Following Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) in October 2019, the Academy of Mobility Humanities (AMH) organizes the 2020 GMHC. 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.
30/10/2020 - 09:00 to 31/10/2020 - 21:00
Seoul, South Korea
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
All submissions must be sent by email by 31th March 2020 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 2020 GMHC. We will contact you at the end of April 2020 to 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 proceedings in 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.