Models of Mobility: Systemic Differences, Path Dependencies, Economic, Social and Environmental Impact (1900 to tomorrow)

The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies and the Schulich School of Business at York University are pleased to be collaborating with the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. to present the workshop "Models of Mobility: Systemic Differences, Path Dependencies, Economic, Social and Environmental Impact (1900 to tomorrow)" on March 23-24, 2012 at York University, Toronto.

The workshop uses as its starting point the continuing debates about the best ways to transport people and goods both over short and long distances in a world marked by population growth, increased urbanization, and –after a brief crisis-induced hiatus– growing trade flows. Building on previous efforts by the CCGES focusing on ‘automobility’, this event tries to put these debates into a broader historical and comparative context, by looking at the way different models of mobility emerged and developed in Europe and North America since 1900.

For more details on the workshop and how to submit paper proposals, please see

Those interested in presenting a paper at this workshop should send a 1,000‐word abstract and a one-page CV to Baerbel Thomas (b.thomas@ghi‐dc.org) by 30 September 2011. Papers with an international and/or comparative dimension are particularly encouraged. Decisions will be announced by 30 November 2011 and full papers need to be completed by 31 January 2012. The organizers will pay the cheapest possible airfare and local costs for all participants.