Mobility And Migration In Historical Perspective
The Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (Society for Social and Economic History) and the Wirtschaftshistorische Ausschuss of the Verein für Socialpolitik (Economic History Committee of the German Economic Association) jointly host their third conference on economic and social history. We invite you to submit contributions.
The conference will include contributions addressing the main theme as well as a free section with no fixed themes.
The main theme is: “Mobility and migration in historical perspective”.
The overcoming of geographical distances has always been a main problem of economic or, more generally, of social interaction. Technological progress enabled humans, goods and information to overcome distances ever faster, particularly in the last two centuries. This improved mobility questioned traditional structures and left behind not only winners but also losers. Therefore, mobility has to be understood as both a geographical (horizontal) and a social (vertical) phenomenon. Both aspects are especially salient in migration movements, which are often a result, but sometimes also a cause for social disturbances.
We welcome contributions exploring the theme from the perspective of individuals, companies, groups or states for the period from the middle ages to the most recent past. Apart from… read more