Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Voici un appel à communication pour une journée d’étude intitulée :

Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

qui se tiendra à l’Université d’Oxford, le 23 juin 2017.

L’argumentaire est le suivant :

The application of spatial paradigms to the study of late medieval and early modern societies is now well underway. In contrast, the so-called ‘mobility turn’ has struggled to find its way from the social sciences to the humanities and, in particular, to history. This conference proposes to bring the two together by exploring how everyday mobility contributed to the shaping of late medieval and early modern spaces, and how spatial frameworks affected the movement of
people in pre-modern Europe.
In focusing on these issues, the conference also intends to relate to current social challenges. The world is now more mobile than ever, yet it is often argued that more spatial boundaries exist today than ever before. The conference hopes to reflect on this contemporary paradox
by exploring the long-term history of the tension between the dynamicity of communities, groups and individuals, and the human construction of places and boundaries.
Prospective speakers are invited to submit proposals of no more than 300 words for 20-minute papers. Papers may engage with questions of mobility and space at a variety of levels (regional, urban, domestic) and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.

Quatre sous-thèmes sont proposés :

  • Performing space through movement (border patrols, civic and religious processions, frontier trespassing)
  • Mobile practices in public spaces (itinerant courts, temporary fairs, diplomatic exchanges, travelling performances, revolts on the move)
  • Narrating movement, imagining space (pilgrimage guides, travel diaries, merchant itineraries, road maps)
  • Digital scholarship in exploring the intersections between mobility and space (network analysis, flow modelling, GIS-based research)

Les propositions sont à envoyer avant le 1er février 2017 à et

Citer ce billet
Christine Gadrat-Ouerfelli (2016, 23 octobre). Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Il ne scet rien qui ne va hors. Consulté le 28 février 2024, à l’adresse

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