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The ‘Mobile Cultures of Disaster’ conference seeks to stimulate research on how disasters are mobile and cultural phenomena. It asks participants to consider how disasters circulate around various parts of the world. This refers to the ways in which disasters involve movement and cultural exchange in terms of how they are managed, experienced and socially constructed.

The conference is being organized by the University of South Australia, in conjunction with the College of Sociology at Rikkyo University, the School of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University, and the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education at Tokyo University. It will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March 2017, with an opening welcome event on the evening of the 22nd of March.

Participants are invited to submit a 200 word abstract for review to Dr. Eric L. Hsu (, by the 17th of October 2016. Due to generous funding from the Japan Foundation Sydney, the conference has no registration fee.

>> Download the conference CFP (.pdf).

Further information about the conference can be found at