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PIMo Youtube Playlist

By |2022-09-23T15:17:34+00:00September 23rd, 2022|PIMo-CROMOHS 'Contagion' Video Podcast Series|

You can now find all the videos produced by PIMo members in one place. This is a great resource for teaching and for understanding the ongoing research production and exchange  at the heart of this project: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA40wJ2L2kNcXYYUfkWFj2zetyDQSzZ93 

Territori del Gesto: Ode Barbara, A Performance based on PIMo’s research, Florence, September 1st 2022.

By |2022-08-04T15:39:34+00:00August 4th, 2022|Conference Programmes and Keynotes|

This captivating piece, based on the research of the PIMo network, will be performed for the first time in Florence on September 1 as part of the Society for the History of Emotions' Conference 'Going Places'. It is jointly presented by PIMo, the Society for the History of Emotions, the University of Florence and the European University Institute. Choreography: Virgilio Sieni Dancers: Delfina Stella, Michael Incarbone Lights: Marco Cassini “We are in a Song: an unexpected song where movement breaks down face to face in the empty space of a transparent room. A navigated and nomadic place that embraces a language made up of imperfect, diphonic gestures geared towards adjacency. The emotional space is created by the shadowy action generated by the slightest breeze of things. A sung dance that chemically dialogues with air molecules until it disappears.” Virgilio Sieni Ode Barbara is a performance on the theme of travel, understood as a symbol of inner shifts. Inspired by the Song of Songs, the creation develops springing from a reflection on the tempos of encounters: two dancers, a man and [...]

PIMo Training School “Moving Goods for Charity Across the Mediterranean (15th-19th centuries), Video Presentations

By |2022-07-21T18:39:49+00:00July 21st, 2022|Conference Programmes and Keynotes|

You can find the excellent series of video presentations from the recent Bologna Training School by following this link to the PIMo Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKWyISj5Y-02K6FMD3bCoEA3XtDv51yif

Dónal Hassett, The Ile Sainte Marguerite: Geographies of Repression and Incarceration in the Colonial Mediterranean

By |2022-07-19T09:29:22+00:00July 19th, 2022|Visual Reflections|

The low clicking of the cicadas combines with the gentle lapping of the sea to block out all other noises. The canopy of Aleppo pines offers some much-needed shade on a hot June day. The bulk of the holidaymakers who boarded the ferry with me that morning in Cannes are now sunning themselves in one of the coves that dot the southern shore of the Ile Sainte Marguerite. Some might have briefly visited the island’s Fort Royal, best known as the place of incarceration of the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask immortalised in ink by Alexandre Dumas. Few, if any, will have made it to where I now find myself. The ticket vendor at the Fort was puzzled at my request for directions and Google Maps barely works out here on the island. No matter. This is a place best discovered in tranquil solitude. Amidst the encroaching vegetation, I can clearly see the carefully arranged lines of stones, each one marking the resting place of a North African once imprisoned on the island for their resistance to French colonial [...]

Andreas Isler, Wandering Images: A Dervish and his Garb

By |2022-06-22T10:19:37+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Visual Reflections|

A man stands in front of a door and looks the observer directly and intensely in the eyes. Under a tight-fitting cap, long dark hair and a beard can be seen framing his serious-looking face. He wears several layers of clothing under a dark coat, jewellery around his neck and several implements typical of his profession or, in other words, of the image he is supposed to give: a large leather bag, a vessel made of half a sea coconut from the Seychelles or coco-de-mer with a carrying chain, a curved signalling horn whose tip with its eye represents the face of a fish with its mouth wide open.   A postcard from Istanbul from the early 20th century shows this motif (Fig. 1). Its content is explained and categorised as briefly as possible by a legend in French in the bottom right-hand corner: “Derviche”. At the bottom left, the number 8 indicates that this image is part of a series of pictures. The reverse of this card does not reveal much more: apart from lines to mark the demarcation [...]

Marco Fratini, From Exile to Revenge: The Return of the Waldensians of Piedmont to Their Valleys in a Late-Seventeenth-Century Map

By |2022-06-22T10:08:53+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Visual Reflections|

The gaze ranges over the territory of the three valleys of western Piedmont, now known as ‘Waldensian’ – because of the centuries-long presence of the Protestant minority of the same name in the heart of the Alps – ensconced between high mountains overlooking a plain seen from a bird’s eye view, crossed by three main waterways, and dotted with villages and hamlets. Entitled Nieuwe Caerte der Valleyen in Piemont door de Waldensen and printed in 1691 in Amsterdam by Joachim Ottens, the map provides a detailed depiction of the territory of the Pellice and Germanasca-Chisone valleys, including the Po valley. (Fig. 1) Figure 1:  [Romeyn de Hooghe], Nieuwe Caerte der Valleyen in Piemont door de Waldensen, [1691]; H476mm, W572mm (Torre Pellice, Museo Valdese, property of Archivio della Tavola Valdese). © Courtesy Museo Valdese, Torre Pellice Both from the layout of the representation and most of the topographical information, the descriptive model for the map can be seen to be the Carta delle Tre Valli di Piemonte. Dated 1640, it is known only in a printed version signed by Valerio Grosso [...]

PIMo Newsletter, May 2022

By |2022-05-11T17:49:20+00:00May 11th, 2022|PIMo Newsletters|

PIMo Newsletter, May 2022 As the end of another academic year approaches (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), the PIMo network is proud to look back on all of our achievements over the last twelve months and look forward to many exciting events, funding opportunities and publications yet to come. Below you can find details of our upcoming training schools, one of which is still accepting applications from potential participants. You will also see details of future workshops, including one that is still open to potential participants. We are also delighted to share information about the upcoming Third Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Emotions, on the theme of "Going Places: Mobility, Migration, Exile, Space and Emotions:" jointly convened by the University of Florence, the European University Institute and PIMo. As ever, we encourage network members to actively participate in our activities where possible. Please continue to check out our website, which is regularly updated with information about our events, recent publications and funding opportunities, as well as the fascinating Visual Reflections produced by network members. Wishing [...]

PIMo Newsletter, February 2022

By |2022-05-04T13:06:54+00:00May 4th, 2022|PIMo Newsletters|

A busy year ahead for PIMo As the restrictions connected to the pandemic are gradually being lifted, the PIMo network is once again able to organise multiple in-person and hybrid knowledge exchange, dissemination and training events. We will also continue to provide an online platform to share research and news from the PIMo community. In this newsletter, we would like to bring your attention to a number of exciting upcoming events, including, but not limited to, our annual Management Committee Meeting in Athens on March 17th, which all MC members are invited to attend, and three training schools, which we would encourage you to promote to postgraduate and Early Career Researchers. We also would like to welcome our new Project Officer, Davide Trentacoste, to the team. Davide may contact some members in the coming days and weeks with requests to update their information so please keep an eye out for those messages. As ever, we welcome and encourage members to contribute to the work of PIMo, especially by providing Visual Reflections for our website. Please do get in touch with [...]

Luca Orlandi and Velika Ivkovska, The Architectural Heritage in Galata: A Case of Vanishing Memory in Istanbul

By |2022-03-07T20:43:29+00:00March 7th, 2022|Visual Reflections|

Throughout the centuries the Galata district in Istanbul has been a unique crossroad of multicultural both tangible and intangible heritage. Unfortunately, during the past sixty/seventy years the district was and still is at a constant attack and at risk of disappearing due to its neglect and lack of enhancement especially within the growth of the 21st century Istanbul’s metropolis. Since the ancient times Galata, which is today a neighborhood within the Beyoğlu Municipality, maintained a distinctive character in the city’s physiognomy, due to social and cultural contribution of its inhabitants and people who lived there, forming a unique urban environment throughout the centuries. During the Byzantine Empire, with the establishment of the Genoese colony, Galata district, or Pera as it was also known in ancient Greek and Roman time, grew as a more ‘Italian’ and Latin city inside the core of the oriental Orthodox world, building up a unique architectural environment within an urban texture adapted to the morphology and the orology of the territory, linked to the surrounding hills and to the sea, completely different and independent from the [...]

David Do Paço, Art History and Social history: Muslims in Early Modern Central Europe

By |2022-03-07T20:35:02+00:00March 7th, 2022|Visual Reflections|

Social history and art history are still often hermetic to each other. Their respective methods, the nature of the documents that scholars consider, and academic territories diverged, if not clashed. Nevertheless, several recent works from early modern urban historians have strongly advocated for an inclusive approach. For example, Melissa Calaresu reinterpreted eighteenth-century Neapolitan sociability with a micro-historical methodology at the intersection of social history, art history, and archaeology. On the other hand, Nancy Um has implemented an original approach at the intersection between economic history and history of architecture. She explored the coffee merchants’ houses in the Yemeni city of Mocha to understand the anthropological structures of the port city at a time when it was the hub between the Arabian Peninsula, Asia, and Africa. As early as 2011, the collective project directed by Jocelyne Dakhlia—which already aimed to reassess the Muslim’s social life in early modern Europe—invited to go beyond the illustrative use of pictures by social historians. Dakhlia drafted new working hypotheses based on what the artists perceived and revealed, but that was ignored by the traditional materials [...]