Call for Papers
Methodological Approaches to Displacement
Location: University College LOGOS, Tirana, Albania
After a successful workshop in Lisbon in March 2020 about (i)mobility patterns across the Mediterranean, we will continue our academic discussions in a workshop that will take place at University College LOGOS in Tirana, Albania.
This workshop will discuss, develop and create specific methodologies to address the problem of displacement, a contingency often associated with patterns of (i)mobility. In this context, methodologies will be mostly aimed at the development of a specific conceptual vocabulary to frame the different facets of displacement and dispossession in human (i)mobility in the Mediterranean.
In order to achieve this goal, we are looking for contributions that may depart from academic experience with specific types of historical sources (written documents, material or pictographically culture, portrayals of emotion, etc) as formatting instruments to develop specific case studies. In this context, we would challenge you to reinterpret your own sources and reflect upon your own conclusions, by discussing in Tirana the need to stream line a diversity of conceptual languages that may help interdisciplinary interpretations of displacement and dispossession in human experience, particularly in the context of the Mediterranean.
The conceptual vocabulary to be develop in Tirana will be a guiding force in the development of creatively written biographies about the actors of mobility, and thus the ones experiencing displacement. In this context, creative writers, people who experience mobility in the Mediterranean and social scientists from different backgrounds will have the opportunity to explore the best way to write about the experience and emotion of (i)mobile peoples in the Mediterranean, but above all, support the efforts of many to write about their own experience of mobility and displacement.
We accept provisional titles and short abstracts (c. 300 words) until November 15, 2020. A final program will be announced by December 8, 2020.