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The experience of mobility across time (II). Situations in-between

L'expérience de la mobilité de l'Antiquité à nos jours (II). Situations de l'entre-deux

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Published on Friday, June 14, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

For the one who is on the move, any given (status, social relationships, knowledges, behavioral codes) is somehow suspended and made fragile during the moment of displacement; anything can happen, the worst as well as the best, everything can change “as by enchantment,” according the forceful image imposed by the reading of Don Quixote. New encounters, different needs, unexpected obstacles make a sort of dent in the individual or collective history, which can trigger anxiety, and can lead individuals to figure out circumvention schemes or to find ways to renounce: in a foreign country, what else to do than to trust a guide? At a resting place along the road, how to escape control modalities to which foreigners are subjected?

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Argument

For the one who is on the move, any given (status, social relationships, knowledges, behavioral codes) is somehow suspended and made fragile during the moment of displacement; anything can happen, the worst as well as the best, everything can change “as by enchantment,” according the forceful image imposed by the reading of Don Quixote. New encounters, different needs, unexpected obstacles make a sort of dent in the individual or collective history, which can trigger anxiety, and can lead individuals to figure out circumvention schemes or to find ways to renounce: in a foreign country, what else to do than to trust a guide? At a resting place along the road, how to escape control modalities to which foreigners are subjected? According to contexts, the experience of this transitioning moment can take dramatic turns by imposing a change of condition or by lasting beyond measure, as one can see today the experience of thousands of migrants reaching Tripoli from Sub-Saharan Africa. Even more traumatic is the situation of the one who does not know where he goes, who wanders, by choice or by force, the only one for whom Roman jurists acknowledge that he was “without domicile”.

The examination of these intermediary situations or conditions is particularly important for the historian who wants to capture the mobility of men and women and the representations attached to it. If the direct sources are rare when interviews are not possible, several approaches allow us to refine our research by privileging the viewpoint of the “migrants” without being fooled by the stereotypes connected to their narratives: the analysis of the figures of the smugglers and all kinds of middlemen; the study of waiting places and all kinds of places in-between; and the examination of the changes of condition [identity, status, or even cognition] while on the move, will contribute to extend the problematic, and to propose an approach, if possible a combined one, of practices perceptions and representations.

Programme

Jeudi 20 juin/ Thursday, June 20

Univ.Paris II-Panthéon-Assas,

Salle des conseils, Aile Soufflot, 2e étage,

12 place du Panthéon, 75005

16h-16h30         

Présidente de séance : Nancy L. Green (CRH/EHESS)

  • Introduction. Claudia Moatti (Paris 8, ArScAn, USC, ICM) et Emmanuelle Chevreau (Paris II-Panthéon Assas-IHD. UMR 7184)

16h30-18h30  Conférences inaugurales

  • Dirk Hoerder (Prof. emeritus Arizona State University, formerly Universität Bremen) Voluntary and involuntary migrants: continuous time-space adjustments vs. unsettling ruptures
  • Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA, Law) “The Many Meanings of “In-Between”

18h30-19h : discussion and questions

19h Cocktail dînatoire

Vendredi 21 juin 2018 /Friday, June 21

Univ.Paris II-Panthéon-Assas,

Salle des conseils, Aile soufflot, 2e étage,

12 place du Panthéon, 75005

9h15-13h Session 1. Espaces de l’entre-deux et « territoires de l’attente »/Territories In Waiting

Présidente de séance : Danièle Lochak (Paris Nanterre, Credof)

  • 9.30. Christelle Fischer Bovet (USC, Classics) Organizing military immigrant communities in second-century BCE Egypt: the politeumata and the construction of an in-between ‘space’
  • 10.15 Dominique Valérian (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée) Le fondouk comme espace de familiarité dans un monde étranger

Pause café/Break : 11h-11h30

  • 11.30. Alex Chase-Levenson (University of Pennsylvania) “Detain, Confine, and Purify: Nineteenth-Century Quarantine and European Sanitary Citizenship” 
  • 12.15 Emily Ryo (University of Southern California, Gould School of Law)“ Jailing Immigrant Detainees: A National Study of County Participation in Immigration Detention, 1983-2013

13h. Déjeuner/Lunch

15h00- 18h30 Session 2. Figures de passeurs et autres intermédiaires : représentations et stéréotypes/Figures of middlemen : representations and stereotypes

Président de séance /Chair : Evelyne Oliel-Grausz (Paris 1)

  • 15h. Nicole Giannella (Cornell University) Misdirection and middlemen: trust on the Roman road
  • 15h45. Christine Gadrat-Ouerfelli (LA3M, UMR 7298, Aix-en-Provence) Le pèlerin et son guide au XVe siècle, une relation complexe

Pause : 16.30-16h50

  • 16h50 Mathieu Grenet (INU Champollion, Albi / UMR 5136 Framespa)La langue périlleuse : drogmans et interprètes en Méditerranée (XVIIe-XIXe siècle) 
  • 17h35 : Emmanuelle Stein : Présentation de l’association Exilophone.Et Intermède musical / and Musical Interlude

Dîner 19h30      

Samedi 22 juin 2018/ Saturday, June 22

Musée de l’immigration, 293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris 

9h00-13hSession 3. Changement d’identité ou de statut en mobilité/ Change of identity or status on the move

Président de séance/Chair : Jean Hébrard (EHESS, John Hopkins University)

  • 9h :  Ouverture des portes du Musée
  • 9.15 : Accueil des participants
  • 9.30. Christel Müller (Paris-Ouest, ArScAn) : Ce que fait la mobilité aux statuts personnels dans le monde grec classique et hellénistique
  • 10.15. Victor Simon (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, UFR Droit, CEJESCO): Légiférer contre l'acculturation : la mobilité des marchands à l'épreuve des représentations de l'Orient ottoman.

Pause : 11-11.20

  • 11.20. Ariela Gross (USC, Gould School of Law) et Martha Jones (John Hopkins, History)The precarity of status of free people of color on the move in antebellum Maryland, Virginia, and Louisiana
  • 12.05. Anouche Kunth (CNRS, IRIS-EHESS) : A l’épreuve de l’incertitude.Réfugiés : Arméniens en route et en déroute, au lendemain de la Première Guerre mondiale

13h : Déjeuner/Lunch

14h30- 18h30 Session 4. Les effets cognitifs de la mobilité / The Cognitive Effects of Mobility

Présidente de séance/Chair : Sam Erman (University of Southern California, Gould School of Law)

  • 14.30/2 :30pm. Greg Thalmann (University of Southern California, Classics)The effects of displacement : Ancient reflections
  • 15.15/3 :30pm. Camille Rouxpetel (TEMOS-université d’Angers)Mobilités et constructions de l’altérité dans les récits de pèlerinage latins (Syrie, Palestine, Égypte, XIVe siècle)

Pause : 16-16.20/4 :00-4 :20pm

  • 16.20/4 :20pm. Yann Dejugnat (Université Bordeaux Montaigne - Institut Ausonius (UMR 5607 CNRS) : « Le voyageur des Arabes et des Persans. Une approche cognitive de la riḥla d’Ibn Baṭṭūṭa (1325-1355) »
  • 17.05/5 :05pm. Ilsen About (Centre Georg Simmel, CNRS-EHESS) et Adèle Sutre (CRH, EHESS) : Circulations raisonnées. Consciences et discours du voyage dans les sociétés romani-tsiganes, 19e-20e siècles / Reflexive circulations. Consciousness and discourses of traveling in Romani-Gypsy societies, 19th-20th centuries

Table ronde conclusive/ Final discussion – 17h50-18h30/5 :50-6 :30pm

Places

  • Salle des conseils, Aile soufflot, 2e étage - 12 place du Panthéon
    Paris 05 Panthéon, France (75005)
  • Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration - 293 Avenue Daumesnil
    Paris, France (75012)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019

Attached files

Keywords

  • mobility, in-between situation, precariousness, middlemen, identity, space for waiting

Contact(s)

  • Claudia Moatti
    courriel : Claudia [dot] moatti [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Claudia Moatti
    courriel : Claudia [dot] moatti [at] gmail [dot] com

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