A Challenging but Productive Year

Despite all the obstacles that 2020 has put in our way, our network has managed to adapt and continue to facilitate the production and exchange of top-class research on mobility in the Mediterranean. We successfully moved our major events online and developed new innovative strategies to facilitate the sharing of knowledge with network members and beyond.

We launched a new podcast seriesContagion, exploring the history of pandemics  and public health in the Mediterranean space. The series, co-produced with the Cyber Review of Modern Historiography (Cromohs) and edited by network member Dr David Do Paço, is available to listen to here:

Our Visual Reflection series, edited by Dr Paola von Wyss-Giacosa, offered fascinating insights into the history of mobility in the Mediterranean space through the analysis of visual and material culture. You can catch up with the wide range of contributions to it here: https://www.peopleinmotion-costaction.org/news-views/.

This year has also seen the publication of a number of books and journal articles connected to research conduct as part of the PIMo project. You can find full details here:

If you would like to contribute to these outputs or have any ideas of new ways of sharing research and developing collaborations as part of PIMo, please do contact our Action Chair, Dr Giovanni Tarantino or any member of the PIMo Core Group.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities
We have a rich and varied programme planned for 2021 so keep an eye on our website for the details of all of our events.

We are delighted to starting the year with our Second Annual PIMo Conference, hosted by the University of Granada, which 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: https://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 an exciting event.

We are also happy to inform you that, in light of the public health situation, our grant period has been extended by six months. allowing us to push back the deadline for our ITC Conference Grant Scheme for scholars in Inclusivity Target Countries. Details of the new deadlines and the application procedures can be found here: https://www.peopleinmotion-costaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PIMO-ITC-Conference-Grants_GP2.pdf

We will also be launching a new call for our Short Term Scientific Missions Support Scheme in February 2021.

The whole PIMo team wish you a safe and restful holiday season and look forward to hopefully seeing you all in person at some stage in 2021 to continue our shared conversations on mobility in the Mediterranean.