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Transfers at a Crossroads

An Anthropological Perspective

Noel B. Salazar


In this short article, I offer a personal reflection on my own mobilities and how these influenced my academic interest in human movement and brought me in contact with mobility studies and Transfers. On the special occasion of the journal's tenth anniversary, I look back at how the journal has fared. I remind readers of the initial plans and expectations that were expressed by the founding editors, with a focus on issues that are important from an anthropological point of view. I complement this critical and constructive analysis with a brief look into the future. In which direction should Transfers ideally be moving? What are the implications of societal developments such as the ones surrounding the coronavirus pandemic for the journal and its thematic focus?

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Valerie Deacon

histories, and it is unsurprising that historians are mobilizing war as a way to investigate the circulation of ideas, materials, and people across physical and temporal boundaries. Historians of resistance during the Second World War are also starting to

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Transatlantic Circulation of Political and Legal Actors, Ideas, and Bodies of Knowledge between Europe and America during the Twentieth Century

Emanuele Podda and Ignacio Alejandro López

-Atlantic: Written Culture and the Circulation of Ideas in the Portuguese and Spanish Worlds,” Lingua Franca 7, no. 1 (2021): 1–12, . 10 For a critique of these heuristic tools when it comes to the history

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On the Edge of Turbulent Times

Transatlantic Readings on Political Institutions by Mexican and Argentinian Law Alumni, 1920s–1940s

Ignacio Alejandro López

transatlantic dimension of the circulation of ideas, a field that has been increasingly problematized geographically and spatially. 8 In terms of legal scholarship, the consolidation of the “sphere of written culture” in a wider sense between Europe and America

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Transnational Cultural Propaganda

French Cultural Policies in Britain during the Second World War

Charlotte Faucher

practices” in order to assert French values. Propaganda is often envisaged as the result of national prerogatives; yet the international circulation of ideas, themes, and practices were important, too. The British Council policies towards French cultural

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Challenges and Pitfalls of Feminist Sisterhood in the Aftermath of the Cold War *

The Case of the Network of East-West Women

Ioana Cîrstocea

the international circulation of ideas], Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 145 (2002), 3–8, ; Johanna Siméant, “La transnationalisation de l'action collective” [Collective action goes transnational], in

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Reflections on the Circulation of Normative Models and Legal Works in the 1936 Argentine Civil Code Draft on Possession

María Rosario Polotto and Pamela Alejandra Cacciavillani

comparatism to the study of the circulation of ideas and normative experiences in Europe and America during the first half of the 20th century], in La cultura jurídica latinoamericana y la circulación de ideas durante la primera mitad del siglo XX

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Of Words, Change, and Transplantations

Reshaping Chinese Concepts between Empire and Modernity

Federico Brusadelli, Anne Schmiedl, and Phillip Grimberg

, and the circulation of ideas across the continents, their constant translation/transformation, together with the resilience of traditional forms and their interplay with imported ones, are highlighted. In some cases, the process of de-Westernization is

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“Containers, Carriers, Vehicles”

Three Views of Mobility from Africa

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Jeroen Cuvelier, and Katrien Pype

. What is technology at that point and according to whom? The second goal was to question the idea of mobility as human movement, circulation of ideas, commodities, bodies, and money, and social growth or decline, which we considered human-, techno

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Transatlantic Legal Networks

Boris Mirkine-Guetzévitch and Brazil, 1927–1934

Emanuele Podda

, the international circulation of ideas. 36 One of the employed strategies was that of “institution building” for transnational encounters, which could give to intellectual exchanges an official framework. 37 The IIDP, located in Paris, gathered