The migratory phenomenon is analyzed in its historical perspective, with special emphasis on the processes of integration and miscegenation. Literary sources, artistic representations, travel stories and audiovisual documentation are used to study self-identification procedures by opposition of the other, that is: the cultural construction of the self and the us in front of them, as a threat, as an alteration, as corruption of a supposedly secularly unaltered system, alien to the transformation, to the remodeling, to the hybridization.
1. Theory of intercultural contact. Problems of nomenclature and taxonomy.
2. The great migration. Debates around the settlement of the planet by Homo Sapiens Sapiens.
3. Migrations, invasions, deportations. The corrupting sea: the Hellenization of the Mediterranean Sea.
4. Herodotus: the construction of the barbarian. The Greeks and otherness.
5. A World Empire: Rome. Multiethnicity, pluriculturality, religious diversity.
6. Towards a single thought: the party is over. The negation of the other and the construction of dogma.
7. The modern and contemporary tradition of migration
8. The migratory flows towards the American continent. Life experiences and testimonies. Communities and inheritance
9. Forced population movements. From pogroms to wars in the twentieth century
10. The historical dynamics regarding the encounter and the clash of cultures: colonizations and decolonizations, acculturation, integration and mestizaje
11. Ghettos, identities and public actions
12. Theories on interculturality and multiculturalism. End-of-century debates on cultural relativism