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Mobility and the Environment


03.06.2010 – 05.06.2010

Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Gijs Mom (RCC), Clapperton Mavhunga (MIT), Uwe Lübken (RCC)

Program – English (pdf, 357 kb)

Conference Report – English (pdf, 138 kb)

The workshop, “Mobility and the Environment,” will gather specialists (historians and social scientists) from several different disciplines (transport history, tourism history, anthropology, science, and technology studies) to discuss the framework of an emerging field–Environmental Mobility Studies. The workshop will feature the presentation of individual papers; each paper will be commented upon by two other participants. This edition will also become the first volume in a new series entitled New Mobility Studies. The workshop is the first in a series of two; the second one is set to take place at MIT in Boston in fall 2010.

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Uwe Lübken presenting his research on biomobility


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Participants listening attentively to the discussion


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Clapperton Mavhunga describing human attitudes toward animals as
"organic vehicles" in south-eastern Africa


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Gijs Mom, Frank Uekötter and Barbara Schmucki


Papers (for participants only, secured by password):