Connecting Mobilities Research between the UK and South Korea


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Friday, May 19th, 2023

On the 3rd and 4th May, two of our CeMoRe directors Dr Nicola Spurling and Dr David Tyfield; CeMoRe PhD student Harriet Phipps, and two bursary winners Dr Simon Cook, Birmingham University and PhD student Nenna Orie Chuku, University College London visited Konkuk University, Seoul to speak at the “International Mobility Humanities Conference: Connecting Mobilities Research between the UK and South Korea”.

This event was part of the UKRI grant “Connecting Mobilities Research between the UK and South Korea: Narrating, Mobilising, Experimenting and Engaging Mobilities for a Just Future.”

The attendees and the CeMoRe team would like to give a very special thank you to all of our colleagues and friends at Konkuk University and it’s Academy of Mobility Humanities for making the visit so enjoyable and acting as very welcoming hosts. All attendees had an incredible time and really enjoyed the exchange.

CeMoRe Director Dr Nicola Spurling with the Director Dr Inseop Shin and Associate Director Dr Jooyoung Kim of the Academy of Mobility Humanities holding gifts exchanged between centres.

The first day of the conference consisted of an ‘Education and Public Engagement Workshop’ and the second day saw presentations on ‘Arts, Humanities and Social Science approaches to Mobilities research at a time of Cultural and Climate Change’. Alongside some fascinating talks and opportunity for engaging discussion CeMoRe and AMH colleagues ate lots of delicious food and went for a lovely walk and exploration of the Konkuk campus!

We would like to express our gratitude to our colleagues at Konkuk Academy of Mobility Humanities for their generosity in hosting us and providing us with such an excellent trip!

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