[Iag-list] Invitation to attend AusMob 2021 Symposium

David Bissell david.bissell at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Oct 13 05:32:12 UTC 2021

Dear IAG members,

The Australian Mobilities Research Network is delighted to invite you to attend our AusMob 2021 Transforming Mobilities Symposium! The event is free of charge and will take place virtually via Zoom on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th December 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed mobilities in Australasia, Southeast Asia and globally. Restrictions on movement have changed migration possibilities; where and how work takes place; where people wish to live; what kinds of holidays people take; how people relate to their neighbourhoods; how communities organise collective action; and much more. Restrictions on movement have given rise to new bodily practices, new understandings of self and other, and altered social dynamics at various scales. Restrictions have also led to the emergence of new inequalities and exacerbated longstanding inequities. Understanding how mobility transformations are reshaping people and place has arguably never been so important.

This virtual symposium showcases state-of-the-art research on the broad theme of mobility transformation. The symposium features postgraduate researchers, early career researchers and more established scholars on many aspects of mobilities research from across the social sciences and humanities. Each of the papers develops the theme of mobility transformations in diverse ways, including in terms of sense-making, bodies, practices, technologies, logistics, finance, policies, environments and artistic expressions. Mobility transformations are understood through diverse sites, including cities, rural and regional areas, workplaces, households and public space.

The event features 50+ papers from scholars worldwide, and we’re excited to host keynote presentations by:

  *   Weiqiang Lin, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  *   Fran Martin, School of Culture & Communication, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  *   Rashmi Sadana, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, George Mason University, United States

To view the programme and to register your attendance, please visit our website: https://www.ausmob.com.au/about-symposium

We look forward to seeing you in December!

Best wishes,

The AusMob Committee
David Bissell, Thomas Birtchnell, Michelle Duffy, Farida Fozdar, Benjamin Iaquinto, David Radford and Lauren Rickards

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