Admission Price: Full Rate £20 - full-time waged delegate, Reduced Rate £15 - City/Surrey staff, students (including PhD), unwaged/low-income delegates
How do concepts and practices of mobility and mobilities ‘travel’ across the disciplines of humanities and social sciences? What language(s) do academics, students, practitioners use when discussing such wide-ranging ideas in their everyday work and social worlds? And to what extent are we discussing the same things when we use the term ‘mobility’?
These questions, and others, are the focus of the symposium, which aims to foster a critically-informed and vigorous cross-fertilization of the dynamic concept of ‘mobility’ as it works within and across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Through discussing what conceptual, practical, and theoretical work ‘mobility’ does within the academy, cultural sector, and policy we will address how the concept is put to work or stretched beyond its usefulness.
Tracks and trails of ‘mobility’: movement and mapping, place and space
Avtar Brah (Birkbeck), Liza Schuster (City), Constance Bantman (Surrey)
Locating everyday forms of ‘mobility’: making, crafting, consuming
Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths), Isabella Streffen (Lincoln), Lucy Bell (Surrey), Gargi Bhattacharyya (UEL)
Simon Susen (City): “Between the Language of Space and the Space of Language”
Respondents: Lucy Bell (Surrey) and Liza Schuster (City)
The futures of ‘mobility’?
Jo Littler (City), Johnny Ilan (City), Isabella Streffen (Lincoln, Fine Art), Emmeline Taylor (City)
We are pleased to offer 3 bursaries worth £50, with registration fee waived for bursary holders.
- (i) your current research project and how it will benefit from your attendance at the symposium
- (ii) your budget for attendance at the symposium, including any other sources of funding to which you have applied (whether successfully or not) and/or institutional support available.
Payment will be made upon production of receipts for travel and/or other expenses directly incurred, plus completion of any documentation required by our supporters. It is expected that applicants will make reasonable attempts to keep costs down, for instance, by travelling by standard-class public transport.
Applicants should not register for the symposium until they have heard whether they have been awarded a bursary. We will advise you of the outcome of your application by 29th of May 2019.
Applications will be judged by the symposium organisers and their decision will be final. Preference will be given to low-waged/unwaged delegates, particularly those on fractional or hourly contracts.
Bursary holders will be expected to contribute to the promotion and dissemination of the conference via social media, for example, by tweeting during the event itself and/or reviewing the conference in a guest-blog written for our supporters’ websites.