Oxford-Berlin-Padua Research Network- Mobility in Historical Perspective

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Thursday 25 April

 

2.00 Welcome

Julia Smith, and introductions by the delegations from Padova, Oxford and Berlin

 

2.30-4.00 Session 1

Marek Jankowiak: Slave trade and mobility in the early middle ages – the case of the Saqaliba

Cristina La Rocca: Forced mobility in the 6th century

Stefan Esders: Ethnic Legal Identity and Mobility in the Early Medieval West (5th-10th cent.)

 

4.00 Tea

 

4.30 Hans-Dieter Bienert: Funding possibilities at the DFG

Chaired by Martin Conway

 

5.00-6.00 Session Two

Vittoria Feola: The mobility of Paduans in Asia, 1550-1750 

Marie Favereau: The Mongol Mobilities

 

7.00 Dinner at Balliol College

(Drinks at 7 p.m.; dinner at 7.30 p.m.)

 

Friday 26 April

 

9.00-10.30 Session Three

Ria Kapoor: “Unsuitable for Europeans”: Refugees in 1940s India

Alessandra Vigo: Mobility and resettlement: stories of Italians returning from Africa (1940s-1970s)

Jan Hansen: Migration and Infrastructure

 

10.30 Coffee

 

11.00-11.45 John-Paul Ghobrial

Keynote Lecture: In Search of Surprises: Human Mobility in Micro and Macro Perspectives

Chaired by Alexander Nuetzenadel

 

11.45-12.45 Session Four

Dexnell Peters: An Interconnected and Polyglot World: Trinidad and Demerara (Guyana) in the Revolutionary Era

Niccolò Caramel: The Tesini peddlers and the Remondini printers from Bassano: commercial relationships, trading expeditions and local repercussions (1685–1797)

 

1.00-2.00 Sandwich Lunch

 

2.00-3.30 Session Five

Maya Petrovich: The Rumis: A forgotten military diaspora

Elena Canadelli: Mobilising Botanists: The Circulation of Photographic Portraits at the Padova Botanic Garden between the XIX and XX Century 

Martin Lutz: The Economics of Communal Migration: Religious Incentives and Mutual Aid in Anabaptist Immigration to North America

 

3.30 Tea

 

4.00-5.00 Session Six

Vittoria Bufanio: Builder Workers Dynamics. Professional Networks and Political Dependency in 14th Century Piedmont

Luca Zenobi: Crossing the Frontiers of Renaissance Italy

 

5.00-5.45  Group Discussion: networking and mentoring

Led by Matteo Millan

 

7.30 Evening Meal at The Trout Inn, Godstow

Travel will be provided from central Oxford

 

Saturday 27 April

 

9.00-10.30 Session Seven

Cecilia Molesini: Forced Mobility. Letters of German expellees at the end of WWII

Vittoria Princi: The armée comes to town. Social aspects of military mobility in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy (1805-1814)

Valeska Huber: From Migration to Multiple Mobilities: The Mediterranean as a Transit Space, 1900-1950

 

10.30 Coffee

 

11.45-12.00 Session Eight

Francesco Veronese: The Mobility of the (Special) Dead. Carolingian Narratives of Relics Transfers

Lidia Zanetti Domingues: Juvenal, George, Sergius: a Story of Saintly Human Mobility

 

12.00-1.00 Concluding reflections and next steps

Andrea Caracausi and Paul Nolte

 

1.00 Sandwich Lunch, and departure.

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