Workshop with Jean-Paul Rehr (Lyon)
IMAFO, Library, 3rd floor, Hollandstraße 11-13, 1020 Vienna
Thursday, 04. April 2019, 14:10
Migration and its consequences belong to the most relevant societal challenges that present-day politicians, NGOs and social scientists have to face. But reflecting on migration is not the prerogative of modernity: If we assume that man, as homo migrans, has always migrated, we can be assured that man has also always reflected upon his mobile existence. Assessing the ideas, views and judgements on migration, and on human mobility in general, that were formulated by scholars between antiquity and the eighteenth century, the project team bridges the fields of historical migration studies and intellectual history.