)
                Ádám Pölcz (Lorand University of Budapest)
                Silvia Corradi (University of Trento)

8.00-11.00 Conference Dinner

May 24, 2022

Session 2 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rhetoric, Truth and Social Communication

Session Chair: Federico Puppo (University of Trento)

9.00-11.00 Panel Discussion
                  Franca D’Agostini (University of Milan) 
                  Francesca Piazza (University of Palermo) 
                  Francesca Santulli (University of Venice)
11.00-11.15 Morning Coffee
11.15-1.00 Discussion

1.00-3.00 Conference Lunch

Session 33:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Paper presentations

Session Chair: Serena Tomasi (University of Trento)

3.00-5.00 Paper presentations*
                Marko Novak (University of Ljubljana)
                Gabrijela Kišicek, Davor Nicolic (University of Zagreb)
                Kinga Rogowska, Ewa Modrzejewska (University of Warsaw)
                Lorenzo Zoppellari (University of Trento)
                Paolo Ciccioli (University of Trento)

*Paper presentations guidelines

Presenters will have a maximum of 20 minutes allocated to their presentation and any questions/discussion. We recommend having questions and answers after each talk to ensure all speakers have equal chances to engage with the audience.
As presenter, bring your presentation (ideally, in .ppt or .pdf format) on a USB drive to the room in which your session will take and installing it on the main computer prior to the start of your session. Technical assistance will be available.

Note: the conference will take place in person.
In case of limitations or difficulties due to the Covid19 emergency, the Zoom platform will be used. 

Important Dates

  • Call For Paper - submission deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Call For Paper - acceptance notification: April 30, 2022
  • Conference Registration: May, 2-16, 2022
  • Conference Dates: May, 23-24, 2022

Call for Papers

Topic list:
Rhetoric and philosophy, rhetoric in law, rhetoric in the media, rhetoric of political discourse, rhetoric of religious discourse, rhetoric in education, rhetoric in public communication, history of rhetoric, pluralism.

The Call for Papers is closed

Registration to GTR-2022

GTR-2022 is free of charge, but is is mandatory to register.

The registration is closed.

Please register to the event (no fees required)
Please notify us (in the registration form)  if you will attend the Social Dinner on the evening of May 23 at 8.00 pm. The cost is 40,00€ each. The amount should be paid directly to the restaurant. You will also be asked of any dietary requirements.

Planning Committee

  • Prof. Maurizio Manzin
  • Prof. Federico Puppo
  • Dr. Serena Tomasi

Organizing Committee

  • Address: CERMEG c / o Faculty of Law, via G. Verdi n. 53, 38122 TRENTO, e-mail: federico.puppo [at]
  • For any additional information please contact us via email serena.tomasi_1 [at]

How to reach us - Hotels

  • How to reach us, University of Trento webpage with infos
  • Hotels, with University of Trento special rates; please mention you are coming to a University event, thank you