2020 Global Mobility Humanities Conference

Country: Korea

City: Seoul

Abstr. due: 31.03.2020

Dates: 30.10.20 — 31.10.20

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Humanities; Cultural science;

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Organizing comittee e-mail: GMHC2019@gmail.com

Organizers: Academy of Mobility Humanities (Konkuk University)


Following Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) in October 2019, the Academy of Mobility Humanities (AMH) invites proposals for panels or individual papers for 2020 GMHC.

The mobilities studies which was initiated by John Urry and his colleagues more than a decade ago, has expanded the problematique of mobility from the social to the geographical, focusing on the issues of the movement of things and information, its technologies and infrastructures, and the network and its complexities of heterogeneous cultures. Recognizing that the phenomena of mobility today are not restricted to the physical, the mobility humanities tries to understand mobility as an essential part of human beings. From the humanities perspective, mobility is practiced physically beyond all the boundaries and we are also defined by how we move. In this sense, we would consider Imagination, Ethics and Ontology in Mobilities.

This conference presents an opportunity for scholars to share their ideas and inquiries at the intersection of mobilities studies and humanities, transcending the conventional divide between the social sciences and humanities. The conference theme,Moveo, Ergo Sum: Imagination, Ethics, and Ontology of Mobilities,”enables scholars to engage with the mobility humanities from a variety of academic disciplines.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

1. Humanistic Perspectives on Mobility Studies: Moveo, Ergo Sum

2. Imagination of Mobilities: Text, Narrative, and Embodiment

3. Ethics of Mobilities: Ethos of High-Mobility Society

4. Ontology of Mobilities: Concepts, Values, and Rights

5. Inquiry into Materiality of Mobilities: Technologies and Infrastructures

6. Human Ecology in the Era of High-Mobility: Migration and Urban Mobility

7. Other Related Issues

We welcome submissions of individual papers and panels for this global conference.

Conference Web-Site: https://www.mobilityhumanities.net/