14 – 18 November 2022
The FGCSS invites doctoral and master’s students to explore and discuss the manifold realities of (im)mobilities and its interrelations in an increasingly globalised world, in which people, objects, imaginaries, and capital are on the move, crossing political, social, and cultural borders.
Based on an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach, the Autumn School will analyse spatial and social (im)mobilities from sociological, political, legal and intercultural perspectives. The programme will scrutinise the underlying structural conditions and implications of mobilities as well as the various aspirations, discourses, and ways of living that are connected to (im)mobility. Furthermore, the Autumn School will ask for the role of political and legal instruments in the regulation of mobility. It will discuss the potential of human rights – and especially the often neglected social, economic and cultural human rights: How can they be developed further and potentially contribute to the governance of mobility and mobility rights – including the right to stay immobile without harm? Which dimensions do we need to consider? What are the legal, political and socio-cultural problems of implementation and universalisation?
Participants will be introduced to the relevant research fields related to (im)mobilities and human rights and provided a platform to present and discuss their current research projects. Being organised in a hybrid format, the Autumn School will combine the advantages of personal exchange on site in Fulda and the low-threshold nature of online participation.