CfP on people’s movements and contacts in Asia Minor

New Call for papers on the subject of movements and contacts in Ancient Turkey. Scholars may find this call interesting for proposals concerning religious contacts and movements of people as bearers of religious habits in Hellenistic Asia Minor.

In Motion. Movements, crossings & transfers in Turkey from  prehistoric heartlands to modern nation-state

International workshop in Ankara, 26-27 September 2014

https://inmotionworkshop2014.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

This workshop is the third of a series of events exploring ‘divisions, connection and movement’ in Turkey from pre-historic times until the present day, organized by the British Institute at Ankara in collaboration with major academic and research institutions. The previous two events focused on the material media or constraints of movement. The workshop ‘Bordered Places | Bounded Times’ examined ‘borders’ as physical and symbolic limits. The conference ‘Pathways of Communication’considered routes and roads as facilitators of human interaction. This third event adopts a more agent-based approach to mobility.

Our aim is to encapsulate multi-disciplinary perspectives on both past and contemporary itineraries across and within borders. The workshop will explore the conditions and regimes that facilitated, permitted and enforced the movement of people, things and ideas in Turkey. Turkey is approached in its widest and most stretched sense connoting both the modern state/nation/society, as a place imagined from different viewpoints, and also the space/territory/land marked by the traces of pre- and proto-historic, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman or contemporary histories.

We invite papers that would contribute to the following themes:

  •  In transit – experiences of transience (past and present transit immigration, refugees, nomadic life, transhumance, travel)
  • Transfers – experiences of cultural interaction, influences and ideas
  • Under control – legal regimes regulating, facilitating or obstructing movement
  • Enforced – experiences of displacement (environmental, military or political catalysts for movement)
  • Perspectives- experience of movement through gender, class or status and age

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Please send your abstract to inmotionworkshop@biaatr.org by May 15st 2014


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