Upcoming Conference 2014:

Philadelphia, Drexel University,
Centers for Mobilities Research and
Policy, and Science, Technology
and Society, USA
September 18-21

T2M - International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility
T2M - International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility

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12th Annual Conference of the International Association for the

History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M)

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TRAVEL GRANTS

 

Ph.D. students and scholars from emerging countries are encouraged to apply for travel grants at T2M. Please note that the travel grants are refund in cash at the conference in Philadelphia. Please send in your application together with the proposal at: submissions@t2m.org. (Please download a travel grant form) Deadline is the 1st June 2014.
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Schiefelbusch How would you position the ‘User’ among the other favoured subjects of mobility studies – e.g. tourist, nomad and driver<a “http://t2m.org/newsletter/interviews-with-t2m-personalities/in-the-spotlight-martin-schiefelbusch/”>Read the answer from Martin Schiefelbusch – a spotlight commentary

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The Buenos Aires Metrobus

By Maximiliano Augusto Velazquez

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Change in the T2M Secretariat.Farewell to Manuel Zirm, welcome to Nathalie Wachotsch Nathalie_Wachotsch

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John Scholes Transport History Research Essay Prize, 2014

 

The John Scholes Prize, of up to £250 (pounds Sterling), is awarded annually to the writer of an unpublished paper based on original research into any aspect of the history of transport and mobility. The prize is intended to recognise budding transport historians. It may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding article, or be divided between two or more entrants. Typically, the prize is awarded for research completed as part of a PhD.

Publication in the Journal of Transport History will be at the discretion of the Editor and subject to the normal refereeing process.

The prize is funded by the Transport History Research Trust in memory of John Scholes. John was the first Curator of Historical Relics at the British Transport Commission. The prize is awarded by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M – www.t2m.org)

Eligibility

Entry is limited to researchers who, at the time of submission, are not yet in or have just commenced a permanent / tenured academic (or equivalent) position, and who are just starting to publish research.

Entries

Essays (in English, double-spaced) must not exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes). Sources must be documented fully. Entries must be submitted electronically, to arrive no later than Friday 27 June 2014. They should not bear any reference to the author or institutional affiliation.

Senior scholars will judge entries against criteria of originality, thoroughness and excellence of argument, source use, composition and illustration. The process is ‘double-blind’. The judges will not enter into correspondence.

A cover letter and a one-page CV must demonstrate eligibility for the prize.

Entries for the prize should be sent to the JTH Editor at jth.editorial@gmail.com. The subject line of the message should read ‘John Scholes Prize entry 2014’.

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The 2013 conference is now history.

Read the report by Andrey Vozyanov

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The John Scholes Prize 2013

A competition for the John Scholes Prize is held each year.

The prize is intended for recent entrants to the profession without a record of publication in a major academic journal.

On recommendation of a judging panel convened by the Editor of the Journal of Transport History, the prize may be awarded for an unpublished essay based on original research into any aspect of the history of transport and mobility. The prize may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding article, or may be shared between two or more entrants.

The prize is funded by the Transport History Research Trust in memory of John Scholes. John was the first Curator of Historical Relics at the British Transport Commission. The prize is awarded by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M – www.t2m.org)

Publication in the Journal of Transport History is at the discretion of the Editor and is subject to the normal refereeing process. The 2011 Prize Winners have both had their work published in the JTH.

Two senior Transport Historians, both members of the JTH Editorial Board, independently adjudicated the submissions for the John Scholes Prize in 2013.

 

Brief Citations for Joint Prize Winners 2013

 

The Panel decided to make a joint award to Eike-Christian Heine and Mike Bess.

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Mike Bess is finishing his PhD in Borderlands History at the University of Texas at El Paso. His submisison is entitled “Routes of Conflict: Building Roads and Shaping the Nation in World War II and Postwar Mexico, 1941-1952”.

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Eike-Christian Heine defended his PhD in July 2013 at the Technical University Braunschweig (Germany). His submission for the John Scholes Prize is entitled “Connect and divide: Contradictory Mobilities of the Kiel Canal”. Eike-Christian has worked as research assistant and assistant lecturer at the Technical University, has a Master’s degree in Political Science, Philosophy and History from the University, and worked for two years as a researcher at the Archive of Volkswagen AG where he helped to produce a history of the Company’s Financial Services.
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New issue
jth_2014_1 The Journal of Transport History
No 1, 2014

Gordon Pirie

(Im)measurable transport history

Jean-François Rousseau

An imperial railway failure: the Indochina-Yunnan railway, 1898-1941

David M. Williams and John Armstrong

‘One of the noblest inventions of the age’: British steamboat numbers, diffusion, services and public reception, 1812 – c.1823

Jeffry M. Diefendorf

Urban transportation planning influences and legacies: Kurt Leibbrand, Germany’s acclaimed postwar traffic planner

Graham P. Gladden

Marketing ocean travel: Cunard and the White Star Line, 1910-1940

Michael K. Bess

Routes of conflict: building roads and shaping the nation in Mexico, 1941-1952

Dhan Zunino Singh

Meaningful mobilities: the experience of underground travel in the Buenos Aires Subte, 1913-1944

Ian J. Kerr

Colonial India, its railways, and the cliometricians

Exhibition and museum review

Jo Stanley

Reviews

Colin Chant, Sasha Disko, Etienne Faugier, Helen Doe, Martin Schiefelbusch, Leslie Hannah, John Heitmann, Sam Merrill, Robert Morley, Valentina Fava, Pedro Pablo Ortüñez and Corinne Mulley

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  transfer_2014 New issue of Transfers

Summer 2014, Volume 4(2)

 

Special Section on Railways and Urban Cultures

Editorial

Mimi Sheller and Gijs Mom

Transitioning to a Low Carbon Society? The Case of Personal Transportation and Urban Form in Copenhagen: 1947 to the Present

Andrés Felipe Valderrama Pineda and Nina Vogel:

Learning from Electric Cars as Socio-technical Mobility Experiments: Where Next?

Daniel Newman, Peter Wells, Paul Nieuwenhuis, Ceri Donovan and Huw Davies

SPECIAL SECTION ON RAILWAYS AND LITERATURE

Rail Networks, Mobility, and the Cultures of Cities: Introduction to the Special Section

Steven D. Spalding

“Behind the backs of houses”: Landscapes of Englishness in the Postwar Railway Poetry of John Betjeman and Philip Larkin

Heather Joyce

The Subte as Looking Machine into the City: Moebius’ Trajectory through Buenos Aires

Araceli Masterson-Algar

Harry Beck’s London Underground Map: A Convex Lens for the Global City

John D. Schwetman

Reworking Appropriation: The Language of Paris Railways, 1870–1914

Peter Soppelsa

Reflections on Rails and the City

George Revill

IDEAS IN MOTION

A City for Woody Allen? The New Banks of the Seine in Paris, a Product of Rootless Sociology and City Planning

Mathieu Flonneau

MOBILITY AND ART

Turtle 1: The First System D Car

Melle Smets

FILM REVIEW

Old Model, New Parts

Matt Thomas

MUSEUM REVIEW

The Migrant Experience: The Red Star Line Museum

Torsten Feys

BOOK REVIEWS

 

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All new conferences

 

First issue of the T2M Bibliography

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The first issue of the T2M Bibliography is published – research from 2011. Look here.
If you miss some books please write to the editors.
More about the bibliography here.
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New issue

T2M Yearbook 2014

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Peter Norton, Gijs Mom, Liz Millward, Tomás Errázuriz and Mathieu Flonneau (eds.):

Mobility in History.
Volume 5 with a special section: Bicycling, Mobility, and History.

With the fifth publication of this yearbook, the editors begin by asking that the fluidity of the field reflect the fluidity of the topic. They suggest that it might be time to consider a merger between the subfields within this discipline so as to continue to push mobility studies in a fruitful direction. With that in mind, they have collected a series of articles that touch on a variety of subjects.

Further information.