Cycling and Society 2012 Symposium
The UEL Sustainable Mobilities Research Group is pleased to be hosting the 2012 Cycling and Society Symposium. Send your abstracts in now! The Symposium takes place on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September, and the deadline for abstracts is 29th February.
About the Symposium
The Cycling and Society Annual Symposium is an informal and interdisciplinary event. It welcomes academics, policy makers and advocates who wish to share research, knowledge and experience of any topic related to cycling. (At previous symposia, participants have discussed cycling in relation to comparative research; conflict; culture; environmental issues; fear and stigma; gender; history; identity; image; inequalities; interventions; legal issues; methodology; modelling; policy; planning; social change; social movements; statistics; technology; transport infrastructure; well-being – and more!)
This year we invite poster as well as oral presentations. Oral presentations should be no more than 15 minutes to allow plenty of time for discussion. Poster presentation may be particularly suitable for those new to presenting or those seeking to raise awareness of new projects. Those wishing to participate without presenting are also very welcome to attend. A programme will be available in April giving details of presentations and additional events including the annual Cycling and Society Research Group meeting. If you require any further information in the meantime please contact Rachel Aldred at R.E.Aldred@uel.ac.uk.
To submit an abstract, please email your title with an abstract of up to 300 words, stating whether this would be a poster or an oral presentation, to R.E.Aldred@uel.ac.uk by the deadline of Wednesday 29th February 2012. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of members of the Cycling and Society Research Group and decisions will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author by Friday 30th March 2012. The fee for the event will not be more than £25.
Background to the C&S Symposium Series
The Cycling and Society symposium series was launched in 2004 at Lancaster University, with subsequent meetings at the Universities of Cardiff (2005), Chester (2006), at the offices of the CTC in Guildford (2007), University of West of England (2008), University of Bolton (2009), Oxford University (2010) and Glasgow School of Art (2011). The symposia are linked to the Cycling and Society Research Group (http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/cycling-and-society.html) whose members span many disciplines and approaches to the study of cycling. An edited collection of papers presented at earlier symposia was published in the book ‘Cycling and Society’ (eds. Horton, Rosen & Cox, 2007) by Ashgate as part of its Transport and Society Series.