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Drexel to Host the 12th Annual Conference of the Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility

September 10, 2014


T2M Conference Flyer 2014

We are delighted to welcome more than 130 international visitors to Drexel University and the City of Philadelphia for the 12th Annual Conference of the Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility on September 18-21, 2014. Our theme this year, Spinoffs of Mobility: Technology, Risk & Innovation, seeks to highlight both the innovations and unintended consequences of new mobility technologies, whether in the past or today, and with effects in many different parts of the world. From trains to aviation and space travel, from national highways to urban transport plans, our panelists address key themes concerning the social, cultural, economic, technological, ecological and political aspects of the history, present and future of transport, traffic and mobility of all kinds.

Co-hosted by the Center for Mobilities Research & Policy and the Center for Science, Technology & Society at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and with generous sponsorship from the Mobile Lives Forum and from Michelin North America, the T2M conference has become the major venue for exchange of research spanning transport history and mobility studies. We also welcome our three distinguished Keynote Speakers, who each address compelling contemporary topics: Rae Zimmerman, PhD, on adapting transport to global risk challenges; Mei-Po Kwan, PhD, on the relation between segregation and mobility; and Ruth Oldenziel, PhD, on sustainability and forms of traffic counting.

All panels and talks will be held in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building. To register for the conference, and for more information about the T2M please visit For information please contact Mimi Sheller, PhD, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee at