The 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers “Crossing the boundaries of knowledge: historical geographies of mobility, circulation, and transculturalism”  organized by the University of Warsaw and the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences.


Warsaw, July 15-20, 2018.


The organizers are particularly interested in studies examining how knowledges crossed national, cultural, linguistic, and even disciplinary boundaries, and what kind of empowerments, challenges, and impacts emerged from this for those beings, matters, and meanings involved. To this end, they welcome especially (but not exclusively) contributions on:

  • Historical geographies of transnational practices in intellectual history
  • Biographical and bibliographical approaches to geographers whose work was characterized by international, transnational, or multilingual approaches
  • Historical geographies of academic and scholarly mobilities
  • The experience of exile in the production of geographical knowledge
  • Historical geographies of social and cultural difference, including language, cultural practices, gender, and race
  • Transculturation in mapping, e.g. the inclusion of indigenous knowledge
  • Historical geographies of reception and translation, both linguistic and cultural, questioning the concept of ‘true translation’
  • Geography and multilingualism
  • Historical geographies of the international circulation of books and printed journals
  • Geography and transculturalism
  • Historical geographies of internationalism
  • Historical geographies of mobile knowledges and technologies


Send an abstract of 200-250 words (for a paper of c. 15-20 minutes) to federico.ferretti@ucd.ie and h.jons@lboro.ac.uk by Friday, 29 September 2017.

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