Second International Conference on the History of Transport Traffic and Mobility (T2M)
Thursday November 4 – Sunday November 7 2004
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan USA
The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility, a new organization formed to promote scholarly research and foster communication between a broad array of individuals and groups, invites proposals for papers to be presented at the Second International Conference on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M), to be held on 4 –7 November 2004 at the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan USA.
The conference aims to build upon the success of last year’s inaugural meeting in bringing together the many scattered initiatives, research programmes, research institutions and individuals exploring the social, cultural, economic, technological and political history of mobility. The term mobility history invites investigation on the material and the symbolic circulation of people and goods in relation to various modes of transport. We especially encourage transnational and transmodal approaches. For a schedule of last year’s program please visit: http://www.t2m.org/.
The theme of this year’s conference will be “Mobility History and Policy” and conference participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit papers and organize panels around this theme. The intention is to revitalise the historical study of transport, traffic and mobility, partly by creating new opportunities for the exchange and development of ideas and concepts, both in person and through the usual scholarly media such as journals. The official founding of the International Association is meant to further these aims. We especially invite young scholars and Ph.D. students to submit proposals. We also encourage paper and session proposals by colleagues from the museum and archives world on themes in the realm of public policy.
September 1, 2004 is the deadline for payment of the conference fee of 75 dollars for Association Members and 100 dollars for non-members. After September 1 the registration fee is 110 dollars. In due course, an application form for the conference with information about the venue and hotels will be posted on the conference web site and sent to all colleagues who have expressed their intention of attending.
During the conference we will follow the policy of short presentations and an emphasis on debate and discussion.
For general information please contact the Programme Committee’s chair: Bruce Pietrykowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Programme Committee:
dr. Bruce Pietrykowski, Director, Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage, Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128 (chair): email@example.com
dr.ing. Gijs Mom, Foundation for the History of Technology and chair ECMD, Eindhoven University of Technology, IPO 2.33, the Netherlands (vice chair): firstname.lastname@example.org
dr. Laurent Bonnaud, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris-Sorbonne: email@example.com
dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel, Centre for Technology and Society, Technical University Berlin: firstname.lastname@example.org
dr. Margaret Walsh, School of American & Canadian Studies, Nottingham University: Margaret.Walsh@nottingham.ac.uk