New Lecture Series on ‘Mobility Humanities’

group of people stood in front of a sign that reads 'Lancaster Conference Centre'

Published by Harriet Phipps

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021


For the past three years CeMoRe has been collaborating with colleagues at Konkuk University’s Academy for Mobility Humanities AMH) based in Seoul, South Korea. Konkuk was the first university in the world to establish a centre dedicated specifically to humanities-based mobilities scholarship and teaching and, together with the Centre for Advanced Mobility Studies (MoHu) at the University of Padua in Italy, has done much to promote mobilities theories, methods and debates amongst scholars working in disciplines such as literary and post-colonial studies.

            CeMoRe (and Lancaster University) has now signed Memoranda of Understanding with both Konkuk and Padua, and we are looking forward to many years of close collaboration with both institutions – including the possibility of staff/PGR exchanges when international travel once again becomes possible.

            CeMoRe will also be hosting Konkuk’s 2022 international conference at Lancaster University in order to give mobilities scholars based in Europe an opportunity to attend. This will be the second time we have hosted the Konkuk team at Lancaster University (see photo from 2019 attached) and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them back.

             In my capacity as CeMoRe’s Director for the Humanities it has been very exciting to work with the KU Academy and see their project take shape (see, and I was greatly honoured to be invited to give a talk on my own work in their Special Lecture series: The talk is based on a recent paper I published in the journal cultural geographies entitled ‘Trackless Mourning: the Mobilities of Love and Loss’.

            The Special Lecture Series features talks by many well-known mobilities scholars and is well worth a look. CeMoRe is very grateful to the KU team for taking mobilities scholarship to new audiences around the world.


Lynne Pearce, CeMoRe Co-Director (Humanities)



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