Tupelo, Mississippi, March 25-27, 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society of Automotive Historians and the National Association of Automobile Museums are seeking proposals for papers to be presented at their eighth biennial automotive history conference to be held in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, from March 25 to 27, 2010. Entitled “The Automobile in a Time of Crisis – Lessons of History,” the conference will be a symposium exploring the response of the automotive industry and of public policy when confronted by changing economic conditions, political imperatives and cultural preferences. Of interest to a wide range of people, from academic researchers to lay historians to museum professionals, it will be hosted by the Tupelo Automobile Museum.
Proposals are invited on such topics as automobile manufacturing, design evolution, labor conditions, competitive pressure, directed marketing, the effect of industrial concentration and the international motor trade and may address the effects on individual manufacturers, national markets or the industry worldwide. Other potential subjects of interest include the transformation of society through the adoption of the automobile in developed and developing regions and the impact of growing constraints on the utilization of resources and the environment. Proposals unrelated to the conference theme will also be considered. Papers dealing with the interpretation of automotive history to the general public are particularly sought, especially involving the museum setting.
Proposals should include the title of the submission, names and affiliations of presenters, chairs, participants etc., together with addresses, phone/fax numbers, e-mail addresses of contact personnel, proposed format (paper, panel, workshop, etc.) and a one-page abstract describing the content of the presentation. The deadline for proposals is September 30, 2009; notification of preliminary acceptance is anticipated by October 31.
Proposals should be submitted to:
Arthur W. Jones, Program Chair
504 South 26th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146-1009 USA
Telephone +1 215 985-4714