Call for Applications – The Marshrutka Project’s final conference: Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities  

                        Call for Applications The Marshrutka Project’s final conference: Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities     Conference theme: The ride-sharing/ride-sourcing companies of the Global North have claimed to revolutionize urban transport as we know it. Meanwhile, low-tech and informal counterparts such as shared […]

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Women’s mobility and ‘transport-related social exclusion’ in Bishkek – paper publication

In late december the marshrutka project researchers Cholpon Turdalieva and fellow researcher Christopher Edling published a paper on “Women’s mobility and ‘transport-related social exclusion’ in Bishkek” in the journal “Mobilities”. Abstract This paper analyses gendered mobilities in Bishkek in the space of the most popular form of public transport: the minibus, or ‘marshrutka’. As the means by […]

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Uber, Marshrutkas and socially (dis-)embedded mobilities – paper publication

The marshrutka project researchers, Lela Rekhviashvili and Wladimir Sgibnev have just published a paper on “Uber, Marshrutkas and socially (dis-)embedded mobilities” published by the Journal of Transport History. Abstract This article offers a first comparative discussion about ride-sharing (ride-sourcing) practices and informal transport. It focuses primarily on Uber, and marshrutkas – a socially and economically […]

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Dialoguing between the Posts

See the invitation for a lecture in the scope of Dialoguing between the Posts Seminar Series, organised by Mithilesh Kumar, the participant of the Marshrutka projects first workshop in Kzrgzystan, at the Centre for Development Practice and Research, Patna, India. At the special Lecture / Workshop on Feb. 5, 2018 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM in […]

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Call for Applications – The Marshrutka Project Summer School 2: Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective

Call for Applications The Marshrutka Project Summer School 2: Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective Organisers: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Leipzig, Germany Tbilisi State University (TSU), Tbilisi, Georgia Location: Tbilisi and Kazbegi, Georgia Dates: June 25-30, 2018 Summer School Goals The PhD Summer School is embedded in the research project Fluid mobilities for […]

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Joint Central Asia/South Caucasus Projects Summer School 2017

A week long Joint Central Asia/South Caucasus Projects Summer School was held at Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan, in September 4-9, 2017. The aim of the summer school was to join forces, facilitate exchange, and sharpen the analytical tools among several projects funded through the Volkswagen Foundation’s Central Asia/South Caucasus programme. The four projects […]

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Upcoming Call for Papers and Conferences

Dear Marshrutka team, there will be some interesting “Call for papers” and conferences we would like to present you. Maybe they match to your actual researches or interests !   http://belgeo.revues.org/19544 Belgeo will publish in 2018 an issue devoted to the transformations of post-Socialist urban space and calls for papers. The topical issue is expected to […]

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The marshrutka project at the authors‘ workshop on post-socialist infrastructures in Tallinn

On 11 August, the Marshrutka project team took part in the authors‘ workshop for the upcoming edited volume on Post-Socialist Infrastructures to be published with Routledge in 2018. Tonio Weicker and Wladimir Sgibnev presented their chapter draft entitled “Infrastructures as fluidities. How marshrutkas help us to overcome static conceptions of road-based mobility service provision”, where […]

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New mobility-themed article for German high school teachers

Last month’s issue of the German high school teacher magazine “Geographie Heute” features a special issue on the Russian Federation. It includes background information, teaching material, copy templates and all the other things helping geography teachers to design their courses. The journal includes an article by Wladimir Sgibnev, entitled “Public transport in danger? Urban Mobility […]

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