August Break for Mobility in History Blog
By Michael K. Bess, Editor-in-Chief of MHB
Dear readers, Mobility in History Blog will be on hiatus for the month of August as we develop new work for our next season of content beginning in September. We’re planning to revamp how you use the blog by creating new sections to navigate to articles of interest more quickly. We’re also excited about our first online exhibit, which is being curated by our guest editor, Kate McDonald. It’s called, “People-Works: The Labor of Transport” and we plan to have it ready later in the year. Here’s more about it from the post we published earlier this year:
The online exhibit explores the role of human labor in the powering of transport throughout history and across area contexts. It aims to illuminate the central role that human labor has played (and continues to play) in transport, despite our grand historical narratives of automation and mechanization, and to move the history of transport away from studies of disembodied networks to studies of the people who make the networks actually “work.”
Enjoy the next weeks and we look forward to having you with us again in September!