The T2M Conference (held in Berlin, Oct. 6th-9th) Theme 2011 is “Transport and Mobility on Display”, the Theme Group "Tourism in socialist countries" narrows down this topic to "DISPLAYING THE TOURISM HISTORY OF SOCIALIST COUNTRIES". Therefore I invite papers, which discuss the history and future plans of museums, exhibitions and collections on this topic.
The call is not only limited to this specific theme, but also open for other relevant aspects for instance advertising or all transport infrastructures that offer(ed) mobility and landscape experiences in socialist countries. Their sensible appearance shape(d) the image of transport, and had/have an impact on transport policy and use. Thus, the call seeks for an innovative analysis of the social, economic, political and/or psychological impact of the manifestation and appearance of transport and mobility.
By analysing transport and mobility on display, the conference shall contribute to a material cultural history of transport and mobility and shall envision new concepts and forms of transport and mobility exhibitions. Transport history has turned to cultural history later than the history of technology. Only in the last two decades, we experience something like a boom in cultural histories of transport and a slight shift in transport history focus towards the passengers, their experiences and adventures.
Participants are encouraged to submit a paper on these themes. A panel consists of a chair and normally up to three speakers; no commentator is required. I especially encourage transnational, comparative and multi-perspective approaches, and welcome proposals exploring theoretical or methodological issues as well as those of a more empirical nature. I especially invite recent entrants to the profession and doctoral students to submit proposals. Submitters will be notified by the Program committee at May 20, 2011 on the success or status of their submission.
Submission of a fully completed poster form (1 page A4) is mandatory for all speakers, for T2M 2011 wants to invest more energy into communication. Posters of all oral presentations will be exhibited in the public area of the museum. This innovation will contribute to better promotion of the history of transport, traffic and mobility as a scientific discipline and as a public service. Posters will be judged. The best posters will receive a prize during the banquett. Poster forms will be made available later on the website of the conference.
Please send proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for sending in the abstracts and a short CV (max one page each; Word or Rich Text Format only) is May 6th 2011 (slightly extended compared to T2M general deadline).
Since it may be a problem for many scholars to get funding for transport, accommodation and the Conference, the Program Committee therefore will send out acceptance letters for the selected papers before the end of May 2011, in order to facilitate acquisition for funding.
The full paper of all accepted submissions and of the posters must be delivered on or before August 15, 2011. These papers will be available to all Conference participants before the conference. Individual presentations at the Conference are therefore to be limited to a fifteen-minute summary to allow for debate and discussion within the session.
All participants are required to register. For details of T2M and of previous conferences, please visit: www.t2m.org. Further details of the Conference (including the poster form) will be posted on a website of the Program Committee which is currently under construction and will go online shortly.
Ph.D. students and scholars from so-called developing countries are encouraged to apply for travel grants at T2M. Please send in your application together with the proposal at: email@example.com.
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