PIMo Newsletter October 2022 With the new academic year well under way here in the Northern Hemisphere, the PIMo team are delighted to share details of upcoming events, as well as highlighting some of our exciting recent events, publications and research outputs. We particularly want to flag the dates of the upcoming Annual Conference (24-27 May 2023) and the Management Committee Meeting (27 May), which will take place in Rabat, Morocco. This Management Committee Meeting will be the final one of this project so all MC members are strongly encouraged to attend and participate where possible. We will soon be issuing a Call for Papers for the conference, on the broad theme of Crossings, so do keep an eye on the PIMo website. We would also like to draw your attention to the brand new Youtube Playlist, which compiles the many excellent videos produced by PIMo members and collaborators. 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 [...]
Territori del Gesto: Ode Barbara, A Performance based on PIMo’s research, Florence, September 1st 2022.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
For the early modern period, it is virtually impossible to imagine an affective history of Mediterranean mobility without three essential bodies of sources: erudite travel accounts, captivity narratives, and inquisitorial apostasy trials. But as valuable as these sources are in documenting the experience of dislocation across the Mediterranean--and particularly between its Christian and Muslim halves--these are also distinctively European sources with no real equivalent in Ottoman Turkish. How can this apparent asymmetry be explained? What lessons does it hold? And what kinds of alternative sources does Ottoman history offer for reconstructing the experience of Mediterranean mobility "from the other side"? Giancarlo Casale is Chair of Early Modern Mediterranean History at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. A specialist in Ottoman history, he is the author of numerous studies on the history of Ottoman trade, travel and exploration, as well as the comparative history of empires, and the history of geography and cartography. His most recent projects include "Did Alexander the Great Discover America? Debating Space and Time in Renaissance Istanbul," forthcoming in Renaissance Quarterly (Fall 2019), and Prisoner of [...]
Professor Iain Chambers's talk will seek to use the centrality of the question of migration to the making of modernity, along with the fluid archives proposed and sustained in the Mediterranean, to open up a critical discussion on the colonial constitution of the present. It will then seek to suggest how such entangled and subaltern histories disturb and displace the coloniality of existing methods in the social and human sciences. Iain Chambers teaches cultural and postcolonial studies of the Mediterranean at the University of Naples, "Orientale". Among his recent publications areMediterranean Crossings. The Politics of an Interrupted Modernity (2008), Mediterraneo Blues. Musiche, malinconia postcoloniale, pensieri marittimi (2012),Postcolonial Interruptions, Unauthorised Modernities (2017) Location, borders and beyond. Thinking with postcolonial art (2018), and La questione postcoloniale (with Marta Cariello, 2019). Further information is available here: https://mediterranean-blues.blog