Save the Date: Cities & Mobilities Seminar Series

 

In 2017-2018 the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, will host a seminar series “Cities and Mobilities”, organised by Anna Nikolaeva.  The goal is to have series of conversations on how mobilities shape cities – from migration and tourism to daily commutes, historically and nowadays, in Amsterdam and elsewhere in the world.

Also, the series aims to foster exchange and collaboration between scholars at the University of Amsterdam and beyond, working on different dimensions of urban mobilities and in different disciplines. We will look at cities and mobilities through the eyes of geographers, historians, anthropologists, sociologists and urban planners. We will also hear commentaries from policy-makers, activists and other non-academics.

At each seminar a leading scholar will give a lecture and provide feedback to 2-3 presentations by selected junior scholars. There will be room for discussion and networking for the audience as well. The series of seminars will close by two events in May 2018 – a roundtable with the city of Amsterdam and an academic afternoon where interested participants of the series (audience and presenters) will gather once again to brainstorm a research agenda on cities and mobilities.

All seminars are free to attend and open to anyone, but please register by sending an e-mail to urbanstudies@uva.nl, preferably two weeks before a seminar. This helps us planning the set-up of the room and keep you posted about the amendments to the programme.

Seminars

27 October 2017

University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus, bldg M, room 1.03

Tim Cresswell, Trinity College, Hartford: “Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Mobility and Place in a Chicago Market”

See the programme here

Summary and recording available here

17 November 2017

University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus, bldg  J/K, room B.25

 

Adrian Favell, University of Leeds: “Diversity and Mobility in Eurocities”

See the programme here

Summary and recording available here

15 December 2017

University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus, bldg  J/K, room B.25

 

Jennie Germann Molz, College of the Holy Cross: “Sharing the City: Tourism Mobilities, Network Hospitality, and the Politics of Scale”

See the programme here

Summary and recording here 

2 February 2017

University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus, bldg  J/K, room B.25

 

Tim Schwanen, University of Oxford: “Transitions in Urban Mobility Beyond State and Market: Insights from London and São Paulo”

See the programme here

Summary and recording here 

23 February 2018

University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus, bldg C room 0.01

 

Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster: “Mobility, Equity and Cycling

See the programme here

Summary and recording here 

16 March 2018

University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus, bldg G, room 1.11

 

Ole B. Jensen, Aalborg University: “Staging and designing mobilities”

See the programme here

20 April 2018

University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus, bldg M room 1.01

 

Mimi Sheller, Drexel University: “Mobility Justice”

 

Programme tba

Time and Location

The seminars will take place on Roeterseiland campus between 13.15/13.45 and 17.00 with drinks afterwards. Each seminar will consist of two parts:  presentations from approximately 13.30 to 15.15 and the guest lecture and debate from 15.30 to 17.00.

If you sign up, you will receive details on location and the schedule.

A detailed programme of each seminar will be announced separately by the Centre for Urban Studies and will published on this website.