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Weather Workers: The Unseen Scientific Labor Behind Air Transport

Roger Turner, Science History Institute Table of Contents Knowing Weather Theorizing a Three-Dimensional Atmosphere A Model Airline Weather Service The Weather Man at Washington Meteorological “Labor?” Pilots Observe the Upper Air The Labor behind Instruments Airline Meteorologists at Work Aviation Meteorologists during World War II Advertising Airline Meteorology Aviation Shapes the TV Weather Report Jet […]

Restricted Cargo: Chinese Sailors, Shore Leave, And The Evolution Of U.S. Immigration Policies, 1882-1942

Andrew Urban, Rutgers University Table of Contents Immigrant or Sailor? Assigning Legal Status in the Era of Exclusion Asian Labor and Global Shipping During the Long Nineteenth Century Wages, Nativism, and Chinese Seamen Regulating and Policing Sailors’ Shore Leave Intermediaries: Brokers, Bondsmen, and Other Service Providers Anti-Chinese Activism in San Francisco and Great Britain: Shared […]

People-Works: Media Metadata Inventories

Below you will find all of the Media Metadata Inventories for each of the articles organized by the last name of the author. These files are essential to showing the rights permissions and sources of each of the pieces of media displayed in this online exhibit. The inventories are saved as spreadsheets and provide a […]

People-Works: Citing this Exhibit & Notes about Licensing & Images

Citing this exhibit McDonald, Kate, ed. People-Works: The Labor of Transport. 2018. https://t2m.org/publications/people-works-the-labor-of-transport. Accessed [MONTH] [DATE], [YEAR]. Citing an exhibit module Hart, Jennifer. “African Automobility: Mammy Trucks in Twentieth-Century Ghana.” In People-Works: The Labor of Transport, ed. Kate McDonald. 2018. https://t2m.org/people-works/the-labor-of-transport-of-the-messengers-of-the-nations-of-the-university-of-paris-in-the-fifteenth-century/  Accessed [MONTH] [DATE], [YEAR]. Citing a specific page Williams, Robin. “Street Pavements Before Asphalt.” […]

New book for the study of mobilities in Latin America

Dhan Zunino Singh, Guillermo Giucci y Paola Jirón (eds.), Términos clave para los estudios de la movilidad en América Latina [Keywords for the study of mobilities in Latin America] (Buenos Aires, Biblos, 2018) Prologue by Noel Salazar. If ‘all that is solid melts into air’, it is in large part because movement has become the […]

Roads and Travel in Tanzania: A Reflection on History & Current Trends

By Katie V. Streit Katie Valliere Streit is an independent scholar based in Dayton, Ohio.  Streit obtained a PhD in History from the University of Houston. Her research focuses on the history of automobility and state development in southern Tanzania during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Historians spend countless hours in libraries and archives with backs […]

T2M Montréal 2018 Conference – Call for Papers

Hubs are collective meeting points, but they also evoke a specific socio-material nexus of flows throughout history: from Neanderthals to medieval markets, from spice routes to Indigenous gatherings, hubs have provided a common place for people to meet, exchange and continue their journey. Hubs control and direct the flows of people, goods, currencies and so […]

The “Dolmus” And “Minibus” Of Istanbul: Two Different Shared Vehicles And Cultures Of Urban Transportation, Part 2

By Dr. Basak Tanulku Basak Tanulku is an independent researcher, based in Istanbul, Turkey.  Tanulku obtained a PhD degree in Sociology from Lancaster University in the UK for the research project: “An Exploration of Two Gated Communities in Istanbul, Turkey” (2010). Her main work focuses on socio-spatial fragmentation, gated communities; space and identity; urban vacant lands […]

The “Dolmus” and “Minibus” of Istanbul: Two Different Shared Vehicles and Cultures of Urban Transportation, part 1

By Dr. Basak Tanulku Basak Tanulku is an independent researcher, based in Istanbul, Turkey.  Tanulku obtained a PhD degree in Sociology from Lancaster University in the UK for the research project: “An Exploration of Two Gated Communities in Istanbul, Turkey” (2010). Her main work focuses on socio-spatial fragmentation, gated communities; space and identity; urban vacant lands […]

Exploring Public Road Passenger Transport in Kenya

By Gladys Moraa Marie Nyachieo, Kenyatta University, Kenya This work is based on a conference paper presented during the 15th Annual T2M Conference (Mobile Utopia Conference).  The original paper was entitled “Exploring ‘Public’ Road Passenger Transport In Kenya: A Futuristic Utopia Or Dystopia?”Presented at Lancaster University, November 2-5, 2017. United Kingdom. The author focuses on the dynamics and […]

“A Tale of Two Cities” in Renaissance Europe, part 2: Valletta and Palmanova’s Utopian Ideals

By C.R. van Tilburg, Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands) Dr. van Tilburg is the author of Traffic and Congestion in the Roman Empire (London/New York: Routledge, 2007, repr. 2012). For more information about his work, visit his faculty profile page. Not all drawings remained merely utopias. I will discuss two examples of cities which were designed as utopias, but […]

“A Tale of Two Cities” in Renaissance Europe, part 1: Antiquity’s Influence on Balancing Civic and Military Infrastructures

By C.R. van Tilburg, Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands) Dr. van Tilburg is the author of Traffic and Congestion in the Roman Empire (London/New York: Routledge, 2007, repr. 2012). For more information about his work, visit his faculty profile page. In our time, modern cities are planned and developed without paying any thought to the possibility of sieges. From […]

Trans-border Mobilities at the Uruguay River Border Space: a Geopolitical Approach to Regional Infrastructure under MERCOSUR and UNASUR

By Alejandro Rascovan, IMICIHU/CONICET – FSOC/UBA This post launches the new season of content at Mobility in History Blog! It is adapted from the conference paper and presentation that the author developed for the 2016 meeting of T2M in Mexico City. Alejandro is a Posdoc Fellow with Argentina’s CONICET and instructor at the University of Buenos […]

President’s Letter August 2017

Dear T2M Members, We are already half way through the summer and I hope those of you in the Northern hemisphere are enjoying some vacation time! Summer is often a time for going to new places and trying out less routine forms of transport – perhaps you have been on a ferry or a sailboat, […]