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5th Graduate Workshop | 23–25 May 2024 | Change from Below: Mobility, Transformation, and Exchange across Europe

When? 23–25 May 2024

Where? Room 319, Altes Finanzamt, Landshuter Str. 4


The event starts with a keynote lecture by Rory Archer (Graz) at 18:00 on 23 May. The organizers would appreciate it if you could register your attendance ahead of the event.

This year's theme "Change from Below: Mobility, Transformation, and Exchange across Europe," explores how mobility has historically and contemporarily influenced societal changes across Europe and beyond. The workshop will highlight the often-undervalued stories and impacts of those affected by these dynamics. The program begins with an insightful keynote by Dr. Rory Archer, who will discuss Yugoslav Albanian labour migration as a case study of the often unseen aspects of European mobility. This will set the stage for a series of presentations and panel discussions that delve into how cross-border movements have reshaped communities and individual experiences. Topics will cover a wide range of issues from the transfer of cultural knowledge to shifts in political landscapes and economic frameworks.This workshop is tailored for scholars, especially PhD candidates and early career researchers from fields such as history, cultural studies, and sociology. It offers a valuable platform for presenting research, exchanging ideas, and fostering discussions that deepen understanding of mobility’s role in shaping our world. We invite you to share your insights and join a community of scholars in exploring the subtle yet powerful forces of mobility, transformation, and exchange that continue to shape Europe.

Please find the full programme here.

Interested participants are welcome, registration is requested: gsoses.conference@ur.de

The workshop is organised by the Graduate School for East and Southeast European StudiesUR in cooperation with the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Europe and America in the Modern World".