Prof. Eleonora Diamanti Part of Scientific Committee of International Conference on Night Studies

John Cabot University Communications Professor Eleonora Diamanti will be part of the scientific committee of the upcoming 1st International Conference on Night Studies, organized in Lisbon and held online on July 2-4, 2020. The conference will present internationally renowned experts, scholars, professionals, and artists on, and of, the night. The main goal of the event is to build a platform for sharing ongoing research, opening a critical and interdisciplinary debate, and bringing together academia and society. 

Guardians of the Night Directed by Eleonora Diamanti and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournie

Guardians of the Night

Night is explored under different perspectives within social science and the humanities: from geography to anthropology, from literature to media studies. The panels will cover topics including: night economy; myth; public policies; urban development and the 24h city; night workers; night transportation and urban mobility; nightlife, gentrification, and tourism; culture and arts; lighting in urban space: artistic, functional and environmental practices; security and control; nightlife, culture, and inclusion; informality, exclusion and/or marginality in the nocturnal city; nocturnal soundscapes, atmospheres, and ambiances.

The event is organized by the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL), the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA), the Institute of Sociology – University of Porto (ISUP) and the LXNIGHTS Network. 

Professor Diamanti will also present her ethnographic experimental film Guardians of the Night (2018), co-directed with Professor Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (University of Victoria), and participate in a Q&A session on July 3. Professor Diamanti’s film was also selected to be showcased online at the upcoming 16th European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Biennial Conference on July 22, and at the Besides the Screen 2020 Conference on July 22-24. 

Professor Diamanti holds a Ph.D. in Semiotics from the Université du Québec à Montréal, focusing on an interdisciplinary approach in urban humanities. She is a former post-doctoral fellow at McGill University’s School of Architecture where she was affiliated with the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation and the Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria. Her interest in festivals, media, and the city brought her to work on nocturnal practices: from entertainment venues, like Italian discotheques, to radical spaces at night through an aesthetic creative approach. 

Read more about Professor Diamanti’s film.