Kia ora Mobilities Researchers,


We have a range of interesting papers uploaded and would like to encourage a few more of you to consider sending abstracts to our symposium, 3-4 December this year.


This joint event brings together mobilities scholars and practitioners from the Mobilities Network of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the AusMob’s Research Network for a two-day event. We welcome papers, creative works and experiments that explore mobilities in the form of narratives or stories, performance or movements, and artistic expression through empirical, theoretical or practical explorations.


The event will invite explorations across three streams of mobilities inquiry:

-          Travel writing and mobilities

-          Southern perspectives on mobilities

-          Mobilities as a performative practice


Across the event we will be joined by keynotes including:

-          Jen Southern (Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, UK)

-          Ingrid Horrocks (Massey University, Wellington)

-          Vicky Hunter (University of Chichester, UK)


The symposium will take place 3-4 December 2018 at The University of Waikato, Hamilton. Further information regarding on-campus accommodation (with special rate for attendees), meals, and travel will be circulated to participants after the CFP closes.


Please submit abstracts of 250 words by 31 October via the online form:


For any further details or queries, please contact Maria Borovnik ( and Kaya Barry (


Hope to see you there!


Karen Barbour, Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Maria Borovnik & Kaya Barry

Symposium organisers





Dr Maria Borovnik

Senior Lecturer in Development Studies

School of People, Environment and Planning

College of Humanities and Social Sciences – Te Kura Pûkenga Tangata

Massey University – Te Kunenga ki Pûrehuroa


NZGS, National Secretary

New Zealand Geographer, Book Review Editor

Academic Board of Massey University, Member


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