URT in Rome
Via del Sudario, 44 - 00186 Roma
VAT number 02118311006
Tax code 80054330586
The birth of Urt and the collaboration with Libraries of Rome
The Research Unit was born from the scientific collaboration between CNR-Ismed and the Istituzione Biblioteche e centri culturali di Roma Capitale, based on the research project "Storia delle migrazioni: ricerca e disseminazione". The Ismed-Cnr - and first the Issm-Cnr - has developed a high level of expertise in the study of migration history, placing itself at the centre of national and international scientific debate. The collaboration with the Libraries active in the Roman territory is articulated on a triple need:
The attention towards the Roman migratory reality stems from the observation of an evident lack of studies on the Italian capital as a pole attracting flows. Rome is not comprehensible without considering its migratory history, just as migrations in the Mediterranean context are difficult to read without focusing on the role of this great metropolis.
Via del Sudario 44 (secondo piano), Roma
History of migration: research and dissemination
The study of migratory phenomena is currently recognized as one of the strategic axes of analysis for the understanding of today's world. The high intensity of human relationships and mobility networks is at the heart of global social, economic and demographic change. In Italy, however, the debate on migration is today dominated by the coexistence of opposing positions, which have polarized the attention of public opinion and have greatly influenced research activity. The priority objective of the research unit is to bring the scientific discussion back into the context of a serious research perspective on mobility, in order to better understand the migratory phenomena and the societies in which they take shape. The research unit intends to continue the organization of periodic cycles of public initiatives within the municipal libraries dedicated to the dissemination, training and dissemination of research produced in the field of migration history. Particular attention will be given to the development of digital products for dissemination and educational purposes. Within the history of migration a particular importance will be given to the specificity of the history of the territory where the city of Rome is located as an interweaving of the history of immigration in ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary ages.
The Urt has the following objectives:
The scientific products expected are: