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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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Network Goals
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.

Network History
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.

Network Activities
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.

Institutional Partners
mobil.TUM research center (Munich)
C-MUS (Aalborg)
Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies (Roskilde)
CeMoRe (Lancaster)
Mobilities Center (Philadelphia, USA)
LASUR, EPFL (Lausanne)
Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), mobility project group (Berlin)

Partner Networks

Pan-American Mobilities Network
Contact persons:
Phillip Vannini (Canada, Victoria)
Mimi Sheller (North-America, Philadelphia)
Paola Jiron (South-America, Santiago de Chile)

Anthropology and Mobility group
Contact person:
Jamie Coates (Australia/UK)
Roger Norum (Oxford, UK)

Meet the people of Cosmobilities

Sven Kesselring

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Malene Freudendal – Pedersen

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Katrine Hartmann – Petersen

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Aslak Aamot Kjaerulff

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Emmy Laura Perez Fjalland

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Katharina Manderscheid

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Kevin Hannam

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