Workshop

Free Movement in Postwar Europe. Explorations of a Multivalent Concept

30 juin | 14h00

Dynamiken und Erfahrungen der Globalisierung

Free Movement in Postwar Europe. Explorations of a Multivalent Concept

Convenors: Patricia Hertel (Centre Marc Bloch) and Sasha D. Pack (University at Buffalo)

30 June 14.00–17.30 and 1 July  9.00–13.00

This workshop uses conceptions of “free movement” after 1945 as a perspective on key structures and issues of Europe in its global context. We aim to explore the varied, competing, and contradictory concepts of “free movement”, arguing that it was a powerful but also multivalent catchword in the second half of the twentieth century. Fostering free movement was often an economic measure, but along with it came values and visions, whether explicit or implicit, that varied according to historical circumstance and conjuncture. Our objective is to launch a critical exploration of hitherto unquestioned connections between legal regulations, economic agendas, social practices, and cultural ideals. The workshop strives to assess the historical impact of the “free movement” idea, as well as to critically reflect on narratives that proclaim a teleological story of an unlimited spread of such ideals.

Please register in advance for a participation in person or online at: patricia.hertel@cmb.hu-berlin.de

Contact

Patricia Hertel
patricia.hertel  ( at )  cmb.hu-berlin.de

Lieu

Hybrid : Germaine-Tillion Saal & Online