The 2019 Global Mobility Humanities Conference organized by the Academy of Mobility Humanities with Kritika Kultra and UNITAS, was held successfully at Konkuk University from October 25-26 with 100 researchers from 15 countries in attendance.
2019 GMHC explored the theme of “Life, Thinking, and Culture in the High-Mobility Era.” It aimed to deepen the existing 'mobility paradigm' which is centered on social sciences into the humanities. As a result, an interdisciplinary and convergent research platform centered on 'mobility' has been established, traversing the boundaries of social sciences and the humanities.
Seven prominent scholars from around the world gave keynote presentations, and 44 participants presented their work across 11 panels. The Asia Mobility Humanities Network advisors also participated in a roundtable to discuss the 2019 GMHC theme “Mobility humanities become ... : constellation of humanity, technology, and geography”.
Through these in-depth discussions, researchers from various disciplines, including literature, philosophy, aesthetics, sociology, anthropology, geography, media studies, and cultural studies, traversed their academic boundaries and discussed the possibilities for mobility humanities.
Photos from 2019 GMHC
2019 GMHC Keynote Speakers
Noel Salazar Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
No Travel without Travail? A Reiterative Human Quest in Tourism Mobilities
Melani Budianta Universitas Indonesia
In the Face of Gold Allure : Reactivating Village Commoning
Maria Luisa Torres Reyes University of Santo Tomas
Migratory Aesthetics in Diasporic Claustrophobia
Vincenz Serrano Atenoe de Manila University
Metaphors of Manila, Figures of Mobility :
Uses of Figurative Language in Urban Studies Research on Manila
James Hay University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
On the Watch - Rewinding the Long History of Self-tracking
in Regimes of Self-governance
Ramon Guillermo University of the Philippines
Imagining Utopia in the Vast Malay Archipelago
Carlos Lopez-Galviz Lancaster University
The Past Futures of Cities and Mobility: A Humanist View