Study Day in Memory of Athos Bellettini, Forty Years After His Passing

Martedì 31 ottobre 2023
Bologna, Aula III, Via Bella Arti, 41


On the occasion of the annual Members’ Assembly of 2023, SIDeS organises a Study Day in memory of Athos Bellettini, forty years after his passing. Athos Bellettini contributed to founding the Italian Society of Historical Demography, of which he was the first President. In 1982, he also became the first director of the Department of Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati” of the University of Bologna. In the civil and administrative field, he served as a councillor and assessor both at the Municipality of Bologna and in the Emilia-Romagna Region, where he promoted the creation of computing centres.


The event will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 2:15 pm to 6:00 pm, at the University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum, Department of Statistical Sciences “P. Fortunati”, room III.



Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

Room III – Department of Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati”

Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna

Via Belle Arti, 41 – Bologna


14.15 – 14.30 Opening Remarks


14.30 – 16.00 Session: Athos Bellettini and historical demography

Introduced and coordinated by Francesca Sofia (University of Bologna)

A personal memory of Athos Bellettini

Lorenzo Del Panta (University of Bologna)


Materials and sources for the study of the population

Rosella Rettaroli and Francesco Scalone (University of Bologna)


16.00 – 16.30 Break


16.30-18.00 Session: The city and social groups

Introduced and coordinated by Giovanni Favero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

Work and industrialization in the political-administrative action of Athos Bellettini

Eloisa Betti (University of Padua)


Bologna between the fifties and seventies of the twentieth century: Athos Bellettini’s contribution to the understanding of demographic and social transformations

Gianluigi Bovini (Demographer and Statistician)


18.00-19.00 Annual Assembly of the Italian Society of Historical Demography

Conference venue

The conference will take place in Room III of the Department of Statistical Sciences “P. Fortunati” at Via Bella Arti, 41 in Bologna.


“Study Day in Memory of Athos Bellettini, Forty Years After His Passing”

For general information:

Francesco Scalone
Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche “F. Bologna”, Università di Bologna – ALMA MATER STUDIORUM.
Email: francesco.scalone (at)

Società Italiana Di Demografia Storica

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