Since its first Annual Conference in 2003, the secretariat of T2M was located in the European Center for Mobility Documentation in Eindhoven and later Helmond. Our first secretary was Dick van den Brink. He was succeeded by Sjoerd van der Wal, then Sonja Beekers, then again Dick van den Brink and last not least Margaretha Werinussa.
T2M owes very much the their effort in communicating with the members, the journal, the local organizers of the annual conferences, in collecting the membership fees, trying to overcome endless problems of intercontinental money and book transfer and so on. Thank you very much for your contributions to the still young and growing association of historical mobility research!
Since March 1st, 2012, the secretariat has been transfered to the Berlin University of Technology. The simple reason for this change is the merger of ECMD with other institutions, which made it impossible to keep the secretariat there. However, the official seat of T2M will remain in Eindhoven and the Netherlands.
At the moment, Manuel Zirm (firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com) is our new secretary. Most of you know him already as organiser of the last annual conference in Berlin. Manuel already sent out the invoices for the annual membership fee 2012 and the reminders for the call for paper for our next conference in Madrid, November 15-18. Please support him in this complicated, time consuming and important task. With the secretariat, the treasurer and the president at one place, the organisation of T2M should be easier, more efficient and reliable.
If you have any suggestion to improve communication with members and delivery if journals, newsletters and call for papers, please send a mail to Manuel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me (email@example.com). If you did not or do not receive the journal, please call him as soon as possible. We want to improve our service quality of T2M. Therefore, we need your critical assessment and your suggestions.
Before I invite you to have a closer look at the latest rumors and news, please let me remind you to keep in mind the deadline (April 30th) for the call for papers for our next conference in Madrid. The overarching topic is “Intermodal Mobilities”. Our Spanish colleagues are looking forward to your contributions.
Yours Hans Dienel