Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Road Safety in History - register now

Monday, 23 May 2011


International and Multimodal Perspectives 30 June–1 July 2011, Oxford Brookes University

This two-day symposium will explore how road safety and mobility cultures have been understood and constructed from the 1880s to the present day, demonstrating how road use and road safety are historically and culturally contingent. It will highlight the interactions between different road users (including pedestrians, cyclists and drivers) and the roles of technology, regulation and the built environment in producing safe – and unsafe – roads and behaviours. Comparisons will be drawn between countries and cultures, producing a better appreciation of the transfer of ideas, technologies and practices between countries.

Presenters include: Dr Peter Bartrip, Professor Bill Luckin, Dr Peter Norton, Dr Nicholas Oddy, Dr Barbara Schmucki, and Dr Jameson Wetmore.