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Archive: 2019 GMHC

2019 global mobilty humanities conference poster



Theme :

Life, Thinking, and Culture in the High-Mobility Era

Dates :
25th ~ 26th October, 2019

Organizers :

Academy of Mobility Humanities logo

The Academy of

Mobility Humanities,

Konkuk University

Unitas logo


University of

Santo Tomas

Kritika Kultura logo

Kritika Kultura,

Ateneo De Manila


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

profile image of Noel Salazar

Noel Salazar  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

No Travel without Travail? A Reiterative Human Quest in Tourism Mobilities

profile image of Melani Budianta

Melani Budianta  Universitas Indonesia

In the Face of Gold Allure : Reactivating Village Commoning

profile image of Maria Luisa Torres Reyes

Maria Luisa Torres Reyes  University of Santo Tomas

Migratory Aesthetics in Diasporic Claustrophobia

profile image of Vincenz Serrano

Vincenz Serrano  Atenoe de Manila University

Metaphors of Manila, Figures of Mobility :

Uses of Figurative Language in Urban Studies Research on Manila

profile image of Jame Hay

James Hay  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

On the Watch - Rewinding the Long History of Self-tracking

in Regimes of Self-governance

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Ramon Guillermo  University of the Philippines

Imagining Utopia in the Vast Malay Archipelago

profile image of Carlos Lopez-Galviz

Carlos Lopez-Galviz  Lancaster University

The Past Futures of Cities and Mobility: A Humanist View

Please refer to the documents provided below for more detail on the conference from 2019.

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