Victoria de Grazia and David Gartman keynote speakers at
the fifth jubilee T2M conference in the Netherlands
Final Call for Papers
HELMOND, THE NETHERLANDS
(1.5 hours from Amsterdam via train)
25 – 28 October 2007
||Victoria de Grazia (CV), author of Irresistible Empire; America’s Advance through Twentieth-Century Europe will speak about MARKETING CONSUMER CULTURE GLOBALLY: A HUNDRED YEAR PERSPECTIVE
||David Gartman (CV), author of Auto Opium: A Social History of American Automobile Design will speak about THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE FETISHISM.
The conference venue is the hotel Westende, a former villa built in 1880. The conference will coincide with the internationally renowned Dutch Design Week in nearby Eindhoven. Thursday 25 October will be Heritage Day, Saturday 27 October will be Design Day, all other topics of the conference will get their proper place in the program on Friday and Sunday morning.
Excursions on Friday afternoon will be to Leuven, Belgium (railway collection), Lelystad in the Flevo polder (aviation collection) and Eindhoven (Design Week). In addition Helmond is easily accessible to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague via train.
This year, T2M celebrates its fifth consecutive annual conference. In cooperation with the city of Helmond (one and a half hour train ride from Amsterdam) a special social program is in the making dedicated to the efforts of the local and regional authorities to turn a small industrial town into a post-modern (and controversial) marvel of town planning and architecture within a European context. Participants to this jubilee conference are therefore encouraged to bring their spouses and partners to make the conference into a truly memorable event. We will publish details of the social programme well before the registration deadline. In the mean time: visit our website for a movie on Helmond and some information about the town’s history and heritage.
Submitters will be notified by 30 April 2007 whether their proposal has been accepted by the Programme Committee, and will then be requested to send in a full paper by 1 September 2007 at the latest. A CD-ROM will be sent beforehand to all participants so as to facilitate only short presentations with an emphasis on debate and discussion.
The Programme Committee:
Gijs Mom (chair), Eindhoven University of Technology
Mathieu Flonneau, Université Sorbonne I, Paris
Bruce Pietrykowski, University of Michigan – Dearborn
Corinne Mulley, University Newcastle upon Tyne
Garth Wilson, Canada Science and Technology Museum
For enquiries about the programme please contact Gijs Mom firstname.lastname@example.org
For infromation about local arrangements contact Dick van den Brinkinfo@t2m.org