The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex (T-Plex), The Henry Ford, the Society of Automotive Historians, and Technology & Culture are seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a conference celebrating the centennial of the Model T Ford in July, 2008. Entitled "The World of the Model T," the conference will explore the meaning, impact and influence of the Model T Ford in the United States and the world. Of interest to a wide range of people, from academics to lay historians to Model T collectors, the conference will be held July 17-19, 2008 at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, and the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit, Michigan.
Proposals are invited on topics pertaining to the Model T's design, manufacture, sales, and use. Also encouraged are papers exploring the Model T's relationship to labor history, roads and highways, auto travel, suburbanization, energy, safety, public transportation, industrialization, and industrial archeology. Papers dealing with the Model T's role in countries outside the United States are especially welcome.
Proposals should include the title of the submission, names and affiliation of the presenter, together with address, phone/fax numbers, e-mail address, proposed format (paper, panel, etc.), and a one-page abstract describing the content of the presentation. The deadline for proposals is September 30, 2007; notification of preliminary acceptance will be made by November 1, 2007. Proposals should be submitted to: Jerald Mitchell, Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc., 140 Edison Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48202-1559; fax number 313-865-8504 or by
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail submissions are encouraged.
Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc.
140 Edison Avenue
Detroit, Michigan, 48202-1559
Fax: 313-865-8504 Email: email@example.com
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