The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Nov. 12 CALL FOR PAPERS: Jean S. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History

Presented by the Society of Automotive Historians International Motor Sports History Section and the International Motor Racing Research Center

The 2nd Annual Jean S. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History continues the mission of the International Motor Racing Research Center and the International Motor Sports History Section of the Society of Automotive Historians to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work on automotive competition history.

This unique symposium will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY.

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, the history of technology, sports geography,and gender studies, as well as archival studies. We encourage submissions from faculty members, graduate students and independent researchers wishing to present his/her research on a topic related to automotive competition history.
In addition to the presentations given by researchers, a keynote address by a significant person in motorsports is planned. Several activities related to the symposium will be offered to participants on Friday, Nov. 11.

Submit a 250-300 word abstract of the presentation/paper not later than Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, to Glenda Gephart at or to H. Donald Capps at All presentations will be reviewed and decisions rendered by Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. The abstract may be sent in the following formats, as appropriate: Word, PDF or PowerPoint.


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