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

Now – call for papers:

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12th Annual Conference of the International Association for the

History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M)

 Deadline for Abstract Submission (extended): April 10th, 2014

To the call

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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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Carlos_Lopez_Galviz_small How do you think interdisciplinary combinations shapes your research approach?Read the answer from Carlos López Galviz – a spotlight commentary

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Post-Soviet marshrutkas

Flexible mobility in times of transformation

 

By Wladimir Sgibnev and Andrey Vozyanov

 

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View from the Street Västerbotten, Northern Sweden

 

Read the View from the Street by Samuel Merrill


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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The John Scholes Prize, of up to £250 (pounds Sterling), is awarded annually to the writer of an unpublished paper based on original research into any aspect of the history of transport and mobility.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 participants at the conference – photo from Kouvola
Get it as a large photo here.

The conference in Kouvola and St. Petersburg is over. See or see again the days with presentations, networking and a lot of inspiration here. pictures_conference_2013

 

 

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_2013_1 The Journal of Transport History
No 2, 2013

Special Issue: Austro-German transport histories

Christian Klösch, Verena Pawlowsky, Gordon Pirie:

Austro-German transport histories

Reinhold Bauer:

A specifically German path to mass motorisation? Motorcycles in Germany between the World Wars

Bettina Gundler:

Promoting German automobile technology and the automobile industry: the Motor Hall at the Deutsches Museum, 1933-1945

Christian Klösch:

The great auto theft: Confiscation and restitution of motorised vehicles in Austria during and after the Nazi period

Christopher Kopper:

Germany’s National Socialist transport policy and the claim of modernity: reality or fake?

Verena Pawlowsky:

Luxury item or urgent commercial need? Occupational position and automobile ownership in 1930s Austria

Jennifer Clark, Graham Attenborough, Steve Mullins:

Museum Reviews

Marie-Noëlle Polino, Brian Bonhomme, Andy Bruno, et al.:

Book Reviews

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  transfer_2014 New issue of Transfers

Spring 2014, Volume 4(1)

 

Editorial
Gijs Mom, Georgine Clarsen, Dorit Müller, Nanny Kim

The Distant Sound of Mule Caravan Bells: Interview with Mr Li Zhengxiong, 19 August 2003
Ma Cunzhao

Gatherings of Mobility and Immobility: Itinerant “Criminal Tribes” and Their Containment by the Salvation Army in Colonial South India
Saurabh Arora

Transporting Viewers Beyond the “Hoe and the Machete”: The Rhetoric of Mobility in Cuban Mobile Cinema
Nicholas Balaisis

History and Transport Policy: The Swiss Experience
Ueli Haefeli, Fritz Kobi and Ulrich Seewer

Learning from a Contested Project in the Netherlands: The Clash over the Amelisweerd Forest, 1957–1982
Odette van de Riet and Bert Toussaint

The Role of Cycle Rickshaws in Urban Transport: Today and Tomorrow
Geetam Tiwari

Houston (Un)limited: Path-dependent Annexation and Highway Practices in an American Metropolis
Kyle Shelton

IDEAS IN MOTION

Notions of Mobility in Argentina: A Discussion of the Circulation of Ideas and Their Local Uses and Meanings
Dhan Zunino Singh and Maximiliano Velázquez

MOBILITY AND ART

Megafone.net
Antoni Abad

MUSEUM REVIEW

The Sea Plane Harbor: A Hangar Full of Estonian Maritime and Naval History
Aaro Sahari

FILM REVIEW

Cinema’s Journey into Homelessness: Leos Carax’s Holy Motors
Johannes Pause

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.