Bialski, P. (2012). Becoming intimately mobile. Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.
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Bialski, P. (2009). Intimate tourism: enquête dans un réseau d’hospitalité. Éd. Solilang.



Bialski, P. (2013). Not On My Couch The limitations of sharing in the age of collaborative travel and hospitality networks. Proceedings from RC21 Berlin:
Bialski, P. (2013). Online to Offine Social Networking: contextualizing sociality today through, in Couchsurfing Cosmopolitanisms: Can Tourism Make A Better World?, edited by Sonja Buchberger and David Picard. Frankfurt: Transcript.

Bialski, P. (2012). Technologies of hospitality: How planned encounters develop between strangers. Hospitality & Society, 1(3), 245-260.

Gill, N., & Bialski, P. (2011). New friends in new places: Network formation during the migration process among Poles in the UK. Geoforum, 42(2), 241-249.
Bialski, P., & Batorski, D. (2010). From Online Familiarity to Offline Trust: How a Virtual Community Creates Familiarity and Trust between Strangers. in Zaphiris, P., & Ang, C. S. (Eds.). (2012). Social computing and virtual communities. CRC Press.


    • Paper – “Not On My Couch: The limitations of sharing in the age of collaborative travel and hospitality networks,” RC21 Resourceful cities, Humboldt-University Berlin, Berlin (August 29-31, 2013)
    • Paper – “Mobile Behaviour in Train Station: Social coordination between train ticket sharing in Germany” Global Conference on Mobility Futures, Lancaster University, UK (September 4-6th, 2013).
    • Paper – “The Collaborative City: sharing and saving practices in times of austerity” Resistance, Resiliance and Adaptation: Understanding a Changing Europe. Jagiellonian University, Krakow (June 24-26 2013)
    • Paper-  “Behaviour in the Hauptbahnhof: Social coordination between strangers in public space,” at Ethnographische Stadtforschung – Ansätze, Herausforderungen, Nutzen. Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Erkner (May 30th-31st, 2013)
    • Paper – “Social Networking as Tourist Practice: an ethnographic account of how facebook, couchsurfing, and airbnb change how tourism is done today.” Tourism in the Networked Society. Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
, University of Amsterdam, April 2013.
    • The Social Spaces of Music: Networks, Worlds, Fields and Scenes, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester (February 14-15 2013)
    • Grant drafting workshop – Social Innovation: Transformational Change and Opportunities of Music, Hannover University for Music, Drama and Media (December 14-16th, 2012)
    • Discussion Panelist – “Vision 2020: The Future of Music in the Digital Age,” Reeperbahn Festival Campus, Hamburg (September 10-14th, 2012)
    • Paper – (with Batorski, D.) “Trustworthiness in Networks, UK Social Networks Conference”, University of Greenwich (July 18-20,2008)
    • Paper – “No More Cold Researchers: Engagement and bias as characteristics of the modern minterdisciplinary minds.” Work in Progress: Research Spaces, Research Journeys, University of Warwick, December, 2007
    • Paper – “Intimate Tourism: Changing the relationship between the tourist and the other through the online hospitality network.” The 6th International Symposium on Aspects of Tourism: “Gazing, Glancing, Glimpsing: Tourists and Tourism in a Visual World. Eastbourne, England. June, 2007
    • Poster – (with Batorski, D.) “Trust Networks: Analyzing the Structure and Function of Trust.” International Network of Social Network Analysis SUNBELT conference, Corfu, Greece. May, 2007. (INSNA 2007 Conference Poster)
    • Paper – “Intimate Tourism: Intensity, meaning, and offline friendship within the online hospitality network.” General Online Research conference, Leipzig, Germany. February, 2007
    • Paper – “Intimate Tourism: The process of verbal exchange in intimate spaces through the online hospitality network.” Social Aspects of the Internet Conference, Warsaw, Poland. December, 2006.


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