To cope with hard times: continue the Road!
T²M is stronger than Covid 19 ! Newsletter is back thanks to the classical team of editors now enhanced by Claire Pelgrims.
It’s a great relief and pleasure to pursue this tradition of reviews of the association development. As far as I’m concerned, I hope that each member of T²M with all collateral networks, relatives, friends and colleagues, will overpass these hard times without difficulties or pains.
Obviously, T²M is intellectually at the core of this global crisis which is definitely a mobility collapse. “Immobility Crash” must now be carefully analysed, theorised and measured. The different and complementary fields that constitute T2
M are of values to build an understanding that feeds on the plurality of approaches and methods.
This year, the challenge was met: T2M association is nevertheless organizing a hybrid conference as planned in Shanghai! Thanks to the voluntarism of our Chinese partners, the parrainage
of two former T²M Presidents, also thanks to the collaboration with THNS network,
the programme is already on line! Enjoy it and join us in cyberspace!
As regards T2
M conferences, it’s my privilege and my pleasure to announce that our next conference after Shanghai is already on track. Traditionally, we had to wait for the banquet of the current conference to disclose the next location. However, this year, I can on behalf of the EC committee already mention that Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology which is based at the University of Lisbon (in Lisbon) and at the University NOVA of Lisbon will host the next conference from the 4th
to the 7th
of November 2021.
To conclude, let’s add some information regarding the organisation of the association. Things become clearer now: a new agreement found with Berghahn now optimises our intellectual resources. For a single fee of 80 euros (45 for students), members will have access to three journals: MiH, JTH and Transfers! A big thank you to Dhan Zunino Singh’s work.
Last but not least, I would like to thank Étienne Faugier with whom I am writing our last words at the head of the association. Indeed, we have decided to step down and leave the floor next year to another “dream team”. We are very proud of the honour we have had to serve over the past four years and now pass it on to a new scholar and friend. After many discussions and consultations in the EC arena: Carlos Lopez Galviz, already well known among us thanks to his great work in Lancaster, is a candidate for the next presidency and we are confident he will be elected during our virtual general assembly next month. Good luck to him and all the best in the future to the association!