Newsletter May 2021

By |2021-05-12T09:03:01+00:00May 12th, 2021|PIMo Newsletters|

PIMo wishes you a safe, restful and productive summer Dear colleagues, After what has been an incredibly challenging academic year for us all the summer is finally in sight. We are immensely proud here in PIMo of how we have managed to continue to facilitate new and exciting forms of knowledge production and exchange on the history of displacement in the Mediterranean despite all of the obstacles the pandemic has put in our way. We are also particularly excited to share our various plans for the coming months, including funding opportunities to facilitate research and the sharing of knowledge as travel gradually opens up in some places, as well as a range of online and hybrid events that will facilitate the excellent work that has defined our network from the beginning. We hope that as many of you as possible will engage with our planned events, follow our outputs through our website and share the various funding opportunities we are making available widely. As always, we are grateful for your support and are available to answer your questions and facilitate [...]

Newsletter March 2021

By |2021-05-12T09:08:56+00:00March 12th, 2021|PIMo Newsletters|

PIMo Newsletter March 2021 Despite the ongoing complications arising from the public health crisis, the PIMo network has maintained a rich and diverse programme of activities throughout this year, continuing to facilitate the exchange of knowledge on the entangled histories of displacement across the Mediterranean. We are also delighted to announce that we will continue to support the production of research on this topic through our Short Term Scientific Mission grant scheme. We have just launched a new call for applications with a deadline of April 2nd for mission to be completed before September 30. Full details of this call can be found here: We continue to publish research material on our website,, and welcome proposals from potential contributors. Below you will find a short summary of some of our upcoming activities and the outputs we have produced in recent months. We thank you for your continued support for and engagement with PIMo and look forward to seeing you once we are in a position to return to holding face-to-face events. In the meantime, please do look at our ongoing work [...]

Get Involved and Get Funded!

By |2020-10-22T09:45:29+00:00October 22nd, 2020|PIMo Newsletters|

The PIMo team are delighted to draw your attention to a number of exciting opportunities to get involved in our activities and to secure financial support from the network. Please share these calls for applications widely. 1. Training School. El Museo Canario, 24-27 February 2021: Deadline 15 November 2020. The first PIMo Training School, on the topic of Diasporic Communities in the Mediterranean: Between Integration and Disintegration, aims to explore the “visible and invisible networks” between cultures in the Mediterranean area, from the fifteenth century to the present and to show the ways such connections were (and are) artificially separated by ideological and literal borders. Its main objective is to offer an opportunity for research development, training and exchange of ideas for PhD and postdoctoral students working in the fields of Mediterranean Studies, Migration Studies, Cultural Transfers and History of Emotions. Full details of the application process, eligibility requirements and the proposed programme are available here. Please share with doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. 2. Short Term Scientific Missions: Deadline December 05 2020. This scheme supports individual mobility, institutional visits, and collaboration between individual scholars [...]

PIMo Update

By |2020-05-15T11:43:19+00:00May 15th, 2020|PIMo Newsletters|

  PIMo in the Time of Corona Dear Colleagues, Hope you and yours are all well in these challenging times. The PIMo Core Group would like to offer you a brief update as to the continued work of our project, much of it in direct response to the ongoing health crisis, and to flag up our future plans for the coming months and years. As ever, we are looking for network members and collaborators to contribute to the ongoing work of the project, so please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any ideas for future events and/or if you would like to contribute to our Contagion podcast series or offer a Reflection for publication on our website. All the best and stay safe, Dónal Hassett PIMo Science Communication Officer Recent PIMo Activities The port of Marseille during the plague in 1720. Coloured etching after M. Serre. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Although network members have been grappling with the challenges of adapting to methods of working and living in the midst of [...]

Newsletter 2020. No.1

By |2020-03-31T15:10:13+00:00March 30th, 2020|PIMo Newsletters|

A Message from the PIMo Action Chair, Giovanni Tarantino                                 Dear friends of PIMo, We are fast approaching the end of the first year of our Cost Action. It has been a year of exciting achievements, during which many well-attended events have been or are soon to be held across Europe (such as the ones convened in Brussels, Lecce, Florence, Lisbon, Geneva, Paris, and Sofia). This Newsletter details some of the outcomes of these exciting workshops. While we are working on the Budget and Work Plan for the second year of PIMo, I would like to encourage all of you to get in touch with me, or the Vice-Chair Katrina O’Loughlin, or the WG Leaders to discuss any further activity pertinent to the goals of the Action that you might wish to convene or participate in. I would also like to take this opportunity to once again encourage you to share some of the initial results of your PIMo research by offering ‘visual papers’ (max. 1,000 [...]

PIMo Newsletter 2019/1

By |2019-09-26T10:27:16+00:00September 25th, 2019|PIMo Newsletters|

Welcome message from the Chair: On 26 June 2017, when opening the International Seminar Series ‘Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World’, from which the PIMo Action would then spring, I pointed out that despite its transdisciplinary capacity to overturn or revitalize consolidated approaches and historiographic methods, the emotional turn in historical studies might soon lose its innovative force, unless, that is, it broadened its horizons, exploring emotional cultures, lexicons, and taxonomies and investigating their porosity and their entanglements. It seemed necessary then, I noted, ‘that the project inaugurated in Naples should seek to involve an increasing number of institutions and scholars with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, but who are willing to explore the historical and enduring complexities of cross-cultural dynamics.’ Two years later, here we are, a community of 117 scholars from 40 nations. The Cost Action 18140 People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement across the Mediterranean, or PIMo, is a four-year global research project being undertaken by scholars from the humanities and social sciences, including historians, philosophers, mathematicians, and experts from fields as diverse as [...]