After a longer-than-intended summer break I want to catch up with a short post with two pieces of positive news. One is that the two-day workshop on ‘Foucault and Mobilities Research’, which I wrote about before, will be funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and thus will take place in January 2013 in Lucerne. I am very much looking forward to this event, and am sure it will be one of next year’s highlights!
The second item is that, from January 2013, I will be the editor-in-chief of Journal of Transport Geography for an initial period of three years. So I will succeed Richard Knowles, the journal’s founding editor who has been extremely successful in making JTG a top journal in the fields of both transport studies and geography. This will be a very difficult task but I’m confident that JTG’s great associated editors — Kevin O’Connor, Karen Lucas, David Keeling and Susan Kenyon — and myself can maintain the journal as a key outlet for the publication of state-of-the-art research on issues relating to transport and geography.