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Port Cities and Migration in the Modern Era


Port cities allow for a localized insight into past and present globalization processes. Throughout the modern era, port cities have served as hubs of global transfers and exchange, while also representing gateways for cultural change within (national) societies. They functioned as catalysts for global phenomena such as colonialism, trade, or mass emigration. At the same time, different forms of mobility of people and commodities shaped these urban spaces and cultures.

This interdisciplinary conference scrutinizes this double role of port cities by asking how far migration accounts for port cities' global connectedness and for their specific cultures. The focus on migration phenomena, ranging from transit migration over (post-) colonial migration to dockworkers¿ mobility, allows for fruitfully integrating two research perspectives on port cities: the global (history) and the cultural (history) studies perspective. Encompassing different forms of agency, this approach shall permit a better appraisal of port cities' part as 'portals of globalization'.

The conference will involve six panels with seventeen presentations by young and established researchers from different European countries and disciplines, as well as a public roundtable. All are welcome to join!

Konferensen hålls på engelska.

Datum & tid: 2017-11-23 kl 09:00 till 2017-11-24 kl 16:00

Kategorier: Humaniora

Arrangör: CERGU

Plats: Viktoriagatan 13

Kontaktperson: Angie Sohlberg

Sidansvarig: Webbredaktionen|Sidan uppdaterades: 2016-04-11

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