Mobility, Identity and Globalization

30 August - 31 August 2017


City West Campus
55 North Terrace
Adelaide, Australia

European Social Theory Intensive Masterclasses

Date Wednesday 30 August & Thursday 31 August 2017
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm daily

Level 1, Law Building
City West Campus
55 North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia
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The Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations at the University of South Australia in Adelaide is hosting a two-day intensive series of masterclasses on European Social Theory, entitled Mobility, Identity and Globalization. 

The social theory intensive will delve deep into mobilities, identity and globalization for enacting social change and will be taught by world leading social theorists.


Professor Sven Kesselring
Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany

Professor Malene Freudendal-Pedersen
Roskilde University, Denmark

Professor Anthony Elliott
University of South Australia, Australia

Emeritus Professor Robert J. Holton
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


 Download Program HERE (pdf)

Required Readings

Session 1  - Masterclass by Professor Sven Kesselring
  1. Sheller, Mimi (2012), Auto Transition.
  2. Urry, John (2004), The System of Automobility. Theory Culture and Society.

Session 2  - Masterclass by Associate Professor Malene Freudendal-Pedersen

  1. Sayer, Andrew (2011), Introduction: A Relation to the World of Concern.
  2. Sheller, Mimi (2004), Automotive emotions.
Session 3  - Masterclass by Emeritus Professor Robert J. Holton
  1. Streeck, Wolfgang (2014), How will Capitalism End.
  2. James, Harold (2008), The Roman Predicament.

Background - Holton, Robert J. (2011), Globalization and the Nation State.

Session 4  - Masterclass by Professor Anthony Elliott & Professor Sven Kesselring

  1. Elliott, Anthony and Urry, John (2009), New Technologies New Mobilities.


This intensive program is suitable for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers looking to further their knowledge in European Social Theory. 

Applications are being accepted for Adelaide based students to attend, to submit an application please email


Scholarship applications have now closed.


Mr Chris Bartlett
Events and Project Officer
P: 08 8302 7688

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