AusMob session at the IAG 2017

We hope that our call for papers for the IAG 2017 Annual Conference 11-14 July in Brisbane will be of interest to some of you.

The Future of Australian Mobilities

Theme: Cultural, Economic, Rural & Urban Geography

Session organisers: Thomas Birtchnell, University of Wollongong; David Bissell, The Australian National University; Michelle Duffy, Federation University Australia; Farida Fozdar, University of Western Australia; Benjamin Iaquinto, University of Melbourne; David Radford, University of South Australia and Lauren Rickards, RMIT University

This session showcases the breadth of Australian geographical research being undertaken on ‘mobilities’, broadly conceived. In tandem with the launch of AusMob, the Australian Mobilities Research Network, this session explores what (im)mobility means for Australia, in which the mobilities in question encompass not only humans but many other (im)mobile entities, including more-than-humans, capital, technologies or ideas. What diverse modes of theorising, practicing, writing and teaching mobilities are taking place, and could take place, in Australia? What sorts of problems are and could mobilities research in Australia respond to? How do the distinctive institutional capacities in Australia create specific ways of doing mobilities research? While we invite papers from researchers that showcase their current work on mobilities, we are also keen to reflect on the opportunities and challenges of the future of mobilities research in Australia.

For enquiries, and to indicate your interest in our session, please contact David Bissell (david.bissell@anu.edu.au) and Ben Iaquinto (bliaq1@gmail.com). Abstracts of 200 words must be submitted to the conference website by Wednesday 5 April.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ausmob – Launch events

To launch AusMob we are planning a series of exciting events for 2017. 

The first AusMob symposium will be held in early December. We are also planning on a series of other launch events at the Institute of Australian Geographers annual conference, and the Australian Sociological Association annual conference.

 

Further details coming soon!