CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research

The study of 'mobilities' is a newly emerging interdisciplinary field in which Lancaster University is developing particular strengths.

The Centre was established in May 2003. The concept of mobilities encompasses the large-scale movements of people, objects, capital and information across the world, as well as the more local processes of daily transportation, movement through public space, and the travel of material things in everyday life. It was established to bridge the relevant disciplines at Lancaster and to co-ordinate cross-faculty research networks, to develop new external funding and research student opportunities, to consolidate a national and international reputation for Lancaster theory and research in this area, and to contribute to deciphering the increasingly problematic nature of a mobile world, by producing new theories, research and policy instruments.

Aims of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster

  • to bridge the various disciplines that are involved at Lancaster and especially to co-ordinate cross-faculty research networks
  • to seek and develop new external funding and research student opportunities
  • to consolidate a national and international reputation for Lancaster theory and research in this emergent area
  • to contribute to deciphering the increasingly problematic nature of a mobile world, by producing new theories, research and policy instrument
  • to develop positive links and connections with individuals, groups and centres elsewhere