A MoHu Centre Book - 2 volume set
edited by Lucio Biasiori, Federico Mazzini & Chiara Rabbiosi
Published with Routledge, Changing Mobilities Book Series
This two-volume collection significantly advances the study of mobilities, understood as the movement of ideas, objects, people and texts in past and present societies as well as in different geographical contexts. Through a series of short chapters, mobility is employed as an elastic, inclusive and multifaceted concept across various disciplines to shed light on a geographically and chronologically broad range of issues and case studies. In doing so, the concept of mobility is positioned as a powerful catalyst for historical change and as a fruitful approach to research in the humanities and social sciences.
Both volumes are edited and written by members of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility and the Humanities (MoHu) at the Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and The Ancient World (DiSSGeA) of the University of Padua, Italy. The structure of the books mirrors the thematic research clusters of the Centre: Theories and Methods, Ideas, Objects, People and Texts. Afterwords from leading scholars from other institutions synthesise and reflect upon the findings of each section.
This innovative two-volume set makes a compelling case for the use of mobility studies as a research framework in the humanities and social sciences. As such, it will be of interest to students and researchers in various disciplines.