Rome, Italy   August 28th - September 1st 2006

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8th International Conference on Social Representations

Social Representations: Media and Society



Location for the Registration (28th August: h: 9:00 – 15:30 - Hall)

for the Social Dinner (28th August h: 21:00 – Roof Garden) and

 for the SoReCom THEmatic NETwork Meeting and Social Dinner (30th August 2006 h: 19:30 – Libris Lounge)



Hotel Radisson Sas

Via Filippo Turati 171, 00185 Rome

 The Hotel is in the Esquilino district, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Located just a short distance from the train station. The hotel is 30 minutes far from Fiumicino Airport, at 500 m (5 minutes walking) from Termini Station, which is also the terminal of Fiumicino Airport (2 minutes walking).


Conference Venue:

The 8th International Conference on Social Representations from 28th to 31st August 2006 and for the concurrent and integrated event 12th European Ph.D. on Social Representations International Summer School (6th International Lab Meeting) from 28th to 6th September 2006 will be held at the following venue:

- Polo Didattico University of Rome La Sapienza

- via Principe Amedeo , 184 , 00185 Rome (first floor)


This Venue has been chosen both for the unique multi-cultural atmosphere of Equilino district and for its proximity to the Termini Train Station and it is just in front of the Terminal Fiumicino Airport to facilitate transfers to and from the airports.

Situated in the heart of Rome, the Rione Esquilino is one of the Seven Hills where Rome was  founded.  The more important monuments in this area are Mura Aureliane that defines its borders, Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and the Temple of Minerva Medicea.  Interesting and characteristic to visit it is also the Market of Square Vittorio Emanuele, one of the more ancient and important markets of Rome. During the Summer the Vittorio Emanuele Square (Piazza Vittorio) become an open theatre for exhibitions, cinema and cultural events.


The map below shows the different ten rooms where the sessions will take place in parallel or as plenary session (Aula Magna). We tried to  create cultural contiguity between places and themes, assigning, as much as possible, the same sub-theme to the same room over the whole duration of the conference.

Location for the Closing Ceremony of the 8th International Conference on Social Representations: 1st September 2006 h: 10:00 – 13:00

Piazza Campidoglio -  Palazzo Senatorio - Julius Caesar Room


The Closing Ceremony of the 8th International Conference on Social Representations will be held at the Campidoglio - Palazzo Senatorio - Council Chamber, also called Julius Caesar Room, because of the impressive statue from the Trajan era behind the three rows of benches on which the president of the Council, the Mayor and the committee members sit during council meetings. Another impressive statue of a naval captain, above which the old Rome coat of arms going back to the 13th century can be seen.

“Above the benches against the long side walls are old crests of popes and senators from historical memorial stones and a row of open flags of the city and the 22 council districts.

The external wall has high windows overlooking the steps of Michelangelo, who also planned the square and façade of palazzo Senatorio.

In ancient times the room was a loggia with columns and arches, part of which are still visible in the brick arcade which perhaps formed the entrance.

The imposing Michelangelo steps are opened only when important people visit and are used to reach Piazza del Campidoglio and to admire the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius from nearby and to enjoy the outstanding façade of the building.

The hall is used exceptionally for solemn occasions.

Palazzo Senatorio is overlooked by the Capitoline Tower, a project of Michelangelo changed and completed by Martino Longhi il Vecchio (1582).

The two perfectly symmetrical side buildings, Palazzo dei Conservatori, on the right and the Capitoline Museums building on the left, both with tall pillars and a porch and a row of elegant windows, reveal the magnificent and harmonious influence of Michelangelo.

The square, in the form of trapezium, is transformed into an oval by the effect of the pavement and is surrounded on three sides by groups of buildings in perfect equilibrium while the fourth side opens like a panoramic terrace on the city. “ (source: “A visit to Palazzo Senatorio” official leaflet of the Council of Rome)

In the afternoon (September 1st 2006 h: 15:00) - after the closing ceremony and a farewell lunch (September 1st 2006 h: 13 – Terrazza Caffarelli upon confirmation) - the Scientific Organiser of the VIII International Conference on Social Representations is delighted to invite you to the free visit of



8th ICSR Participants interested in the visit are kindly invited to show the personalized  invitation card at the museum entrance.

Location for the European Ph.D. on Social Representation activites

The European Ph.D. Recruitment Committee will interview the selected candidates for the a.y. 2006-07 at the European PhD on Social Representations and Communication Research Centre and Multimedia lab (Piazza d’Ara Coeli, 1), just in front - at the foot of the Campidoglio and Ara Coeli steps (September 1st 2006 h: 17:00 – 18:30).

This will be also the location for the Final Jury scheduled on September 3rd 2006 (h:11:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00). The access will be reserved to the members of the Final Jury, the candidates and a limited number of invited people.

Transport from TERMINI Station to CAMPIDOGLIO Square

Bus 170

Timetable: 08.02 08.10 08.18 08.26 08.34 08.42 08.50 08.58 09.08 09.19

Departure: TERMINI (Piazza dei Cinquecento)




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