Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Allegory of the Good Government (1338, Siena)
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Allegory of the Good Government (1338, Siena)
10 - 12 September 2020

A Genealogy of Citizenship

In this workshop, scholars from around the globe come together for a project which traces how ideas and norms of citizenship—making und unmaking of citizens—have evolved from classical Athens to the present day, and what they can teach us about contemporary challenges.

The project analyzes fourteen milestones on the historical development of law and theory of citizenship inclusion:

[1-2] Ancient Citizenship: Classical Athens and the Roman Empire;
[3-4] Medieval citizenship: Urban Citizenship and Religious Affiliation;
[5] Calvin’s Case and Common Law;
[6-7] Modern
Empires and the Colonial World;
[8] Citizenship and Nationhood in the French Revolution (and its aftermath);
[9] American Citizenship: Dred Scott and the 14th Amendment;
[10] Changing Citizenship in/between World Wars;
[11] Gender Equality and Citizenship Inclusion;
[12] Changing Citizenship in Post-Colonial States;
[13] The Internationalization of Citizenship Law;
[14] The Europeanization of Citizenship Policy.

Attending the workshop is by invitation only. Those who wish to actively participate in the workshop can request an  invitation via email to Federico.Tomasello [at]