New Blog: Mobility in History

Check out the new “Mobility in History Blog“! This publication from the T2M association “showcases the work of mobilities scholars and supports the academic debate around the study of mobility and transport topics. The blog also seeks to promote our field of study to a broader audience online, democratizing access to scholarly content, and increasing…

Call for Artists: Mobile Utopia (T2M)

Exhibition opportunity at International Mobilities conference: Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures. The Mobile Utopia conference at Lancaster University (November 2017) will include an exhibition of artworks and a catalogue, offering the opportunity to explore and promote artists contribution to the field. Further details of the conference themes are in the call below. A limited number of bursaries…

Call for Participation: Mobile Utopia (T2M)

Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents Futures Cemore | T2M | Cosmobilities Conference 2-5 November 2017, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University Recognising the global uncertainties of the Anthropocene, we invite reflections on utopia (and dystopia) that explore how societies shape, and have been shaped by, complex immobilities, from microbial to big data mobilities, from horse-drawn carriages…

The Woman Who Saved Cable Cars

Check out the San Francisco Chronicle story “The legend of the woman who saved the cable cars” for the story of Friedel Klussmann and her leadership in A Citizens Committee to Save the Cable Cars that pushed the Board of Supervisors to put a charter amendment on the ballot. The measure (Proposition 10) passed overwhelmingly and provided…

What do you know about Highway History?

Looking for an entertaining discussion of some key points in US highway history? The FHWA’s Highway History site features resources on the Interstate system, legislation and the administration. For fun, check out the “Rambler’s Highway History IQ test.” ~Thanks to Asha W. Agrawal for this post