John Urry Lecture 2020: Covid-19, Mobilities and Futures


Published by Harriet Phipps

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020


On 29th October, Lancaster Sociology Department, CeMoRe and the Institute for Social Futures held the third Annual John Urry Lecture, albeit in a slightly different format than previous years. 

An online event discussed Covid-19, Mobilities and Futures with short talks and a panel discussion from speakers:

Professor Tim Cresswell

Professor Mimi Sheller

Professor Noel Salazar

With the global pandemic thrusting im/mobilities into the epicentre of contemporary politics and society, the conversations surrounding the future of mobilities research is now more important than ever. The panel saw the discussion of the valuing of mobility in a post COVID-19 world; contested visions of im/mobilities; and essential and existential mobilities in times of crisis. 

The event was incredibly popular with our greatest ever turn out of 312 viewers – an exciting time for the growth of mobilities in academia. 

The link for the full Youtube coverage of the event can be found here:

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