Travel, Movement and (Im)Mobilities
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April 2019 – Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium


Saturday 13th April 2019
08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Opening Words: Michael Ferreira, Event Leader

09:30 – 10:30 Session 1: Short Film Presentation: “Gifts from Babylon”

Gifts from Babylon: A Short Film on Travel, Movement and (Im)mobilities
Emiel Martens

10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: Influence on Travel
Chair: Karyn Pilgrim

Map of US Destinations based on American Tourist Reviews
Elena Smolianina

Times on the Road: Toward a Phenomenological History of the Road Movie
Glen W. Norton

Discussion Panel and Q&A

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 3: Travel & Tech
Chair: Barry Brummett

How does Mobile-Phone Use Contribute to Mobility-Learning?
Jérémy Pasini

An Optimal Route Calculation and Short Trip Visualization System Based on ‘Kansei’
of Travelers
Atsuko Yamada & Yasuhiro Hayashi

Discussion Panel and Q&A

15.30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee

16:00 – 17:30 Session 4: Pilgrimage Travel
Chair: Jocelyne Baker

Cross Contamination: Object Lessons for an Ecocritical Approach to the Via Francigena
Linsen Settembrini

Trans-Corporeal Epiphanies: New Frontiers for the 21st Century EcoPilgrim
Karyn Pilgrim

Discussion Panel and Q&A

17:30 – 17:45 End of Day Consolidation and Summary

17:45 Wine and Drinks Reception

Sunday 14th April 2019

09:30 – 10:30 Cross Panel Reflections from Day 1: Issues Moving Forward

10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Session 5: Religion / Grief / Disable Travel
Chair: Jérémy Pasini

The Rhetoric of Religious Homologies in Air Travel
Barry Brummett

Grief-Inspired Journeys: Travel as a Means of Coping with Loss
Jocelyne Baker

Perspectives of Hospitality Industry Employees On Serving Travellers With Disabilities
Nancy Nisbett

Discussion Panel and Q&A

12.30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 6: South American Adversarial Travel Viewpoints
Chair: Glen W. Norton

Rewriting Sarmiento: Nation and Gender in Mansilla’s Recuerdos de viaje
Olena Zadoya

Joran van der Sloot: The Monster for Aruba and of Peru
Emiel Martens

Discussion Panel and Q&A

15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee

16:00 – 16:30 Session 7: Round Table Discussion
Chair: Emiel Martens

Qualifying Round Table Topics
Round Table Discussion

16:30 – 17:00 Where Now? What Next? Closing Remarks, Photographs, Goodbyes