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View from the Street, Paris

By Bradley Rink e-flânuerie in Paris An urban geographer, mobilities scholar and avid walker, my view from the streets of Paris during the recent T2M conference could only be pursued through flâneurie—by a measured and deliberate meander through the city.  Of the many ways to explore mobilités in the Paris region, slowly strolling the boulevards and […]

President’s Page – Mathieu Flonneau – February 2020

We have to be mobility activists! Mobility issues need engagement. That’s our common challenge, which was once again revealed by our 2019 annual conference in Paris. Looking back, it was a full size successful conference with keynotes, visits, prestigious places and events, and, first of all, a huge number of participants and connections with public and […]

“In The Spotlight” – with Tarini Bedi

A conversation with our EC member, Tarini Bedi. Anthropologist, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago.  1) How did you become interested in urban mobility? Which lens do you use to look at it?   I came to study urban mobility quite by accident and now feel like everything I did before this accident occurred would […]

View from the Canals (London, 2017)

By Dhan Zunino Singh Walking has become desirable as much as fashionable in the context of sustainable mobility policies and mobility studies, respectively. But walking can be pleasant, stressful, or dangerous according to when, how, where, with whom. In the last years, I have become involved in cycling activism, but I must confess that, for […]

Call for papers for 18th Annual T²M Conference

Belts and Roads: Governmental Visions for Transport and Mobility. Strategic Transport Infrastructures and the State The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) calls for papers to be presented at its 18th annual conference, which will take place in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on 22 – 24 October 2020. Conference […]

T2M Conference 2019, Paris

International Conference of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) Paris 2019 Mobilities and Materialities: Building Bridges Between Past and Future Paris, 16th-19th October, 2019 T2M Conference 2019 website Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris Sorbonne, Mondial.Tech Mobility clearly has a strong material dimension. In these times of demand for “fluid” mobility, “autonomous” and electric vehicles, shared transport, […]

People-Works: The Labor of Transport, An Online Exhibit

We are excited to publish our first online exhibit, a peer-reviewed digital edited volume of cutting-edge historical research that incorporates visual and multimedia components. Our guest editor Kate McDonald has spent the past year working with the authors of this collection and developing its structure. Think of it as a hybrid of what you would […]

People-Works: The Labor of Transport, An Introduction

Editor’s Introduction What would the history of transportation look like if the stories were about people rather than machines? About the constant presence of human power instead of the rise, expansion, and decline of transportation networks? The exhibits that follow tell the histories of the people without whom transportation systems would not function. From brick […]

Call for paper T2M Conference 2019 Mobilities and Materialities: Building Bridges Between Past and Future

Call for Paper International Conference of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) Paris 2019 Mobilities and Materialities: Building Bridges Between Past and Future Paris, 16th-19th October, 2019 Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris Sorbonne, Mondial.Tech Deadline for proposals for papers and sessions: March 2019, 1st   Mobility clearly has a strong material dimension. In these times of […]