Renaissance MIGROPOLIS: Mobility, Migration and the Politics of Reception in Venice (ca. 1450-1650)
MIGROPOLIS offers a new perspective on the motives, practices and consequences of migration in European history, by examining one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan of past urban societies: Renaissance Venice. It does this by investigating quotidian practices of mobility and in particular the early, liminal phases of people's journeys through the city, via a closely-focused study of spaces of first arrival for mobile people in Venice, such as inns, lodging houses, ferry stations and quays. The project will involve mapping these key entry-points where new arrivals first sought shelter, food, work, information and human connection, revealing them as crucial sites of interaction and negotiation between newcomers and the local community as well as important hubs in the authorities’ developing systems of migrant surveillance and identification.
Take a tour of the Storymap Welcome to Venice: Arriving in the Renaissance City
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 702296