Einladung – “Gender, Emotion, Work and Travel: Women Transport Workers and Passengers, Past and Present”, 22./23.06.2007, Greenwich (UK)

Zeit: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June 2007
Ort: University of Greenwich, UK
The final date for all bookings is 15 June 2007
Description: This conference will examine issues for women transport workers and female passengers, from different modal, disciplinary and national perspectives and will discuss comparative themes that will illuminate gendered patterns in women’s lives. By initiating a gendered and emotional dimension to the discussion of travel and work, new ideas and approaches have the capacity to alter the face of both history and contemporary aspects of mobility. The keynote speaker is John Urry (Lancaster). Some money is available to support some of the costs for postgraduate attendance at the conference.
Programme, Details

Conference organisers:
Minghua Zhao (Greenwich) and Maggie Walsh (Nottingham)
Greenwich Maritime Institute (GMI), University of Greenwich, London
For academic matters: Minghua Zhao, Maggie Walsh; for other enquiries: Suzanne Bowles
M.Zhao@greenwich.ac.uk, Margaret.Walsh@nottingham.ac.uk;S.Bowles@greenwich.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1159 514 267
Fax: +44 (0)1159 514 270
American & Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD
registration: earlybird registration closes on 14 May 2007; standard registration is available until 19 June 2007
Cost – The price per delegate is £95 per person. We are offering an early bird rate of £75 per person if the booking form and payment is received before 14th May 2007. The price includes refreshments and an evening reception & buffet on day one and refreshments and lunch on day two as well as access to the presentation of all papers and the Keynote Address by John Urry, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research, University of Lancaster.

Financial Assistance
– Due to the generous support of the Economic History Society we are in a position where we are able to offer bursaries to some postgraduate students to assist them towards attending and participating in the Conference. Instructions of how to apply are attached and please note that the deadline for all bursary applications is 25th May 2007.
Booking Instructions – To book a place as a delegate at the conference you need to print out and complete the attached booking form and return it to Suzanne Bowles at the address below.
Booking Form
If you would like to pay by debit/credit card then please complete both pages one and two of the booking form. If you would prefer to pay by cheque (in £s sterling) then you need to complete page one only and please post the cheque made payable to ‚University of Greenwich‘ along with your booking form.
Once your payment has been processed you will be sent a receipt and confirmation of your place.
Please return your booking form and payment details/cheque to:
Suzanne Bowles
Greenwich Maritime Institute
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS
Accommodation – As the ticket price does NOT include accommodation we have attached some information of various local hotels and guest houses which are in close proximity to the University. The following website also has details of accommodation all over London at a wide range of different rates.
If you would be willing to share accommodation with another delegate please indicate this on last section of the booking form. Your name, address and email address will then be added to a list and circulated amongst those of you willing to share so you will then be able to contact each other and make your own arrangements.
Queries – If you have any queries about the
conference then please contact Suzanne Bowles by
emailing S.Bowles@gre.ac.uk or by telephoning her
on +44 (0)20 8331 7688
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