Events

 

Wandering Thoughts: Mobility and the Mind

Graduate Conference of the Department of Classics at USC

USC Park Campus, Jan. 18–19, 2019 

Keynote Speakers: Eric Rebillard (Cornell) and William G. Thalmann (USC)

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PAST EVENTS

Between Precarity and Trust:
the Experience of Mobility across Time

USC Park Campus, Jan. 19-20 2018

Law School Faculty Lounge, room 433.

LA-ZATTERA Livre des merveilles Marco Polo[2]
The Travels of Marco Polo (Livre des Merveilles du Monde, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, manuscrit 2810)

PROGRAM (Program & Map & Abstracts)

Friday January 19

8:15 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Introduction: Claudia Moatti (Université de Paris 8 and USC).

  1. The organization of mobility: networks, guilds, documents of identity

Session Chair: Christelle Fischer-Bovet (USC)

9:30 am – Cédric Brélaz (Université de Fribourg): Deviating Soldiers: Officials on the Move and Local Communities at Risk in the Roman East

10:15 am – Adam Kosto (Columbia University): Safety “Coming and Going” in the Middle Ages

Pause: 11:00-11:15

11:15 am – Juliette Bourdin (Université de Paris 8):

The mechanisms of trust: the emigrants’ response to the dangers of the overland trails to Oregon and California in the 1840s

12:00 pm – General discussion

12:30 pm – LUNCH

  1. Mobility and Law

Session Chair: Ariela Gross (USC, Gould School of Law)

2:00 pm – Emmanuelle Chevreau (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas):

Contractual clauses facilitating the mobility of people and goods in the Roman Empire

2: 45 pm – Rowan Dorin (Stanford University): Migrant, Moneylenders and the Threat of Expulsion in Medieval Europe
Pause: 3:30 – 3:45

3:45 pm – Evelyne Oliel-Grausz (Université Paris 1-IHMC/ ConfigMed ERC/ Centre de recherches français à Jérusalem): Being a foreigner at court : Jews in Livorno, mobility and litigation in the 18th century 

4:30 pm – Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA): Legal framework and policy issues raised by refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants in the 21st century US.

5:15-5:45: Discussion

Saturday January 20

8:45 am – Breakfast

3.Mobility, knowledge and representations

Session Chair: Tom Habinek (USC)

9:30 am – Susan Lape (USC): Female Immigrants in New Comedy: Precarity and Accommodation

10:15 am – Jennifer Devereaux (USC): From Vulnerability to Collectivity in the Ancient World

Pause: 11:00-11:15

11:15 am – Jessica Goldberg (UCLA): Becoming a local: migration and identity in the medieval Islamic world

12:00 pm – General discussion
12:30 pm – LUNCH

Session Chair: Roger Waldinger (UCLA)

2:00 pm Chiara Galli (UCLA, Sociology): Converting Human Suffering into Humanitarian Capital: Legal Brokerage between the State and Vulnerable Immigrants

2:45 – Emily Ryo (USC, Gould School of Law):

Fostering Legal Cynicism in Immigration Detention

Pause: 3:30-3:45

3:45 pm – Nayan Shah (USC):

Precarious Materiality and Visual Exhibition of Refugees

4:30-5:30 pm – General discussion

This event is open to public.

Location: USC, University Park Campus.

Directions and information for parking at McCarthy Way parking structure ($12) at: https://visit.usc.edu/maps-directions/university-park-campus/

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PAST EVENTS : Université de Paris 8, 7 novembre 2016

Prendre la route. Mobilité et différenciation sociale de l’antiquité à l’époque moderne, organisé par Boris Bove, Martin Gravel et Claudia Moatti

Vivre en mobilité II- La précarité sur les routes et les mers de l’antiquité à l’époque moderne, 23 mai 2016, Musée d’art et d’histoire de St Denis

PROGRAM

9h30 Claudia Moatti (P8) Introduction

10h-Pascal Arnaud (LyonII) L’insécurité sur les mers dans le monde romain

11h D.Valérian (Lyon II), La construction de normes partagées entre chrétiens et musulmans sur la lutte contre la piraterie en Méditerranée

12h : pause déjeuner

13h30  Wolfgang Kaiser (Paris 1), Les « dangers de la plage ». L’insécurité d’un lieu social en Méditerranée à l’époque moderne

14h30 G. Calafat (Paris 1), Les procès de l’insécurité maritime. Procédures et recours en Méditerranée au 17ème siècle

Pause

15h : Marie Pierre Dausse (Paris 8)

Les routes de l’Epire antique : un ‘pays fortifié par la nature’ (Plutarque) ?

16h : Didier Gazagnadou (Paris 8): Le nomade est constamment aux aguets, car le danger est partout ! (Déserts, précarité et sécurité pour les nomades du Moyen Orient à partir de relations de voyages et de notes ethnographiques (19e-début 20e)

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