GMHC 2019

Call for Papers

Call for panels and papers

Following the establishment of the Academy of Mobility Humanities in May 2018, the organizers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers for 2019 Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC). This conference is organized by the Academy of Mobility Humanities (Konkuk University), Kritika Kultura (Ateneo de Manila University), and UNITAS (University of Santo Tomas).


The “mobility paradigm” or the “mobility turn,” which was proposed more than a decade ago, has been used as a framework to understand transfers and moving bodies as opposed to monolithic structures. There have been many influences and events that shaped the thinking on mobility in social science disciplines including sociology, human/cultural geography, anthropology, media/communication studies, and transport studies. However, scholars such as Peter Merriman, Ian C. Davidson, Ruth Livesey, Lynne Pearce, and John Urry recently began to recognize the kinship between mobilities research and arts and humanities including art and design, archaeology, history, performance and dance, film studies, and literary studies.


This conference presents an opportunity for scholars to engage with research at the intersection of mobilities studies and humanities, transcending the conventional divide between the social sciences and humanities. The conference theme, Life, Thinking, and Culture in the Era of High Mobility, encourages scholars to engage with the concept of mobility humanities from a variety of academic disciplines.


Topics may include but are not limited to:


1. Humanistic Perspectives on Mobility Studies: Theoretical Considerations

2. Methodology for Researching Mobilities in the Asian Context

3. Philosophical and Theoretical Discussions on Mobility Technologies and Human Beings

4. Textual Representation and Embodiment of Mobility

5. Development of Mobile Technologies and Mobilization of Culture

6. Reconstruction of Human Ecology in the Era of High-Mobility: Migration, Urban Mobility, Tourism, and Human Rights

7. Other Mobility-related Studies 


We welcome submissions of individual papers and full panels for this globally-focused conference.




John Urry, Mobilities, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007.

Peter Merriman and Lynne Pearce (Edit.), Mobility and the Humanities, London and New York: Routledge, 2018.



How to submit your paper/panel proposal:

The deadline is passed. 

We no longer accept applications.

For those who already submitted the application, please wait for the result.

Thank you for your participation.

Key dates:

All application forms must be sent by email by 31st May 2019 and will receive an acknowledgement. Any submission received after the deadline will not normally be considered for presentation.


 All panel and individual paper proposals will be reviewed by the GMHC Organizing Committee who will contact you by 15th June 2019 to inform you about the outcome of your application.


Registration fees apply and the online payment system will open 1st August 2019.


General participants do not have to submit anything other than the abstract(Application form). - Completed 31 May.

Please, bring your presentation materials (PPT files, etc.) on the day. (No need to submit)



Please note that if you submit your full paper (7000 words, in English) by 31st December 2019, it will be automatically considered for contribution to new Journal of AMH (To be published in October 2020).


Please email the Organizing Committee of 2019 GMHC ( and cc to Kritika Kultura ( with the subject heading “GMHC 2019 Inquiry” if you have questions and concerns.