Learning from the sea: migration and maritime archives, Iain Chambers

By |2021-02-24T09:16:27+00:00February 24th, 2021|Conference Programmes and Abstracts, Papers|

The sea is an anarchic passage; it evades any borders, it cancels out any trace of appropriation, it contests the arché of order and subverts the nómos on land. For this reason, the sea also preserves the memory of another clandestinity, that of oppositions, resistances, struggles. Not the clandestinity of a stigma, but rather that of a decision (Di Cesare 2020, 125).   Perhaps this affirmation by the Italian philosopher Donatella Di Cesare is too neat. We know that even the waters of the oceans, seas and their depths are being appropriated and increasingly resourced. Nevertheless, it serves to mark a certain limit in our reasoning and political calculus. At sea something always exceeds and flees the semantics secured on land, in the territories, buildings, monuments and laws. Thinking of the Mediterranean, Fernand Braudel (1995) famously proposed considerations of the deep rhythms of time, more recently Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell (2000) have encouraged us to confront the corruptive complications of multiple ecologies. The Mediterranean does not settle easily in predestined critical or cultural location. In immediate terms, contemporary European [...]

The Second Annual PIMo Conference, January 28-29 2021, University of Granada

By |2021-02-15T17:57:15+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Conference Programmes and Abstracts|

The Second Annual PIMo Conference, hosted by the University of Granada, will take place online on January 28-29, 2021. The conference theme is 'Paper: Material and Semiotic Mobility across the Global Mediterranean'. We are very grateful to Prof José María Pérez Fernández, Dr Rocío G. Sumillera, the team at the University of Granada and to all those involved in organising this conference in the current challenging circumstances. They have ensured that we can start the new year with the kind of stimulating exchange of ideas that is at the heart of this network. You can access the conference programme here: http://www.peopleinmotioln-costaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Conference-Programme-Granada.pdf. All those interested in attending the conference should contact Prof Pérez Fernández on jmperez@ugr.es to register. Registration will take place on a first come first served basis. Full details of the conference participants and the abstracts of papers to be delivered is available here: http://www.peopleinmotion-costaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Papers-and-bios-Granada.pdf  The conference organisers hope, subject to permission of participants, to record the conference and make it available via a server provided by the University of Granada. Please join us for what promises to be [...]