International Conference: Away from Home: Ideas, Emotions, Images and Writings on Homesickness in the Mediterranean World (1492-1923)
Library of Portugal (BNP), Lisbon
20-21 June, 2022.
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It is our aim to see how and to understand why, despite Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, and the growing circulation of people (like travelers, traders, pilgrims, students, scientists, tourists), and the exchange of ideas across national, cultural and religious divides, individual and communities still maintained their entangled relationship with Home, either in a real or constructed image and discourse, through time. For that we invite scholars to explore all available media that reveals Homesickness to participate in this congress.
- Consider Homesickness in a long-term and comparative perspective;
- Investigate the expressions of Homesickness in its material, literary and immaterial dimensions, in order to understand the density of its diversity.