Family and intimate relationships

1st National  Phd Conference in Social Sciences  

Padua, 23rd-25th June 2016

The discussion around family, well debated and researched topic in the Social Science, is always of great interest as family is part of everyday life experience of us all. Assuming the variety of ‘doing’ family, the purpose of this session is to describe, analyse and give meaning to this field in a transversal, multidisciplinary, inclusive and original way. Both theoretical and empirical contributions will be accepted, mainly on the following topics (original contributions on different but related areas will also be evaluated):

  • types of families and their forms;
  • love, friendship;
  • intergenerational relationships;
  • welfare state e family policies;
  • couple and parenthood;
  • family, reconciliation, work;
  • transnational families and migrations;
  • life cycle and family systems;
  • techniques and methodologies of the intimate life;
  • contemporary family and everyday life;
  • kinship networks.


Abstracts should be up to 300 words (bibliography not included), and be written either in Italian or in English and must be sent by February 20, 2016 via email to: adding the title of the session in the subject of the email: Family and intimate relationships”.

Abstracts must have the following structure:

title, author(s)*, text, keywords.

* author’s contact details and a short biography (up to 100 words).

The result of the evaluation will be notified to authors by 20 March 2016. Please note that to participate to the conference you need to sign up (free) which will be available on the appropriate form on the website from March 20, 2015 until 30 April, 2015. For organizational reasons we invite applicants to register by the deadline[1].

Authors of selected abstracts have to send a paper up to 35,000 characters (including spaces and bibliography) by 31 May 2016 to the same e-mail address.

At the end, contribution may be collected for scientific publications cured by the referee of the session together with the author(s).


Angela Tiano, PhD Student in Social Sciences, FISPPA Department – University of Padova

Francesca Bianco, PhD Student in Social Sciences, FISPPA Department – University of Padova

Marta Prandelli, PhD Student in Social Sciences, FISPPA Department – University of Padova


[1] Coffee breaks and spritz-time are included.

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