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University buildings maps

Sant’Agostino ground floor & first floor

Pignolo ground floor, first floor & second floor



Programme Overview

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Programme Overview ERQ16

General Programme

See and/or download the General Programme here.

Detailed Programme

You can look and/or download the Detailed Programme here

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Side events

Social Dinner

On Thursday evening, 8:30 pm there will be a buffet dinner within the splendid setting of the Restaurant La Marianna (Largo Colle Aperto, 4 – Bergamo: n. 3 on the general map, or see ). You can book for you and your guests, if any, by contacting (dinner fee: 25 euro).

Morning Run

Friday and Saturday morning at 6:15 am sharp. Meeting point: in front of the Palazzo della Ragione (n. 5 on the general map, or see ). If you intend to participate, please send an email to  and .

Pasolini Documentary Film Presentation

On Friday evening, 7:30 pm at the main conference venue (Aula Conferenze, Sant’Agostino University Building – n. 1 on the general map) we will project the documentary Pasolini inedito, appunti per un romanzo sull’immondezza / Unseen Pasolini: notes for a story about waste (32 min., by Mimmo Calopresti). Introduction by Nick Dines. The event is organized in collaboration with Lab 80.

The film is in Italian but has limited dialogue. Hand-outs with a translation of the key interviews will be distributed to non-Italian speakers.

Meet the Board

ERQ Directors and Editorial Board members are available on Saturday, 3-5 pm to answer questions and offer suggestions about submitting and publishing articles, review essays and other kinds of contributions to Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa.

The meeting will be held at Il Circolino (Vicolo Sant’Agata, 19 – Bergamo: n. 4 on the general map, or see ). If you like, you can also join the board at lunch (from around 1:30 pm).

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Contributors must register by April 15, 2016 at the latest to be included in the Conference Programme


Standard fee (full time employed scholars): € 100 by April 1, 2016; € 150 after April 1, 2016.

Reduced fee (PhD, unemployed/part-time scholars): € 75 by April 1, 2016; € 100 after April 1, 2016.

The fee includes:

  • access to all conference sessions;
  • yearly subscription to the journal Etnografia e Ricerca qualitativa (publishing articles in Italian, English and French);
  • buffet lunch on June 10, 2016 and coffee breaks;
  • certificate of attendance to the conference;
  • access to the pre-conference workshop if you apply and are then selected.

With an additional fee of € 15, it is possible to obtain a two-year subscription to the journal.

Optional additional fee for the Social Dinner: € 25



Yearly subs.

Two-year subs.

Yearly subs.

Two-year subs.

Early bird registration

€ 100

€ 115

€ 75

€ 90

Late registration

€ 150

€ 165

€ 100

€ 115



In order to register for the conference, please fill the registration form (.doc or .pdf) and send it, together with proof of bank transfer if you are not paying by credit card, to:


Società editrice il Mulino
Strada Maggiore 37
40125 Bologna



The registration fee will be fully refunded until May 8, 2016.


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Where to eat

Restaurants & Co.

Al Donizetti, via Gombito, 17  
Agnello d’oro, via Gombito, 22  
Ciccio Passami l’Olio, via Sant’Alessandro, 24  
Colleoni & dell’Angelo, Piazza Vecchia  
Del Gourmet, via San Vigilio  
Il Sole, via B. Colleoni, 1  
La Marianna, Largo Colle Aperto  
Ol Giopi e La Margì, via Borgo Palazzo, 27  
Ristorante/Pizzeria Arlecchino, Piazza S. Anna,1h
Ristorante/Pizzeria 900, via dello Statuto, 23
Ristorante/Pizzeria S. Vigilio, via San Vigilio  
Ristorante Pizzeria da Franco, via Colleoni, 8,
Il Circolino, via Sant’Agata 19,
Ristorante Marienplatz Hostaria, via Pignolo, 37  
Trattoria D’ Ambrosio Giuliana, via Broseta, 58  
Trattoria Sant’Ambroeus, Piazza Vecchia  
Osteria di via Solata, via Solata  
L’Osteria del vino buono, Piazza Mercato delle scarpe, tel
Il Pianone, via Castagneta,
Trattoria da Ornella, Via Gombito,
Ristorante Pizzeria da Mimmo, via Colleoni,
Lounge Bar, Take away Città alta, Bergamo.
Caffè del Tasso, Piazza Vecchia,
Ai Giardini (Aperitivi & Drink), , P.zale della Repubblica, 2 b
Bar S. Vigilio, via Castello di S. Vigilio  
Bar Le Iris, viale Vittorio Emanuele II, 12  
Blue Bar (Tavola calda), via Stezzano
Birreria del Pozzo Bianco, via Porta Dipinta, 30  
Pub Papageno, via B. Colleoni, 1b  
Tsunami (Sushi bar, ristorante giapponese) organizza colazioni, via Statuto, 19 A
Vineria Cozzi, via B. Colleoni, 22  

How to get there

Conference Venues: (Piazzale Sant’Agostino, 2  &  Via Pignolo, 123)

From Orio al Serio International Airport

Bus ATB no. 1 to Città Alta (Upper Town) – Bus stop: Porta Sant’Agostino.

(The bus ticket from the Airport costs 2,10€ per trip; the journey will take half an hour; buses run every 15 minutes.)

From Bergamo Railway Station

Bus ATB no. 1 to Città Alta (Upper Town) – Bus stop: Porta Sant’Agostino

(The bus ticket from the Railway Station costs 1,25€ per trip; the ticket is valid for 75 minutes; the journey will take around 15 minutes; buses run every 15 minutes.)

From the highway

Exit the highway A4. Follow signs for BERGAMO CENTRO, via Autostrada.
Take: via San Giorgio. Procede to: via Pietro Paleocapa.
Continue toward: viale Papa Giovanni XXIII. Arrival at: Largo Porta Nuova.         Procede along: viale Roma. Then take: viale Vittorio Emanuele II.  Arrival at: Porta Sant’Agostino.

You reach: Piazzale Sant’Agostino, 2 (main Conference Venue).

For information:




Bergamo (Italy) – June 8-11, 2016


Organized by:

University of Bergamo

Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa (ERQ) / Ethnography and Qualitative Research

il Mulino

Since 2006, the Bergamo conference of ethnography has become an increasingly recognised and established scientific meeting for social researchers at the Italian national level. In 2014, the conference has been opened to international participants adopting English as second working language. The 2016 Conference aims to preserve and renew the rich intellectual discourse engaged in the previous editions. Researchers from across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, political sciences, arts & humanities, education, social work, geography, cultural studies, science and technology studies, and gender studies are invited to present their research and discuss their findings in a lively, relatively informal environment. The mission of the conference is to:

  • foster scholarly exchange and facilitate collaborative research among senior and junior scholars based at different universities and research centres in Europe and abroad;

  • support the dissemination of fresh research;

  • encourage PhD students at different stage of their research career to share and present preliminary findings and fieldwork experience;

  • welcome graduate and under-graduate students as audience to the conference and active participants in the discussion.

The conference embraces and endorses a broad, ambitious view of ethnographic research. Ethnography is understood as an inquiry into the processes, implications, and meanings of social life and culture in groups, organizations, and institutions across diverse social spaces and settings. Accordingly, contributions to the conference can be based on a variety of methods, including but not limited to participant observation, in-depth interviews, focus group, auto-ethnography, visual ethnography, discourse studies, video-based research and other forms of inquiry inspired and informed by ethnographic sensibility. The Conference welcomes theoretically informed and methodologically sound proposals that contribute to the substantive knowledge of the social world.The format is based on 3-hour sessions with 5 paper presentations per session, leaving as much room as possible to open discussion.


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Scientific & Organizing Committee

Chiara Bassetti, University of Trento & CNR ( / ) – coordination

Elena Bougleux, University of Bergamo ()

Andrea Mubi Brighenti, University of Trento ()

Luca Carollo, University of Milano () – secretariat

Nick Dines, Middlesex University ()

Giolo Fele, University of Trento ()

Elena Fontanari, University of Milano ()

Paola Gandolfi, University of Bergamo ()

Pier Paolo Giglioli, University of Bologna ()

Marco Marzano, University of Bergamo ()

Gianmarco Navarini, University of Milano Bicocca ()

Francesca Pasquali, University of Bergamo ()

Domenico Perrotta, University of Bergamo ()

Federico Rahola, University of Genova ()

How to Submit

To submit your proposal please send an e-mail to the convenor/s of the session of your choice and to the conference committee (), indicating the title of the chosen session. Please send:

  • the title of your talk and an abstract of maximum 1000 words (.doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, .rtf);
  • your contact details (full name, e-mail, post address and affiliation) and those of your co-author/s, if any;
  •  if you like (we would like!), a short videotalk (2 min. max.), not necessarily a piece of what your proposed talk would be, but a sort of teaser trailer for it, and a piece of you too (by sending the video, you thereby allow the organizing committee to upload the video at its discretion, in full or cut form, on the youtube channel of Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa: ).

Abstracts (and video talks) must be submitted in English. The official languages of the conference, however, are Italian, English, and French; for each session, languages will be used depending on the participants composition.

Proposal must be submitted by January 15, 2016 January 24, 2016.

Acceptance of proposals will be notified by March 8, 2016.

Contributors must register by April 15, 2016 to be included in the program.

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Conference Venues:

Primary venue: Sant’Agostino University Building, Piazzale Sant’Agostino, 2 – Bergamo Città Alta / High Town (n. 1 on the general map);

Secondary venue: Pignolo University Building, Via Pignolo, 123 – Bergamo Città Alta / High Town (n. 2 on the general map).

University buildings maps


How to get there


Where to eat

Touristic Info

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Accommodation in Bergamo


CentralHostelBG is proud to offer you the opportunity to live a wonderful vacation in Bergamo. For a small price you may stay right in the earth of Bergamo, just few steps far from Via XX Settembre and 3 minutes walking from the Bus/Train station.

Bergamo Youth Hostel is situated in Monterosso, not far from the city center, but at the same time in a green and silent residential area. We are very proud to be a small, but extremely well-kept hostel where everything, starting from the chirping of birds ending with the scent of the flowers that grow both in the garden and on the roof garden is meant to guarantee our guest will feeling at home and relax!



The Hotel and Restaurant “il Sole”, established in 1796, is located in a building dating back to the 13th century in the heart of historic Bergamo Alta and facing Piazza Vecchia. You will be welcomed into the hotel’s warm and familiar atmosphere, and comfortable rooms. The restaurant conveniently located downstairs serves typical regional dishes.

The Albergo Agnello D’oro is a hotel situated in the heart of the Old Town, close to the University of Bergamo. Address: Via Gombito 22, Bergamo 39

The Hotel San Lorenzo is a four star hotel situated in the Old Town city centre. Address:  Piazza Lorenzo Mascheroni 9/A Bergamo

The Hotel Piazza Vecchia is located in a historical home of the XIV century. It is  situated in the heart of the Old Town, close to the University of Bergamo. The design and renovation was designed by the architect Edoardo Milesi, one of the leading exponents of ecological design and sustainable Italian architecture.

The Hotel Il Gourmet is situated close to the old Venetian walls of St. Vigilio, around a hundred meters from the Old Town city centre. Address: Via S. Vigilio, 1 Bergamo

The Best Western Cappello d’Oro is a four star hotel situated close to Porta Nuova, in the city centre of the modern town. The area is well-connected by the city transports and close to the railway station.

The Arli Hotel is a three star hotel situated close to Porta Nuova, in the city centre of the modern town. The area is well-connected by the city transports and close to the railway station.

The Hotel Città dei Mille is a three star hotel situated close to the highway exit of Bergamo. Address: Via Autostrada 3/C Bergamo

The Best Western Hotel Piemontese is a four star hotel located on the main street of the city of Bergamo, a few steps from the new railway station. Address: Piazza Marconi 11, Bergamo

The San Giorgio Bergamo Hotel is a comfortable accommodation for your stay in Bergamo for business and tourism reasons. The hotel is located near the railway station and the bus station, close to the centre of Bergamo.



The B&B ACCADEMIA is a family house in the city center of Bergamo. In Bergamo center, the house is quiet with garden and safe parking car, 10 minute walk to the Città Alta. Address: Via F. Baracca, 3 Bergamo

Alla Funicolare: situated in the heart of Bergamo, just in front of “the low” Funicular, this B&B has 3 comfortable rooms and 2 baths at the first floor of a Liberty house. The position is ideally located for visiting the Low City and also the historical centre of High City, reachable in 2 minutes with the characteristic Funicular. Address: Via Locatelli 75

Entro Le Mura is a historic house with its own gardens set in a green part of Bergamo’s Città Alta. Piazza Vecchia, the main square, is 100 metres away. Address: via San Lorenzo 26  Bergamo 1

The B&B Alba is located in the center of the old town, Città Alta, on Via Salvecchio, 2, just on the corner with via Colleoni and few steps from Piazza Vecchia.

The bed and breakfast Botton d’Oro is located in the most ancient and central suburb of Upper Town, in front of the ruins of the Roman Bergamum, near the splendid Piazza Vecchia. Address: Vicolo Aquila Nera, 6/8 Bergamo 4

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