XXXIII CONGRESSO GEOGRAFICO ITALIANO “Geografie in movimento / Moving geographies”

Congresso | XXXIII CONGRESSO GEOGRAFICO ITALIANO “Geografie in movimento / Moving geographies”

Evento online

Dal 08.09.2021 al 13.09.2021

Il Congresso Geografico Italiano torna nella città di Padova a 67 anni di distanza dal Congresso del 1954, per celebrare assieme agli otto secoli di storia dell’Ateneo patavino anche 150 anni di ricerca, didattica e impegno civile della geografia, forte della sua storia ma anche di una costante vocazione al rinnovamento della disciplina e dei suoi strumenti di interpretazione del mondo.

Ispirandosi al Progetto di Eccellenza del DiSSGeA “Mobility and the Humanities”, il Congresso Geografico Italiano 2021 è dedicato alle GEOGRAFIE IN MOVIMENTO, con l’obiettivo di stimolare la comunità geografica italiana a farsi promotrice di un’articolata riflessione sui temi della mobilità.

Se il movimento è una dimensione implicita della geografia, poiché da sempre informa la relazione tra uomo e ambiente e tra spazio e società, una rinnovata attenzione verso questo aspetto è emersa negli ultimi decenni. Termini come circolazione, trasferibilità, connettività, transcalarità hanno connotato la più recente ricerca in campo geografico. Non si tratta di una semplice focalizzazione sulle dinamiche e sulle implicazioni spaziali, economiche, politiche, culturali o ambientali del movimento in relazione agli oggetti della ricerca geografica – siano questi umani, biologici o tecnologici – ma di un rinnovamento dello stesso vocabolario, della stessa cassetta degli attrezzi e delle stesse lenti di cui i geografi e le geografe si dotano per osservare, descrivere, analizzare e, in ultima analisi, produrre conoscenza.

Dedicare il Congresso Geografico Italiano 2021 alle “geografie in movimento” sembra paradossale nel momento in cui l’iper-mobilità che sembrava aver attratto l’attenzione più di recente – come fatto socio-spaziale ma anche come oggetto o categoria d’analisi privilegiati della ricerca – è messa in questione da una pandemia difficilmente eguagliabile a quelle che l’hanno preceduta. Se da un lato la pandemia trova nel legame con la radicalizzazione della globalizzazione un proprio elemento distintivo, dall’altro lato il momento è contraddistinto da un forte rallentamento dei flussi che più avevano guadagnato la ribalta a causa dei confinamenti a scale diverse imposti o subiti da differenti categorie di persone e oggetti (nella propria casa, nella propria regione, nel proprio Stato). Il rischio è che si perda di vista il fatto che mobilità e immobilità non sono mai assolute, né singolari. La situazione presente (o appena attraversata), piuttosto, smuove concetti, teorizzazioni, strumenti eminentemente geografici.

Per giocare al gioco del movimento e per mettere in discussione le questioni della mobilità, il Congresso Geografico Italiano 2021 rimescola le carte e si organizza intorno a cinque nodi:

  1. Elementi, animali, piante: mobilità dei costituenti, delle forze e degli organismi
  2. Oggetti, merci, beni: l’impronta materiale del movimento nello spazio
  3. Soggetti, gruppi, persone: pratiche, spazi e dinamiche delle mobilità umane
  4. Idee, testi, rappresentazioni: pensare, raccontare e immaginare il movimento
  5. Strumenti, tecnologie, dati: GIS, luoghi, sensori, attori

Le giornate congressuali, che si terranno online, verranno seguite da una serie di escursioni post-congressuali che renderanno possibile un “ritorno sul campo” in sicurezza.

Il programma completo dei lavori congressuali, da cui si evince l’ampiezza dei modi in cui è possibile declinare la riflessione e la ricerca sulle mobilità, è consultabile sul sito del Congresso Geografico Italiano.

 www.congressogeograficoitaliano2021.it

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Annual Conference 2021 and networking event Padua - Royal Holloway - Konkuk

MOVING FORWARD: A CONCEPT-BASED CONVERSATION ON MOBILITY AND THE HUMANITIES

Co-organised by:

Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility & Humanities, University of Padua (MoHu Centre)

Centre for the GeoHumanities, Royal Holloway University of London (CGH)

Academy of Mobility Humanities, Konkuk University (AMH)

Online event reserved for the members of the three organising Institutions

 

Mobility as a concept-based methodology stimulates the conversation between diverse humanistic domains. This event is aimed at forging connections between critical ideas of movement across the humanities, as well as feeding the existing exchange between three Institutions that have embraced such a humanistic perspective in engaging with mobility research.


THE CREATIVE COMMISSIONS 2019-2020 SHOWCASE: VARIATIONS ON MOBILITY

May 13th 2021

3.00 - 4.30 PM (CEST)

This event will feature a presentation of the work of four artist-researcher teams who explored the potential of art and creative methodologies in the study, imagination and expression of mobility issues. ‘Variations on mobility’ is the joint edition of Creative Commissions 2019/2020 hosted by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility & Humanities (DiSSGeA) of the University of Padova and the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities.

Open event. Zoom registration link:

https://unipd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscuGurj8qEtWB5eZtrMk7220nlSoodO_A

 

The Creative Commissions 2019-2020 Committee was composed by: Sasha Engelmann, Veronica della Dora and Harriet Hawkins (Centre for the GeoHumanities, Royal Holloway University of London), Giada Peterle and Tania Rossetto (MoHu Centre, University of Padua).



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

Coordinators
Claudia Bernardi, Giulia Bonazza

Scientific Committee
Claudia Bernardi, Marco Bertilorenzi, Giulia Bonazza, Andrea Caracausi, Christian G. De Vito, Nicola Pizzolato, Amal Shahid, Biljana Stojic, Müge Telci Özbek, Vilhelm Vilhelmsson

Virtual meeting organized by SISLav research group “Free and unfree labor”; Worlds of related coercions-WORCK working groups “Im/mobilizations of workforce” and “Sites and fields of coercion”; MOHU-Mobility&Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies at University of Padua

Hosted by the Department of Linguistic and Comparative Cultural Studies – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

www.worck.eu
www.storialavoro.it
www.mobilityandhumanities.it 

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.


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:

Marco d’Eramo, Thursday May 27th, 2021, h. 15.15 (3 pm, CEST)
Perception of the world, freedom and tourism in the age of human mobility

Marco D’Eramo holds a degree in Physics, after which he studied Sociology with Pierre Bourdieu at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris. He is an Italian journalist and social theorist. He worked at the newspaper il manifesto for over thirty years. He writes for New Left Review, MicroMega and the Berlin daily Die Tageszeitung. He has written several books in Italian, some of which had an international diffusion, including “The Pig and the Skyscraper. Chicago: A History of Our Future” (Verso Books, 2003) and “the World in a Selfie. An Inquiry into the Tourist Age” (Verso Books in 2021). The latter is a spirited critique of the cultural politics of sightseeing or, why we are all tourists who hate tourists.

Stroma Cole, Friday, May 28th 2021, h.9.00 (9 am, CEST)
Tourism, Gender, Social (Im)mobility and Empowerment

Dr Stroma Cole combines her academic career with action research and consultancy.  Her research explores the interconnect between tourism, gender and water rights. In 2020 she received a British Academy Knowledge Frontier grant to explore the connections between Water Insecurity and Gender Based Violence. She is a director of Equality in Tourism, an international charity seeking to increase gender equality in tourism. She has over 30 publications, including the edited books Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment (2018) and Tourism and Inequality (with Nigel Morgan, 2010) and her monograph Tourism, Culture and Development: Hopes, Dreams and Realities in Eastern Indonesia (2007). Stroma is an Associate Editor for Annals of Tourism Research and on the editorial board at Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Diane P. Koenker, Friday, May 28th 2021, h.15.00 (3 pm, CEST)
The Paradox of Soviet Tourism: Pleasure Travel in the Passport State

Prof. Diane P. Koenker (University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UK) is an historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, whose work has been shaped by a deep interest in and empathy for ordinary people. Her book Club Red. Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream (2013) is a study of vacations and tourism in the Soviet Union, aiming to explain the “other side” of the relationship between the state and the Soviet people, other than violence, repression, and controlled mobility. Most originally, the book reveals the tension between leisure travel as a state tool for creating loyal subjects and individuals’ appropriation of that tool to cultivate their own autonomous well-being, not necessarily to escape but to live their lives as they chose.

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: Fiammetta Brandajs and Antonio P. Russo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Federica L. Cavallo and Giovanna Di Matteo

(Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Sabrina Meneghello and Chiara Rabbiosi (University of Padua)

CfP and more info at: http://www.atlas-euro.org/Default.aspx?TabID=377


Register in advance for the Keynote Lectures at:

https://unipd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdO-prz8qH9TqbYQQTpXCG4WnxknDUW1Q

The even will also be streamed live on Facebook @dissgea.unipd


Unruly Landscapes: mobility, transience and transformation

Learn more about the conference

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