Sites and intersections of labor im/mobility

Sites and intersections of labor im/mobility
24-25 June 2021
Research meeting at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

The research meeting Sites and intersections of labor im/mobility is jointly organized by members of SISLav – Italian Society of Labor History, the COST Action project WORCK – Worlds of related coercions in work and MOHU – Mobility&Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Padua. It will bring together the researchers who animate WORCK working groups “(Im)mobilization of the workforce” and “Sites and fields of coercion” with SISLav working group “Free and unfree labor”. The meeting is also aimed at expanding the participation to our network, so that in addition to presenting research papers, time will be allocated to roundtables for discussing further common projects and future activities.


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Social mobility goes on holiday

Social mobility goes on holiday

The crossing point of social and physical mobility in tourism enacts a variety of inequalities as well as redistributive and generative paradoxes that may be worsened or even challenged by disruptive events and that directly impact our collective ability to move or not across the globe. The ATLAS’ 3rd International Seminar of Space, Place and Mobilities in Tourism SIG will be held on May 27th-28 2021 with the aim to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives on how tourist spaces are (in the present) and were (in the past) entangled with both exclusionary and inclusionary dynamics, resulting in both social conflicts and empowerment.

The seminar will host 25 participants and is supported by the People Node within the Mobility&Humanities excellence project at DiSSGeA in cooperation with the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research.

Keynote speakers: Stroma Cole (University of Westminster, Design, Creative and Digital Industries College, UK), Diane P. Koenker (University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UK), Marco d’Eramo (social theorist and journalist, author of The World in a Selfie, Verso, 2021)

International Scientific Committee: Patrizia Battilani (University of Bologna, Italy), Benedetta Castiglioni (University of Padova, Italy), Szilvia Gyimothy (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Dimitri Ioannides (Mid-Sweden University, Sweden), Paola Minoia (University of Turin, Italy).

Local organizing committe: Chiara Rabbiosi (Università di Padova, Italy), Federica Letizia Cavallo (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy), Antonio Paolo Russo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain).

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Unruly Landscapes: mobility, transience and transformation

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Co-hosted by CeMoRe (Lancaster University) and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility & Humanities (University of Padua), this one-and-half-day colloquium brings researchers from across the humanities and social sciences together to share their recent work on ‘mobilised landscapes’ of different kinds.

Mobility and the Humanities Project. Annual Conference 2019: Framing Mobilities through the Humanities

The Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World (DiSSGea) at the University of Padova has launched the five-year (2018-2022) Mobility and the Humanities project to develop interdisciplinary research about mobilities. Drawing from a rich and unique mix of disciplines, with a distinctive reference to the connections between past (from antiquity to contemporaneity) and present times, the newly established Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility and the Humanities aims to contribute original work to an emerging area of interest that is increasingly examined by other research hubs worldwide. Starting from a collaborative stance, the centre is committed to hosting a Mobility and the Humanities Seminar Seriesthat involves many key speakers from the field.

The project’s first annual conference carries on the aim to position our centre as a place where intellectual exchange and hospitality takes a crucial part in the development of brand-new research directions. Each of the department groups (Nodes) working on main mobility research subjects (namely People, Objects, Ideas, Texts, Theories and Methods) has invited a speaker to further elaborate on and advance its research activities. Through inter-node discussions and a final plenary address, the conference will highlight the DiSSGeA’s specific contributions to a very recently established area of study that sheds light on the role of the humanities in addressing both present and past critical questions on a varied range of mobility issues

Thursday, 5 December

Sala Bortolami, Palazzo Jonoch, via del Vescovado 30

11.00 Introduction
Gianluigi Baldo, Head of the DiSSGeA Department

11.30-13.00: IDEAS node
Aristotle Kallis, Keele University
Mobilities and Hybridities in the ‘Era of Fascism’: Rethinking the Spatial Dynamics of the ‘Third Way’ in Interwar Europe
(Chair: Giulia Albanese)

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00: THEORIES AND METHODS node
Peter Merriman, Aberystwyth University
Mobility, Movement and Process in the Humanities: a Theoretical and Methodological Overview (Chair: Tania Rossetto)

16.00-16.30 Coofee Break

16.30-18.00: OBJECTS node
Julia Smith, Oxford University Places, Spaces, Objects: the “Holy Land” in Early Medieval Europe (Chair: Isabelle Chabot)

Friday, 6 December

Sala Bortolami, Palazzo Jonoch, via del Vescovado 30

9.30-11.00: PEOPLE node

Lynne Pearce, Lancaster University
Dis-Embodied Mobilities: Textual Methods for Exploring Place and Place-Memory (Chair: Margherita Cisani)

11.00: Coffee Break

11.30-13.00: TEXTS node
Stephanie Frampton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Vade, liber: Mobility Studies and the History of Books (Chair: Margherita Losacco)

13.00: Lunch

14.30-16.00: Plenary address

Giorgio Riello, European University Institute
The Material Turn in Global History