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Call for papers

Moving boundaries in mobilities research. July 5-7, 2012

dal 27-03-2012 alle 16:00 al 07-07-2012 alle 21:00
, March 27, 2012

This conference, funded by the University of Cagliari and organized in collaboration with the Cosmobilities Network, aims at discussing new directions in mobilities research, showcasing the state of the art in the field, and providing a unique opportunity to create lasting links among researchers, especially in the north and the south of Europe.

The language of this event will be English but the range of papers presented will be a reflection of the diversity of concerns, approaches and methodologies informing mobilities research in Europe and beyond.

Young and experienced researchers are invited to submit abstracts for paper presentations. High quality abstracts on any aspect of mobilities are welcomed although submissions addressing the following themes are particularly encouraged:


  • histories of mobilities
  • cultures of mobilities
  • mobilities outside the north Atlantic rim
  • the spaces and politics of mobility (and immobility) in the Mediterranean city
  • forms of mobility other than car, train and aeroplane
  • research conducted in collaboration with artists and public and private actors outside academia illustrating the way  new knowledge collectives are formed around the use of new ICTs
  • transnational research involving different institutional settings



In order to maximise opportunities to present a wide range of research and learn about what is happening in the field of mobilities, this event is organised as a ‘festival of ideas’ consisting of short presentations followed by plenty of time for questions and collective discussion. The time for each presentation will depend on the number of submissions finally accepted and participants should be prepared to make brief interventions. The event will be scheduled in a way that maximises the time for discussion and socialising.

Introducing the Cosmobilities Network

This conference is part of a series of regular events jointly organised between European universities and Cosmobilities to promote mobilities research in southern and eastern Europe and strengthen links between researchers in and outside academia. On Thursday 5 July, following the inaugural presentation, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen and Sven Kesselring will introduce the Cosmobilities Network, and talk about its origins in 2004, its activities, future plans and how to become involved.

Deadline for abstract submissions

Dealine: April  25, 2012

Contact for abstract submissions:

Javier Caletrío jcaletrio@gmail.com

Ugo Rossi urossi@hotmail.com



Event organized and funded by the University of Cagliari (Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e delle Istituzioni) in collaboration with the Cosmobilities Network.

Professor Giuliana Mandich (University of Cagliari)

Dr Javier Caletrío (CeMoRe, Cosmobilities, Visiting Fellow University of Cagliari)

Dr Ugo Rossi (University of Cagliari)


Registration and accomodation

No registration fees are required. A modest contribution may be required for the partecipation to the conference dinner. Further information can be found at spol.unica.it/cosmobilities. For  accomodation options in Cagliari please have a look here: http://people.unica.it/visitingprofessor /2010/02/09/alloggiaccommodations/