Call for Papers: 2019 Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) Call for Papers

The Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) of the Academy of Mobility Humanities (Konkuk University), Kritika Kultura (Ateneo de Manila University), and UNITAS (University of Santo Tomas) seeks papers on the conference theme: “Life, Thinking, and Culture in the Era of High Mobility.”

 

Conference dates: 25th – 27th October 2019

Call for panels and papers:

Following the establishment of the Academy of Mobility Humanities in May 2018, the organizers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers for 2019 Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC). This conference is organized by the Academy of Mobility Humanities (Konkuk University), Kritika Kultura (Ateneo de Manila University), and UNITAS (University of Santo Tomas).

The “mobility paradigm” or the “mobility turn,” which was proposed more than a decade ago, has been used as a framework to understand transfers and moving bodies as opposed to monolithic structures. There have been many influences and events that shaped the thinking on mobility in social science disciplines including sociology, human/cultural geography, anthropology, media/communication studies, and transport studies. However, scholars such as Peter Merriman, Ian C. Davidson, Ruth Livesey, Lynne Pearce, and John Urry recently began to recognize the kinship between mobilities research and arts and humanities including art and design, archaeology, history, performance and dance, film studies, and literary studies.

This conference presents an opportunity for scholars to engage with research at the intersection of mobilities studies and humanities, transcending the conventional divide between the social sciences and humanities. The conference theme, “Life, Thinking, and Culture in the Era of High Mobility,” encourages scholars to engage with the concept of mobility humanities from a variety of academic disciplines.

 

Topics may include but not are not limited to:

1. Humanistic Perspectives on Mobility Studies: Theoretical Considerations

2. Methodology for Researching Mobility and Mobilities from an Asian Viewpoint

3. Philosophical and Theoretical Discussions on Co-Evolution of Mobility Technologies and Human Beings

4. Textual Representation and Embodiment of Mobility and Mobilities

5. Development of Mobile Technologies and Mobilization of Culture

6. Reconstruction of Human Ecology in the Era of High-Mobility: Migration, Urban Mobility, and Human Rights

We welcome submissions of individual papers and full panels for this four-day, globally-focused conference. 


Readings

John Urry, Mobilities, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007.

Peter Merriman and Lynne Pearce (Edit.), Mobility and the Humanities, London and New York: Routledge, 2018.

 

How to submit your paper/panel proposal:

For panels, a 200-word outline of the theme of the panel, together with 200-word abstracts of each paper and the details of each presenter, should be submitted via email to the Organizing Committee of 2019 GMHC: globalmobilityhumanities2019@gmail.com

For individual papers, a 200-word abstract of the paper should be submitted to the GMHC website which should be constructed by early March 2019. 

All panel and paper submissions must be in English. Submissions in languages other than English will not be considered.

 

Key dates:

All submissions must be sent by email by 29th March 2019 and will receive an acknowledgement. Any submission received after the deadline will not normally be considered for presentation.

All panel and individual paper proposals will be reviewed by two members of the Organizing Committee of 2019 GMHC. We will contact you at the end of April 2019 to inform you as to whether your panel/paper has been accepted.

Full papers must be submitted by 1st August 2019

Please note that by submitting your full paper to this conference, it will be automatically considered for publication of GMHC’s conference proceedings in due course. Please email the Organizing Committee of 2019 GMHC (globalmobilityhumanities2019@gmail.com) and cc to Kritika Kultura (kk.soh@ateneo.edu) with the subject heading “GMHC 2019 Inquiry” if you have questions and concerns.

 

Registration fee

Online registration runs 1st August 2019. Information on registration will be made available on the conference website which will go live on early March 2019.

An early-bird discount by registering before 31st August 2019. The early-bird fee is US$ 150. After that date, the registration fee is US$ 200. 

A graduate school student discount: The early-bird fee (registration before 31st August 2019) is US$ 100. After that date, the registration fee is US$ 150. 

Registration fee will cover the costs for the conference materials, coffee/tea breaks, and a farewell dinner reception.

Please email the Organizing Committee of 2019 GMHC (globalmobilityhumanities2019@gmail.com) and cc to Kritika Kultura (kk.soh@ateneo.edu) with the subject heading “GMHC 2019 Inquiry” if you have questions and concerns.