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CFP (conference): Sites of Transit in Europe from WW2 to the present. ​​​​​​​History, Spaces, Memories (deadline: 31 May)

Sites of Transit in Europe from WW2 to the present.
History, Spaces, Memories

Fondazione Campo Fossoli (Carpi, Modena - Italy)
October 4-5, 2018


The conference aims to analyse the roles and uses of transit camps and sites in the European historical, geographical and cultural context from WW2 to today from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. The two-day conference is organized by the Fondazione Campo Fossoli, whose mission is to preserve and transmit the history and memories of this Italian site of transit.

Help H-Net and H-HistGeog Prepare for our Next 25 Years!

Soon after H-HistGeog launched at H-Net in January 2002 its indefatigable editor Sam Otterstrom was moderating discussions of "GIS and segregation," “public and private space in places past,” and new queries for texts and resources.  The resulting threads illustrated the kind of helpful collaboration and information-sharing that have defined who we are at H-Net.

Schedule now out - Visualising Spatial Injustice and Exploitation, June 8th, University of Kent

The schedule is now available for Visualising Spatial Injustice and Exploitation, June 8th, University of Kent. Featuring keynotes by Miranda Pennell and Alberto Toscano. 

Please register for free here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visualising-spatial-injustice-and-exploitation-tickets-445513...

10.30-11.00 - Welcome

11.00-12.00 - Keynote 1: Miranda Pennell

12.00 - 12.15 - Tea/coffee break

12.15-13.45 - Panel 1

Chair: Patrick Brian Smith

Discussion about the geographical history of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Dear H-HistGeog members,

Those of you interested in the geographical history of the Mediterranean may be enjoy reading a couple of new papers. 

Recently the writing system of a Medieval manuscript was revealed to be proto-Romance: i.e. the ancestor to Spanish and the other modern Romance languages. In addition, it is written with a proto-Italic alphabet. It is the only known document of this kind and therefore has considerable linguistic and historic importance.

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