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How Does Culture Move? Mobility and Stasis in Global Cultural History

Event Type
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; Humanities Research Institute; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for Global Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; European Union Center at Illinois.
Levis Faculty Center (919 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL 61801), Room 108
Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021   All Day
Antony Augoustakis
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

This symposium will examine how culture moves and circulates: across space, time, material conditions, technologies and affects. We will consider how movement shapes and reshapes the cultural domain, creating new relationships between people, objects and practices. How does movement shape a community’s perception of local space and cultural identity? Conversely, what happens with the meaning of objects, paradigms, practices, when they are anchored or moored; when they become static? We’ve brought together cultural scholars, working in different contexts to engage in critical reflection on mobility and stasis, as well as the global-local.

Topics will include the circulation of material goods, concepts and bodies; object itineraries; travel, mobilization; migration, multilingualism, and language use; place and placelessness; technologies of mobility; affects in motion; heritage; knowledge production; layered identities.

This symposium will take place both in-person and through Zoom. You can register for this event here.

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