CeMoRe Upcoming Events:
After a busy introductory term to 2018-19 at Lancaster, we’re onto planning more events and preparing to host even more visiting researchers at CeMoRe. We’d be delighted if you could join us for any of our events, and please share the news and invite any colleagues you think might be interested.
As always, any questions please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to join anything remotely, just let us know your Skype ID in advance, or ask to join us via our Double Robot. If you’re interested in joining us as a self-funded researcher, please get in touch!
6th March 2019
1-3pm Sociology Kitchen Space, B Floor Bowland North, Lancaster Uni
Is there an App for that? Data Mobilities and Disaster CeMoRe
@ Campus in the City
9th and 13th March 2019
9-3.30pm St Nicholas Arcade, Lancaster
19th March 2019
Mobilising Social Science: ESRC IAA Launch
2nd April 2019
11-2pm Imagination Lab, LICA Building, Lancaster Uni
Public Safety Communications Conference
4th-6th June 2019
8-5pm, Lancaster Uni
International Mobility Humanities Conference 2019
24th-25th June 2019
Lancaster University Conference Centre
Theme: Exploring Lives and Cultures through the Lens of Mobility Humanities
Merriman and Pearce (2017) put forward an exciting challenge to the “new mobilities paradigm” by arguing that arts and humanities approaches to movement and mobility can benefit from an understanding of “kin-aesthetics.” Through this approach, Merriman and Pearce suggest we can examine the ways in which “movement is enacted, felt, perceived, expressed, metered, choreographed, appreciated and desired.”
Building on the argument further, AMH proposes that mobility humanities refers to the real and virtual movement of people, objects, ideas and relationships as a result of the development of mobility technologies such as trains, cars, airplanes, the Internet and mobile devices, thinking through the concept of the co-evolution of humans and technology. It also involves the shifting of social relations, which include the transformation of space (urban) composition and demographics, the transformation of labour and capital, the transformation of power or governance.
We invite scholars to interrogate the notion of “mobility humanities” as a new mode of analysis to think through past viewpoints on boundaries, cultures and movement at this one-day conference. The format will include paper presentations and round-table discussions.
How to participate:
Please send an abstract (500 words max) and a short biography by e-mail to Dr Farrah Sheikh, KU Academy of Mobility Humanities on email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Peter Merriman & Lynne Pearce (2017) Mobility and the humanities, Mobilities, 12:4, 493-508.
- John Urry (2007),Mobilities, Cambridge: Polity Press.
ESRC IAA Funding
John Urry Library Progress
Now that Thiago Allis, our John Urry Fellow for 2018-19, has finished his visit at Lancaster University, we are finalising our preparations ready for John Urry’s private library to make the journey across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Thiago will be working with students at Sao Paulo to develop a digital platform for public consultation of Urry’s work to help develop a regional centre of mobilities studies in Brazil.
We’ve already been so grateful to all our visitors this year for sharing their research, time and enthusiasm with us at CeMoRe. We’re excited to be looking forward to soon also be welcoming:
Ragnhild Dahl Wikstrøm
Ph.D. candidate in Human Geography at the University of Oslo
Working on a research project named Smart Mobility suburbs (SMS). Research interests include: urban studies and suburbanisation, daily mobilities, sustainable transition, qualitative methods.
Marén Schorch currently works at the Socio-Informatics & CSCW, Universität Siegen. Marén is a qualitative social researcher focusing on extreme events, health and biography. Her current project is the junior researchers group “KontiKat”.
Earvin Charles Cabalquinto
Lecturer in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, Australia
Research expertise lies in the intersections of digital media, mobilities and migration.
Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Eastern Finland
PhD Anna-Leena Toivanen works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu. She obtained her doctorate in 2010 at the University of Jyväskylä with a study on two Zimbabwean writers, Yvonne Vera and Dambudzo Marechera. The study focused on issues of nationhood in the context of the Zimbabwe crisis. In her ongoing research project, Toivanen studies the tensions of nationhood and globalization in the context of Sub-saharan African women’s writing. The study employs a comparative approach by looking into both Anglo- and Francophone African women’s literatures.
PhD Student in the Department of Social Science at Roskilde University, Netherlands
Benjamin is working on a PhD degree in Social Science at Roskilde University. He will be supervised by CeMoRe Director, Joe Deville, during his stay at Lancaster University.
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