Mobility in History

The State of the Art in the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. Yearbook 2010

For decades scholars in diverse fields have examined problems in the history of mobility. Their diversity was their strength but also their limitation, as disciplinary boundaries impeded the exchange of ideas that lets scholarship flourish. Since 2003 the International Association for the History of Traffic, Transport and Mobility (T2M) has served as a free-trade zone, fostering a new interdisciplinary vitality in a now-flourishing field. Now, with the publication of its first yearbook, T2M has surveyed these gains in the form of a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of research in the field. Here, twenty-seven scholars in the history of mobility, from sixteen countries and five continents, present synopses of recent research. Besides reviews of research in thirteen countries, contributions also include thematic reviews relating mobility to the environment, automobile fetishism, race, gender, and other transnational themes. All in all, more than sixty scholars within and beyond T2M cooperated in this project, making it a truly collective work.

Mobility in History. The State of the Art in the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. Yearbook 2010
Alphil PUS
Mom Gijs / Pirie Gordon / Tissot Laurent
Type de livre
Groupement de textes
Histoire des transports du tourisme et du voyage
Année de parution
ISBN Papier
Nb de pages
Tableaux - graphiques - photos - illustrations
260 p.
ISBN 978-2-940235-52-0
Mom Gijs

Gijs Mom is Programme Director for Mobility History within the Foundation for the History of Technology, at Eindhoven University of Technology, and he teaches at this university on subjects related to the history of technology, innovation and design.

He is editor of The Journal of Transport History. In November 2003 he co-founded the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M) of which he was nominated President. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the European Centre for Mobility Documentation (ECMD) in Eindhoven.

Tissot Laurent

Laurent Tissot est professeur émérite de l'Université de Neuchâtel. Il a travaillé plusieurs années sur l'histoire des loisirs, des transports et du tourisme. Il est notamment l'auteur de Naissance d'une industrie touristique. Les Anglais et la Suisse au XIXe siècle. Il a été membre du bureau exécutif de la Commission internationale pour l'histoire du voyage et du tourisme.

Pirie Gordon

Gordon Pirie works in Cape Town at the Department of Geography in the University of the Western Cape. Grasping the new season’s nettles, he thinks his research is probably about space, identity, mobility and sustainability. He is the author of Air Empire : British Imperial Aviation, 1919-39 (Manchester University Press, 2009).