The International Motor Racing Research Center and the International Motor Sports History Section of the Society of Automotive Historians partner annually to sponsor a multi-day symposium focused on international motor racing history. The symposium provides an opportunity for researchers to present their work on automotive competition history. Papers are presented by faculty members, graduate students and independent researchers.
The history of international automotive competition falls within several realms, all of which are welcomed as topics for presentations, including, but not limited to: sports history, cultural studies, public history, political history, the history of technology, sports geography and gender studies, as well as archival studies.
The 2017 theme is “The Cultural Turn Meets the First Turn,” highlighting the diversity of the motorsports experience. The 2017 keynote speaker is Dr. Elsa A. Nystrom, author of “Mad for Speed: The Racing Life of Joan Newton Cuneo.”
Dates in 2017 are Nov. 10-11. The public is invited to attend all presentations.
Click here for the Call for Papers: Argetsinger Motorsports History Symposium Nov. 2017.