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Wednesday, 3 November

9h00. Opening ceremony Main Room


  • Virgílio Cruz Machado, Dean of NOVA School of Science and Technology
  • Carlos López Galvíz, President of T2M
  • José Luís Hernández, Secretary of ASIHF
  • Ana Duarte Rodrigues, Coordinator of CIUHCT
  • Hugo Silveira Pereira, Chair of the LOC

9h15. Keynote opening speech by Ruth Oldenziel ➝ Mobilities in Transition: U-Turns to the Past Main Room

10h15. Coffee break Breakout Room

10h30. Sessions

Panel: Everyday Mobilities in Africa (I) Room 1

Organiser: Robert Heinze
Chair: Isabel Amaral

  • Robert Heinze, Fabrikarbeiter and Matatu Men: Writing a history of informal transport through the concept of ‘Eigensinn’
  • Friedrich N. Ammermann, The everyday life of an imperial mega-project: The Cape to Cairo Railway and its users, c. 1918-1963
  • Baz Lecocq, Dmitri van den Bersselaar, A social cultural history of civil aviation in Africa
Panel: Traffic management in transition – The beginnings of automation and digitalisation of traffic information systems 1960 – 1990 (railways, road, inland navigation) Room 2

Organiser: Christian Henrich-Franke
Chair: Ana Duarte Rodrigues

  • Christopher Kopper, Railways: The Bundesbahn in the Federal Government’s Transport Policy Planning
  • Veit Damm, Roads: Traffic management through traffic radio – From analogue traffic report to digital navigation
  • Christian Henrich-Franke, Inland navigation: Traffic planning and traffic control on the Rhine
Panel: Railways, Cinema and Photography: contributions to the study of Mobility Room 3

Organiser: Alexandre Ramos
Chair: Eduardo Duarte
Discussant: Sheila Palomares

  • Ana Cardoso de Matos, Railways, Mobility and Landscape: an approach from cinema and photography
  • Alexandre Ramos, Trains, Camara, Action! A cinematographic view of the history of transport and mobility
  • Paulo Miguel Martins, Expresso Lisboa – Madrid

12h00. Lunch break Breakout Room

13h30. Sessions

Panel: Toward a gendered history of transport and mobility Room 1

Organiser: Melina Piglia
Chair: Melina Piglia
Discussant: Paola Jirón

  • Maria Alice de Faria Nogueira, Melina Piglia, Nationalism and gender. Comparing images of women in Brazilian and Argentine airlines during the golden years
  • Verónica Pérez, Candela Hernández, Transport female workers: Barriers and conditions to their participation in a masculinized sector
  • Massimo Moraglio, Nora Bonatz, White, adult, male, and rich: normativity and escapism in James Bond’s mobility
General session: Railways, heritage, tourism Room 2

Chair: Hugo Silveira Pereira

  • Aleksandra Ianchenko, Art on Rails: Tramway as a Site for Public Art
  • Ana Boranieva, The City Beneath the Rails. The potential of the railway station artifact, the case of Skopje
  • Brenno Vitorino Costa, Thiago Allis, Railway heritage and its circulation: tourism use of ancient train stations in State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Antonio Cosentino, The experiential tourism in Calabria: the case study of the Silana Railway
General session: Cross-border mobilities Room 3

Chair: Hugo Soares

  • Sophie Schor, Buses as Border-Crossers: A history of transit infrastructure in Israel and Palestine
  • Ekata Bakshi, Rethinking mobility in the context of Partition-induced forced-migration in West Bengal, India: Exploring the linkages with caste, region and gender

15h00. Coffee break Breakout Room

15h30. Sessions

Panel: Mobile methods and their uses in urban interventions Room 1

Organiser: Jonnet Middleton
Chair: Carlos López-Galviz
Discussant: Monika Büscher

  • Victoria de la Barra, “Trajectories” and “Barriers”: concepts and methodologies to move urban planning in Chile
  • Walter Imilan, Mobile methods contesting urban analysis: Outlooking dwelling in precarious urban settings
  • Jorge Gallego-Méndez, Lina Marcela García-Moreno, Jackeline Murillo-Hoyos, Ciro Jaramillo Molina, Micro-accessibility Analysis Of Informal Settlements: A Space-time Prism Approach
  • Joiselen Cazanave Macías, Jorge Peña Díaz, Danay Díaz Pérez, The challenge of addressing micro-mobility in Havana: The case of informal settlements
Debate: Disseminating knowledge through Special Issues of Journals Room 2

Organiser: Jim Cohen
Moderator: Mike Esbester
Speakers: Hans Liudger-Dienel, Massimo Moraglio, Valentina Fava, Melina Piglia, Javier Vidal

General session: Aesthetics, metaphors and futures in transport and mobility Room 3

Chair: Ana Duarte Rodrigues

  • Samuel Mutter, The Kin-aesthetics of Urban Infrastructural Mobilities: Movement, Sensation and Value in the London Underground’s Philosophy of Design
  • Pierre Barrieau, Fleeting modernity in transportation planning: Transpo ‘72 vision of the future
  • Meike Brodersen, Vaike Fors, Kaspar Raats, Automating the last mile? Reframing mobility narratives through collaborative design ethnography

17h00. Coffee break Breakout Room

17h00. Executive Committee meeting

18h00. Sessions

Panel: The metro in South America. Past and present of a global transport technology Room 1

Organiser: Maximiliano Velázquez
Chair: Maximiliano Velázquez

  • Dhan Zunino Singh, Transatlantic technology travel. The underground railways in Buenos Aires (1913-1944)
  • Oliver Cauã Cauê França Scarcelli, Constrained freedom: the layout definition of São Paulo Metro’s Line 1 (Blue)
  • Andra B. Chastain, The Santiago Metro under the Concertación: State-Building, Social Conflict, and the Search for Profit
  • Marcos Kiyoto de Tani e Isoda, Klara Anna Maria Kaiser Mori, The development of São Paulo’s Metropolitan network and socio-spatial segregation
7/7 session: Transport Networks and Histories of Exclusion (since the late 19th Century) Room 2

Organiser: Andreas Greiner
Chair: Geert Castryck
Discussant: Geert Castryck

  • Miriam Pfordte, “We live at the world’s end”: Spatial experiences of infrastructural disruptions along the inner German Border, 1950-1990
  • Andreas Greiner, A Tale of Two Cities, c. 1900: Infrastructure Divestment as Tool of Spatial Transformation in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo
  • Carolin Liebisch-Gümüş, Migration Control at the Ticket Desk: Carriers, Black Markets, and Air Access to Europe in the 1980s/90s
  • Mario Peters, “A Dantesque Route Sketched by Devils”: The Planning of Inter-American Transportation Infrastructure, 1890/1929
General session: Mobility and the COVID-19 Pandemic Room 3

Chair: M. Luísa Sousa

  • Daniela Costanzo, Victor Callil, Covid-19 pandemic: changes in urban mobility and bicycle in Brazilian big cities
  • Mimi Sheller, Repairing the Mobile Commons: Mobility Justice Today
  • John Axl A. Palisoc, Corona cycleways in the Global South: Cycling and the (non)future of public transport in rural Philippines
  • Sara Woodbury, Contextualizing Museum Engagement in the Global Pandemic
  • Maria Alice de Faria Nogueira, Thiago Allis, Tourism and sedentarism: discussing place consumption in pandemic times

Thursday, 4 November

09h00. Sessions

Panel: Everyday Mobilities in Africa (II) Room 1

Organiser: Niels P. Petersson
Chair: Niels P. Petersson

  • Niels P Petersson, ‘Adventure’, ‘ruthless commercialism’ and ‘nuisance’: The East African Safari Rally and the use of Kenya’s public roads for sporting purposes
  • David Drengk, People, technology, and nature: Operating a railway in the evergreen rainforest of colonial Ivory Coast
  • Eduardo Beira, “If no rails, do it without rails”. Paiva Couceiro and the mobility in Angola. Using advanced technology in the search for a “silver bullet” for fast occupation and development in Africa, ca. 1900
7/7 session: Mobilities in Transition and the Climate Emergency Room 2

Organiser: Lynne Pearce
Chair: Jen Southern

  • Monika Büscher, Measuring up Mobility Politics: Societal readiness for mobility transformation
  • MJ Hunter Brueggemann, Trapped in the Wrong Paradigm: Rethinking Disciplinary Positionality, Responsibility, Consistency and Agency
  • Jonnet Middleton, Immobile ontologies: Forgoing mobility or going nowhere?
  • Lynne Pearce, Britain’s Changing Roadscapes: Attachment, Loss and Re-Enchantment
  • Stephanie Sodero, Vital Mobilities: Medical Supply Chains in the Climate Emergency
  • Nicola Spurling, Mobilities Disruptions and Future Biographies
  • David Tyfield, Molibity – Rethinking liberty and mobilities in an age of climate emergency

10h30. Coffee break Breakout Room

11h00. Sessions

Panel: Contesting mobility from below, mobilising bottom-up contestations: contemporary and historical explorations (1) — Commoning Mobility Room 1

Organiser: Wojciech Keblowski
Chair: Wojciech Kębłowski, Tonio Weicker, Adam Borch, Tauri Tuvikene

  • Aline Moreira Fernandes Barata, Exploring the role of participation in shaping, reframing and contesting mobilities from below: Lessons from Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Luca Nitschke, Everyday resistance, re-embedding and commoning: Non-commercial carsharing and the contestation of automobility
  • Robert Braun, Richard Randell, Can idiōtēs help us to post-automobility?
  • Louise Sträuli, The digital and everyday sides of fare evasion as a contesting practice in public transport
Panel: (Un)equal footing: configurations, orderings, otherings Room 2

Organiser: Martin Emanuel
Chair: M. Luísa Sousa
Discussant: Massimo Moraglio

  • Martin Emanuel, Sidewalks in the liberal city: walking and publicness in late 19th century Stockholm
  • Clare Hickman, Glen O’Hara, Contesting access to England’s land: who owns the ‘right to roam’?
  • Franck Cochoy, Walking or running during the pandemic: do speed and masks matter?

12h30. Lunch break Breakout Room

13h30. Sessions

Panel: Contesting mobility from below, mobilising bottom-up contestations: contemporary and historical explorations (2) — Trajectories of Mobile Citizenship Room 1

Organiser: Wojciech Keblowski
Chair: Wojciech Kębłowski, Tonio Weicker, Adam Borch, Tauri Tuvikene

  • Assaf Mond, A “Garden City” around Tram Route 44: Planned Space and Used Space in a Great-War London Housing Project
  • Sreelakshmi Ramachandran, Stuart Macdonald, Yogi Joseph, Govind Gopakumar, Mobile citizenship as performed, negotiated and contested on transforming Indian streets
  • Silja Laine, Cultural Memory of the Turku Tram
  • Inbal Ofer, On solitary transit stations and one’s right to the city: Neighborhood Associations and the struggle for transportation infrastructures in the metropolitan area of Madrid (1965 – 1985)
Panel: (Un)equal footing: configurations, orderings, otherings (II) Room 2

Organiser: Daniel Normark
Chair: M. Luísa Sousa
Discussant: Massimo Moraglio

  • Tiina Männistö-Funk, Material-discursive practices of urban walking in Finland of the 1960s and 1970s
  • Daniel Normark, Martin Emanuel, Breaching the system: traffic signals and rule following among pedestrians in Stockholm and Copenhagen
Poster session Room 3

Chair: Daniel Gamito-Marques

  • Kana Ohashi, Daijiro Mizuno, Exploring the experiences of virtual travels under the COVID-19: A visual ethnographic study in Japan
  • Alejandro Guzmán Robles, Analysis of mobility scenarios based on the centralities of a medium-sized city: the case of the Metropolitan Region of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Aleksandra Ianchenko, Sketching atmospheres of public transport stops
  • Juliana Carvalho, Are we heading were we thought we were going? Contrasting normative and cinematic accounts of the future of urban mobility

15h00. Coffee break Breakout Room

15h30. Sessions

Panel: Politics and cultures of Cycling: global, contemporary and historical explorations (Part I) Room 1

Organiser: Dhan Zunino Singh, Claire Pelgrims
Chair: Dhan Zunino Singh

  • Nicolas Debaes, Crises and utilitarian bicycle use in Argentina. Comparing the 1940s with the covid pandemic
  • Maëlle Lucas, Cycling as a choice or as a necessity? Evolution of the cyclists’ profiles and the mobility’s social imaginaries in Bogotá
  • Claire Pelgrims, The evolution of cyclists-bicycle hybrids. Preliminary results on gender and bicycling aesthetics
  • Marion Lagadic, The makings of a gendered cycling contract in Tokyo
Debate: Too many or not enough Journals? Boundaries and future of mobility studies and transport history Room 2

Organiser: Massimo Moraglio
Speakers: Stéphanie Ponsavady, Hugo Silveira Pereira, Massimo Moraglio, Ruth Oldenziel, Sven Kesselring

General session: Urban and metropolitan mobilities Room 3

Chair: João Monteiro

  • Luísa Gonçalves, Transit stations and urban development: Palmeiras-Barra Funda Terminal in São Paulo metropolis (Brazil) between local and metropolitan scales
  • Juliana Carvalho, Jorge Pinho de Sousa, Rosário Macário, How are we getting there? Metropolitan experiences in collaborative mobility planning

17h00. Coffee break Breakout Room

17h30. Sessions

Panel: Politics and cultures of Cycling: global, contemporary and historical explorations (Part II) Room 1

Organiser: Dhan Zunino Singh, Claire Pelgrims
Chair: Claire Pelgrims

  • Alba Francisca Vásquez Jiménez, Urban collective action: Cycling as a social and political claim
  • Patrick Rérat, Matthieu Gillot, Santiago’s “Cycling Revolution”: Demands for mobility justice
  • Alejandro Manga, Erased inequalities and cycling futures: comparing the US, France, and Latin America
  • Dhan Zunino Singh, Maximiliano Velázquez, Individual scape or mobility transition? A critical view about the boom of the bicycle during the Covid-19 in Buenos Aires
7/7 session: Teaching Transport & Mobility History Room 2

Organiser: Mike Esbester
Chair: Maria Paula Diogo

  • Mike Esbester, Teaching & the future of transport and mobility history
  • Andrea Caracausi, Combining Mobility Studies and Humanities in a Masters Program
  • Melina Piglia, Teaching Transport from the Periphery: some reflections on the experience of post-graduate / graduate teaching in Argentina
  • M. Luísa Sousa, Jaume Valentines-Álvarez, “Relying on their own inner resources”: Practice-based learning, mobility studies, historical perspective and critical thinking
  • David Turner, Teaching transport & mobility history at a distance
General session: Economics of mobility Room 3

Chair: Hugo Soares

  • Anne Conchon, Transport space and distance pricing in the 18 century
  • Robert Matej Bednar, Figuring the Cost of Automobility: Roadside Car Crash Shrines as the Materialization of Collective Trauma
  • Jørgen Burchardt, Path dependency in road transport technology 1400-1850

Friday, 5 November

09h00. Sessions

General session: Moving around railway history Room 2

Chair: Isabel Amaral

  • José-Luis Hernández-Marco, The Spanish backwardness in the participation of rail in globalized intermodal freight traffic: from around 1960 to the present day
  • Adonis M. Y. Li, War, Trade and Reconstruction on Hong Kong’s Kowloon-Canton Railway, 1937-1949
  • Hugo Silveira Pereira, Portuguese Railways as Critical Infrastructures, 1850s – 1900s
  • Di Zhao, Developing European Railways in China: The Accounts of Diplomats, Engineers and Enthusiasts
General session: Roads, maps, networks Room 3

Chair: Jaume Valentines-Álvarez

  • Cornelis van Tilburg, Roads, routes, ruts: The Assyrian road network
  • Simone Fari, Miguel Pazos, Mobilities Studies and Iberian scholars
  • Zef Segal, Maps on The Move: The Introduction of Motion into Modern Cartography

10h30. Coffee break Breakout Room

11h00. Sessions

General session: Urban and regional mobility Room 1

Chair: Cristina Luís

  • Ram Paulo A. Anayan, Fuerza: Forces that Produce Iloilo Urban Space
  • Bruna Vendemmia, Giovanni Lanza, An approach to reconsider the notion of basic needs in low density territories: a case study on the North of Italy Apennine
  • Moayad Shammut, Muhammad Imrana, Faraz Hasan, Autonomous Mobilities and Social Meanings: The Case of New Zealand
Panel: Movement, Affection, and Community Ethics Room 2

Organiser: Jinhyoung Lee
Chair: Jinhyoung Lee

  • Taehee Kim, An Ethics of Place in a High-Mobility Era
  • Jinhyoung Lee, The Origin of Anti-Korea(n) Sentiment in the Post-War Japanese Society
  • Myungsim Yang, Migration Routes and Experiences of Zainichi Diaspora
  • Yeonhee Woo, Mobility and Crossing Boundaries of Korean Diaspora in Japan
  • Jin Suk Bae, Food Culture and Cultural Identities among Korean Return Migrants from Latin America

12h30. Lunch break Breakout Room

14h00. Sessions

Panel: Mobile cultures and Anthropocene Room 1

Organiser: Nathalie Roseau
Chair: Nathalie Roseau

  • Nathalie Roseau, Where to land? Footprints and futures of mobile cultures
  • Arnaud Passalacqua, The history of mobility, an interdisciplinary tool for training the future actors of post-carbon mobility
  • Guillaume de Syon, ‘Speed, Speed! Let’s do it like the Americans!’ Nostalgia and Envy in the marketing of supersonic flight
  • Carlos López Galviz, The Dissonance of Timescales and the Anthropocene Mobilities and Infrastructures in the Morecambe Bay
General session: The world of railways Room 3

Chair: Hugo Silveira Pereira

  • Michelangelo van Meerten, Development of the railway industries in the globalization prior to WWI in Belgium and France: domestic demand, regulations, and exports
  • Peter F. N. Hörz, Between ‹rail-euphoria› and ‹rail-phobia›: Public discourse on a light-rail project in southwestern Germany – a cultural anthropologist’s perception of running events
  • Ingrid Schepers, “Making the working-class mobile”: railway policies, labour markets and the spatial organisation of Belgium between 1870 and 1910

15h30. Coffee break Breakout Room

16h00. Keynote closing speech with Paola Jirón ➝ Relational territories. The urgency of climate migration and mobile dwelling practices Main Room

17h00. Closing session: announcements, closing remarks Main Room