Sunday, October 16, 2011

CFP: Automotive History Conference

The Society of Automotive Historians is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at its Ninth Biennial Automotive History Conference, to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 12-14, 2012. The conference theme is “A World of Cars: Manufacturers, Drivers, and the Impact of Globalization.” It will focus on the international growth of the industry, initially by North American, later by European, and more recently by Asian manufacturers, leading to the dominance of integrated multinational corporations. Please see the full call for papers (scroll down the SAH page) for recommended topics. Proposals should include the title of the submission, names and affiliations of presenters, chairs, and other participants, together with addresses, phone/fax numbers, email addresses of contact personnel, the proposed format (paper, panel, workshop, etc.), and a one-page abstract describing the content of the presentation. Proposals must be received by October 31, 2011. Proposals should be submitted by email to Arthur Jones, conference chair. The meeting will conclude with a dinner and an address by the distinguished economic and business historian Mira Wilkins.

In light of Professor Wilkins' participation, readers may also be interested to learn that Cambridge University Press recently released a new edition (with a new introduction) of her 1964 book (with Frank Ernest Hill), American Business Abroad: Ford on Six Continents (June 2011), in both hardcover and paperback.