Call for Papers and External Conferences


September 2020

October 2019

  • 25-27 October 2019 Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) of the Academy of Mobility Humanities (Konkuk University), Kritika Kultura(Ateneo de Manila University), and UNITAS (University of Santo Tomas) seeks papers on the conference theme: “Life, Thinking, and Culture in the Era of High Mobility.”
    For more information, please click here.


September 2019

  • 23-27 September 2DFG Research Group ‘Landnahme, Acceleration, Activation’ and the 2nd Regional Conference of the German Sociological Association at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
    For more information, please click here.



August 2019




  • 2 August deadline for the John Scholes Transport History Prize Competition
    The prize is named in memory of John Scholes, the first Curator of Historical Relics at the British Transport Commission.
    The prize is funded by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M –
    and SAGE, publishers of the Journal of Transport History.
    For more information, please click here.



June 2019




  • 5-7 June Regional Studies Association (RSA) Annual Conference will be a major event in the field of regional and urban studies, policy and development. The conference aims to discuss how to push regions beyond all kinds of borders and we are calling upon the regional studies, policy and neighbouring communities to join us in Santiago de Compostela.
    For more information, please click here.


  • 3-4 June ‘Digitized Global Mobilities’ The Role of New Media and Digitization in the Security Approaches of the Refugee Crisis Utrecht University. This international event of UGlobe seeks to address questions on the digital features of forced mobility, how technology shapes the approaches of migrant’ security, particularly the unintended effects of digitization and social media use.
    For more information, please click here.


July 2019


May 2019

  • 26-31 May Young Researchers Conference @ World Conference on Transport Research 
    Hosted by: World Conference on Transport Research at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
    For more information, please click here.





  • 9-11 May Forum for Cultural Literacy in Europe (CLE)
    The CLE Forum Steering Committee is in a position to offer a limited number of travel scholarships to attend the conference to outstanding doctoral or post-doctoral students who are conducting research in the fields of hospitality, transcultural and migration studies. 
    For more information, please click here.


April 2019


  • 1 April Call for papers: Staying with Speculation: Natures, Futures, Politics
    Global Discourse, Volume 10, Issue 3
    Edited by Luke R. Moffat, Lancaster University
    For more information, please click here.



March 2019



  • 29 March [DEADLINE] International Journal of Diaspora and Cultural Criticism seeks submissions on the theme: “Mobilities and Humanities: Towards multidisciplinary approaches”
    For more information, please click here.


  • 29 March [DEADLINE] The Regional Studies Association (RSA) have launched a policy research initiative worth £15,000 (c. $19,000; c. €16,800) to successful teams aiming to connect their work and wider communities to societal questions and policy needs.
    For more information, please click here.



  • 15 March [DEADLINE] AnESRC PhD studentship on international migration and fair employment in the Scottish fishing industry is being offered by the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow.




February 2019



  • 15 February [DEADLINE] CfPs ‘Critical Thinking in Tourism Studies’ for Tourism, Culture and Communication, managed by Guest Editors Rodanthi Tzanelli, University of Leeds, UK and Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina.
    For more information, please click here.



  • 1 February [DEADLINE] CfPs Research Stream Sociology of Spatial Mobilities at the next European Sociological Association Conference in Manchester on 20-23 August 2019.
    For more information, please click here.


January 2019

  • 27th January deadline for applications 2019 RSA North America Conference 2019, Montreal, Canada
    More info here>> 
  • 19th January 2019 (midnight) Funded PhD opportunity at the University of Brighton: Generational re/imaginings of automobile futures in transport industry and policy and in everyday mobilities
    More info here>>


  • 15th January deadline for non-Eu/EEA students. Deadline for EU/EEA and Swiss students is 1 March 2019
    New Masters-programme launch: Nordic Urban Planning Studies
    More info here>>


  • Journal: California Italian Studies
    Themed Issue: “Borderless Italy (Italia senza frontiere)” California Italian Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 9 (2019). Submissions may be for either the thematic or the open-themed parts of the volume* in either English or Italian. Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2019, although earlier submissions will be given priority.
    More info here>>> 
  • 11th January 2019: Call for contributions: proposed Journal of Transport Geography Special Issue “Geographies of bike-sharing and emerging forms of shared micro-mobility” More info here>>


December 2018

  • 10th December deadline for applications: 2018 RSA Annual Conference 2019, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
    More info here>>


  • Health, Wellbeing and Transport Course
    4th-7th December. Kellogg College, University of Oxford
    More info here>>


November 2018
  • 29th-30th November 2018 Living Mobilities: Pathways, Directions and Policies. International and Interdisciplinary seminar.
    Call for papers deadline 05.09.2018. Universidade de Evora. 
    More info here>>


  • 30th November 2018 deadline. Virtual Special Issue on “Bio-Inspired Optimization Techniques for BioMedical Data Analysis: Methods and Applications”,
    Applied Soft Computing journal, Elsevier (Impact Factor:3.907).
    More info here>>


  • 30th November deadline. The International Journal of Diaspora and Cultural Criticism is now accepting submissions for our Special Issue on the themes: “Diaspora, Mobilities and Cultural Criticism” to be published in January 2019.
    More info here>>
  • November 29th and 30th CfP for conference: Post-H(uman) index? Politics, metrics, and agency in the accelerated academy
    More info here>>


  • November 28th The BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices Workshop will take place on 28th November 2018, 09:00 – 16:30, ImaginationLab, Lancaster University.
    More info here>>


  • November 23rd Application deadline for a funded PhD Scholarship at Manchester Metropolitan University, Dept of Psychology
    Cycling and Identity: Examining the role of social identity processes in transport choice and cycling
    More information here>>>


  • 15th November, 2018 Smart Storytelling Day & 8th International Mobile Innovation Screening (16th November)
    Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
    More information here>>>



  • 8th-9th November 2018, Reinventing Mobilities and Borders: Cross-disciplinary Conversations
    Karelian Institute, UEF, Joensuu campus
    Organizers: Driss Habti and Tuulikki Kurki, Karelian Institute, UEF,
    More information here>>


  • 8th November RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2018 in exile: Dangerous Movements this CET 18:30-2000. It is hosted by University of Kent Paris School of Culture and Arts, Reid Hall, 75006, Paris, France. Follow actions ‘live’ on Twitter CET 18:30-20:00: #r3fest #runrunrunart #runningstudies.
    More information here>>> 


  • Date: 8 November 2018. One day conference on Transnational Higher Education and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) University of Manchester. You can register here.
    More information here>>>


  • Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 33: Ocean Crossings
    1st November deadline
    More info here>>

October 2018
  • October 17th, 2018, Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
    More information here>>


  • October 15, 2018 56th International Making Cities Livable Conference on a Healthy City for ALL Portland and design competition, or June 17-21, 2019. More information here>> 


  • October 1, 2018 Cfp Deadline: One-day conference on 8 November 2018 at the University of Manchester (Manchester, UK) on: Transnational Higher Education and the China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). More information here>>


 September 2018

 August 2018

  • 29-30 August 2018 (Em)powering Mobilities: Cities/Architectures/Justices
    Conference Aalborg Centre for Mobilities and Urban Studies CMUS. The 10th Year Anniversary conference at the Center for Mobilities and Urban Studies (C-MUS) take on the pertinent themes of power, empowerment, and mobilities. Wherever we face mobilities we also face questions of power, stratification, social differentiation, social exclusion, and immobilities. Deadline for abstract submission 16 April 2018.
  • 16th August 2018 EASA conference Staying, Moving, Settling in Stockholm More info here>>
    • CfP deadline 3 August 2018 Special Issue on “Artificial Intelligence for Mobile Health Data Analysis and
      Processing”, Journal of Mobile Information Systems, Hindawi (Impact
      Factor: 0.958)  More info here>> 


July 2018

  • Applied Soft Computing journal (Elsevier) – IF 2018: 3.907
    Special Issue on Bio-Inspired Optimization Techniques for
    BioMedical Data Analysis: Methods and Applications Deadline 

    – Virtual Special Issue start: July 1st, 2018
    – First Round of Review: Maximum 3 months after submission date
    – Virtual Special Issue closing date: November 30, 2018 More info>>
  • EASST2018 Conference: ‘Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together’25-28 July EASST2018 conference. Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together. Call for papers closed.


May 2018 

  • T2M- The Lives of Hubs Cities and Their Networks  Papers may address the conference theme, or other social, cultural, economic, technological, ecological and political perspectives on the history, present, and future of transport, traffic and mobility. This mobility history conference openly aims to bridge research approaches, welcoming proposals from different disciplines dealing with mobility studies (history, sociology, anthropology, geography, economy, planning studies, business history, architecture, design, communication, etc.) We particularly encourage the submission of interdisciplinary panels. • Abstracts and papers may be submitted in either English or French. • Abstract length is limited to 300 words. • Abstracts are due May 28th 2018 Your proposal may be submitted at the following site:

February 2018

  • Social Futures Handbook Call Mobilities are critical to social futures, and we invite contributions on topics including the critical role of mobile utopia, mobilities practices, mobilities systems in shaping futures, the power of the mobilities paradigm as an analytical orientation for the study of social futures, mobilities as a methodological approach to mainstreaming or democratising the future and to ‘world’ with greater care and ethical circumspection.

  • Journal of Transport History Call Commercial Aviation History in Latin America: We are inviting scholarly contributions dealing with the basic subjects that are included in the history of commercial aviation in the region for a proposed Special Issue of the Journal of Transport History scheduled for April 2019. In existence for over 50 years, The Journal of Transport History publishes scholarly research and commentary on the history of transport, travel, tourism and mobility, and their relationships with planning and policy.

December 2017 

  • Network for Research into Chinese Education Mobilities (NRCEM) Call 800-1,200 words reports of latest research publications and projects in any area of Chinese education mobilities are shared here. Authors will provide a 200-word Chinese abstract for each report. We are currently inviting contributions of research reports. Please get in touch by emailing


Other Past Events 

23 March 2018 Mobilities Pedagogies Wilfried Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

29 October-5 November 2017 Mobile Utopia, Lancaster, UK

2-7 October 2017 USP Mobilities, Sao Paulo, Brazil

27-28 April 2017 Living Infrastructures: Beyond Global North and Global South, Volgograd, Russia


Call for Papers and External Conferences 2017:

Forthcoming Conferences / Workshops / Seminars