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Call for Papers, Posters & Sessions

Co-Organised by

The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility

The Academy of Mobility Humanities (Konkuk University) 

This year’s theme :

"Mobilities, Aesthetics and Ethics"

Conference dates :
25th – 28th October 2023

We invite proposals for Sessions or individual papers for The 2023 Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) and Annual Conference of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M). We welcome submissions of individual papers, posters, and sessions for this global conference. See below for more details or refer to the PDF document and the application forms at the end of this page.

Topics and Areas

Topics and areas may include but are not limited to :

•    Aesthetics and/or ethics of mobilities in literary, cultural, and artistic narratives
•    Philosophical investigation on aesthetics and/or ethics of mobilities  
•    Aesthetics and/or ethics of mobilities from antiquity to future 
•    Geographies of aesthetics and/or ethics of mobilities 
•    Aesthetics and/or ethics of mobilities in new media technologies
•    Architecture and its aesthetics and/or ethics in the Anthropocene 
•    Aesthetics and/or ethics in urban design, mapping, and planning of mobility 
•    Evolution of mobility technologies and their aftermaths on aesthetics and/or ethics
•    Tourism and touristic aesthetics and/or ethics in the post-pandemic era
•    Moving people and objects in transportation, logistics, and circulation
•    Aesthetics and/or ethics in global educational mobilities 
•    Kinaesthetic dimensions and choreographies of diverse mobilities
•    Environmental humanities and the aesthetics of more-than-human mobilities
•    Coloniality and critical Black and Indigenous aesthetics and/or ethics of mobility
•    Other related issues

Submission formats 

For individual papers:

Individual submission of a paper consists of an abstract (300 words) and a brief biography (100 words), including contact information. Papers will be grouped thematically by the programme committee and may become part of a 7/7, debate, or panel session.

For posters:

This is a great way to discuss early or exploratory work and present it as a Poster at the conference. A submission consists of an abstract (300 words) and a brief biography (100 words), including contact information. The full poster is due by 25 September 2023.

For sessions:

A full, pre-organised 7/7, debate, or panel session. A session submission should include a title, a summary of the session theme and the method chosen for facilitating discussion (300 words), as well as abstracts for each contribution/presentation (300 words). A short biography of each presenter is also required (100 words), with contact information. 


7/7 sessions:

This means seven slides and seven minutes for each presentation (max 7 papers). The sessions will have plenty of time for discussion. This will be supported by having a chair who might also act as a discussant. Presenters shall focus on their main argument in order to avoid overly complex presentations.

Debate sessions:

Debate sessions have a maximum of five presenters. Each gives a five-minute focused input to the topic, and this should be followed by a discussion involving the audience. Led by a chair.

Panel sessions:

Panels consist of a chair, three to four paper presenters, and one discussant (optional). Panels should include time for audience discussion. Each presenter has 20 minutes (15 min + 5 min for questions); papers are grouped thematically.

All panel and paper submissions must be in English.
Submissions in languages other than English will not be considered.

Application forms are available at the bottom of this page

* Everything should be submitted via email to the Organising Committee
( ) *

Call for Session Paper

Poetics and Ethics of Mobility in Postcolonial Literatures 


Rocky Futures

Key Dates

Deadline for the submission of abstracts and full, pre-organised sessions :
22nd May, 2023

Notification of acceptance for abstracts and sessions :
12th June, 2023

You can find all of the above information in the following PDF file :

Please fill in either of these application forms and send with the rest of your application files :

All submissions 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 two members of the Organising Committee. We will contact you on 5th June 2023 to inform you as to whether your paper/poster/session have been accepted.

Please note that, by being accepted to thi
s conference, your abstract will be automatically considered to be included in the conference proceedings in due course. Please email the Organising Committee ( with the subject heading “2023 GMHC and T²M Annual Conference Inquiry” if you have any questions and concerns. 


Conference Committee Chairs

Inseop Shin (Konkuk University), Carlos López Galviz (Lancaster University)


Programme Committee

Peter Adey (Royal Holloway University of London), Jooyoung Kim (Konkuk University), Taehee Kim (Konkuk University), Jinhyoung Lee (Konkuk University), Tiina Männistö-Funk (University of Turku), Victor Marquez (Mexico), Bradley Rink (University of the Western Cape), Mimi Sheller (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


Organising Committee

Jin Suk Bae (Konkuk University), Bomi Im (Konkuk University), Jooyoung Kim (Konkuk University), Jurak Kim (Konkuk University), Taehee Kim (Konkuk University), Jaeeun Lee (Konkuk University), Jinhyoung Lee (Konkuk University), Yeonhee Woo (Konkuk University), Myungsim Yang (Konkuk University)

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