2020 Global Mobility Humanities Conference

October 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Academy of Mobility Humanities (Konkuk University)

120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Konkuk University
Seoul 05029
South Korea

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2020 Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC)

Seoul, 30th–31thOctober, 2020

Moveo, Ergo Sum: Imagination, Ethics, and Ontology of Mobilities

Call for panels and papers:

Following Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) in October 2019, the Academy of Mobility Humanities (AMH) invites proposals for panels or individual papers for 2020 GMHC.

The mobilities studies which was initiated by John Urry and his colleagues more than a decade ago, has expanded the problematique of mobility from the social to the geographical, focusing on the issues of the movement of things and information, its technologies and infrastructures, and the network and its complexities of heterogeneous cultures. Recognizing that the phenomena of mobility today are not restricted to the physical, the mobility humanities tries to understand mobility as an essential part of human beings. From the humanities perspective, mobility is practiced physically beyond all the boundaries and we are also defined by how we move. In this sense, we would consider Imagination, Ethics and Ontology in Mobilities.

This conference presents an opportunity for scholars to share their ideas and inquiries at the intersection of mobilities studies and humanities, transcending the conventional divide between the social sciences and humanities. The conference theme,Moveo, Ergo Sum: Imagination, Ethics, and Ontology of Mobilities,”enables scholars to engage with the mobility humanities from a variety of academic disciplines.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

1. Humanistic Perspectives on Mobility Studies: Moveo, Ergo Sum

2. Imagination of Mobilities: Text, Narrative, and Embodiment

3. Ethics of Mobilities: Ethos of High-Mobility Society

4. Ontology of Mobilities: Concepts, Values, and Rights

5. Inquiry into Materiality of Mobilities: Technologies and Infrastructures

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

7. Other Related Issues

We welcome submissions of individual papers and panels for this global conference.

How to submit your paper/panel proposal:

For panels supposed to be composed of more than four presenters, a 200-word outline of the theme of the whole panel, together with 200-word abstracts of each paper and the details of each presenter and (if any) the co-authors, should be submitted via email to the Organizing Committee of 2020 GMHC by March 2020: GMHC2019@gmail.com

For individual papers, a 200-word abstract of the paper, together with the details of the presenter and (if any) the co-authors, should be submitted to the Organizing Committee of 2020 GMHC by March 2020: GMHC2019@gmail.com

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 31thMarch 2020and 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 2020 GMHC. We will contact you at the end of April 2020to inform you as to whether your panel/paper has been accepted.

Please note that, by being accepted to this conference, your abstract will be automatically considered to be included in the GMHC’s conference proceedingsin due course. Please email the Organizing Committee of 2020 GMHC (GMHC2019@gmail.com) with the subject heading “2020 GMHC Inquiry” if you have any questions and concerns.

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October 31, 2020, 9:00am KST

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