Thanks for the great discussion for everyone who came today. I thought I’d open up this post just to share the articles that were mentioned in the discussion:
– Amy Stanley, ‘Maidservants’ Tales: Narrating Domestic and Global History in Eurasia, 1600-1900’, American Historical Review, 121:2 (2016), pp. 437–460 is a nice case study and makes some interesting points on immobility.
– Eric Calderwood, Colonial Al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture, (Belknap press, 2018), ch. 4. Is about the Franco regime’s sponsoring of the Hadjj (via steamer) in Morocco in the 1930s. I’m attaching a copy with my awful notes at the bottom here.
We also discussed some themes for the next reading sessions. Which I’m posting down here. We need a total of 6 till the end of the academic year, so if you have any extra ideas or weren’t here today and have something you really want to read let us know in the comments.
Passports: not just in colonial settings, but in Europe too. And a general dicsussion on controlling mobility.
How does global history see mobility, use mobility.
Changes of borders affecting people who don’t move.
Conditions for mobility: infrastructure (railroads, steamers, cars).