The call for papers of our next Annual Conference in Berlin is online since January 15th. Transport and Mobility on Display is a most actual topic not only for T2M but for the gobal society. We want to contribute a historical perspective to understand the concepts and effects of public presentation and representation of transport and mobility:
- in Transport Museums
- in exhibitions, expositions and fairs
- on the web and
- last not least in the built world. Transport infrastructures always had a function and effect as public monument and message .
We are looking forward to deepen the relations between T2M and the worlds of museums and exhibitions, which is so important for the future of our field. Please don’t miss the deadline for the call for papers with your contribution!
The long awaited “T2M Summer School” “The Passenger. Mobility in Modernity” now has been accepted by the “Volkswagen Foundation and is going to take place right before the T2M Conference in Berlin, thus from September 30 to October 6th.
By shifting the summer school to “Indian Summer” in autumn, we hope to give Ph-D students the financial possibility to stay longer for the conference.
25 Ph-D students and 12 professors can come to Berlin for a week,, funded by the foundation, to discuss latest research approaches on the passenger in historical transport and mobility studies. We will invite to apply for attendance in the next days. If you are interested, please send us a message and you receive the invitation to apply.
In the last months, there have been several discussions about future T2M conferences in Australia, the US and Europe. We have many opportunities and will discuss them in the spring meeting of our executive committee.
I suppose you have recognized new informations on our T2M homepage. They are largely due to our very active new Executive Committee member Jørgen Burchardt. Jørgen ist most experienced in triggering webpages. I am very thankful for his activities on “T2M on Display”.
Looking around, I have the feeling that the number of events in historical transport and mobility studies is rapidly growing at the moment. The International Congress of Maritime Museums is meeting in theweek after our T2M conference in Washington and will discuss a similar topic as we do. Should we organize a shuttle to fly the maritime museum scholars from Berlin into Washington directly after our conference? I see this coincidence as a prove that we have a topic, which is attractive and actual at the moment. I see this as a very good sign that we are working in the right field.
I wish you a very successful early spring and fruitful year