Call for Papers: Return Migration and Social Change in the European Countryside, 1850-1960

RHN 34/2015 | Call

Panel organisers: Xosé M. Núñez-Seixas, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Miguel Cabo Villaverde, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Session at the International Conference Old and New Worlds: the Global Challenges of Rural History Lisbon, 27-30 January 2016

Deadline: 15 April 2015

Return Migration and Social Change in the European Countryside,
1850-1960

Session at the International Conference Old and New Worlds: the Global Challenges of Rural History Lisbon, 27-30 January 2016

Mass migration from the mid-nineteenth-century was one of the main forces behind the processes of social, economic, political and cultural change taking place in the European continent. A complex flux of ideas, tastes, everyday attitudes and cash developed both from and to the places of origin of the immigrants. The goal of this panel is to analyse from a comparative point of view the ways in which the experience of migration drove social change from the second half of the 19th century to the post-Second World War period. The scope will cover formal effects such as the influence on political attitudes, social values, religious behaviour or associational patterns, but also the informal or everyday sphere, such as the diffusion of new leisure forms, the access to written culture through press and private correspondence, musical and literary expressions, modes of consumption, etcetera.

Papers are accepted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Paper proposals should be submitted through a Paper Submission Form on the Conference website: https://lisbon2016rh.wordpress.com/cfpapers/

Please send proposals to Miguel Cabo Villaverde (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) miguel.cabo@usc.es

(Spanish abstract)

Migración de retorno y cambio social en la Europa rural, 1850-1960

La emigración de masas a partir de mediados del siglo XIX fue una de los principales factores impulsores de los procesos de cambio social, económico, político y cultural que se produjeron en el continente europeo. Un complejo flujo de ideas, gustos, actitudes cotidianas y remesas financieras se desarrolló en ambas direcciones desde y hacia los lugares de origen de los emigrantes. El objetivo de este panel es analizar desde un punto de vista comparativo las formas en que la experiencia migratoria promovió el cambio social entre la segunda mitad del siglo XIX y la segunda postguerra. Su perspectiva cubrirá los efectos formales, tales como la influencia en las actitudes políticas, valores sociales, comportamientos religiosos o patrones asociativos, como los informales en la esfera cotidiana, como la difusión de nuevas formas de ocio, el acceso a la cultura escrita a través de la prensa y la correspondencia privada, expresiones musicales o literarias, patrones de consumo, etc.