This is the Cosmobilities Network
The European Network of Mobility Research
Cosmobilities Network connects European scientists working in the field of mobility research.
As an interdisciplinary network it represents state of the art research on different aspects of social, physical, cultural and virtual mobilities.
It fosters mobility research as a key discipline for the modernization of European societies under the conditions of globalization and global complexity
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Cosmobilities is a global network for social science based mobilities research. It connects experts working on social, physical, virtual, cultural and historical aspects of the mobility of people, artifacts, goods and ideas. cosmobilities addresses mobility research as a key discipline for the modernization of societies. It provides a lively framework for young researchers and leading experts alike, organizing the ongoing exchange of ideas and generating cutting-edge research.
Cosmobilities was established in 2004 and until 2010 was funded by the German Research Association (DFG). Its work involves of a large number of experts and a wide range of excellent research institutions worldwide. Sources of inspiration include the new mobilities paradigm (Hannam, Sheller, Urry 2006), with its focus on globalization and a cosmopolitan perspective within the social sciences.
The network fosters a continual development of interdisciplinary research. Through regular publications and conferences, cosmobilities seeks to enrich a dialogue with civil society, business and government about the social, economic and environmental challenges of mobility.