Society of
Automotive Historians

Sixth Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History, November 4-5, 2022

The Sixth  Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History, scheduled for Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, 2022, at Watkins Glen, NY, will be an event geared to both motor racing scholars and racing enthusiasts alike. Over the last several years the Symposium, co-hosted by the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) and the SAH, has established itself as a unique and respected forum and has gained a growing audience of scholars, students and enthusiasts. The open-to-the-public in-person Symposium sessions will be held in the Watkins Glen International Media Center. The Keynote Speaker will be renowned NASCAR historian Buz McKim. Click here for the Call for Papers (CFP). Abstracts are due August 5, 2022. (5/28/22)

Third European Conference for Automotive History, October 14th through 16th, 2022

The Third European Conference for Automotive History will be held at MAUTO, Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile, in Turin from 14 to 16 October 2022. The conference is organised jointly by Thomas Ulrich of the AHG in Germany and Anders Ditlev Clausager of the SAHB in the UK. The event is supported by the SAHB and the Culture and Youth Commission of FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens). Seventeen 30-minute English language presentations are tenatively scheduled.

If you wish to attend, please complete the Booking Form and mail or email it to Thomas Ulrich (his postal and email addresses are in the Booking Form). Thomas will send you details of the bank account to use for payment. (5/28/22

Wheels Across the Pacific: transnational histories of the automotive industry, September 18th, 2022

The Automotive Historians Australia (AHA) and the SAH will co-convene a one-day online symposium for their members on 9/18/22 in North America and 9/19/22 in Australia. The symposium seeks papers that look at transnational histories of the automotive industry – that is, shared histories that extend or go beyond national boundaries. We recognise that the auto industry has, from the late 19th century, been a global enterprise, although that aspect of its history is often submerged in a national story. Hence, we are looking for papers that explore ways in which the Australian and American auto industries shared expertise, skills, design and studio practices, engineering, staff, business structures and management structures, advertising, parts and components, and trade practices. The symposium will take into account the time differences between the two countries. Ten presentations, fifteen to twenty minutes each, are planned for the main session, and then three presentations and a round-table discussion for the second session. Start time is tentatively scheduled for 5:00 PM EDT on Sunday, 9/18/22 in North America, concluding around 1:00 AM EDT on Monday the 19th, for all thirteen sessions and the round-table discussion. Click here for the Call for Papers (CFP). Abstracts are due June 30, 2022. (4/21/22)