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#1 DCapps

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 19:28

The Second European Conference for Automotive History will be held at the Louwman Museum (Den Haag, the Netherlands), from 29 to 31 March 2019.


I encourage those here to attend this conference if at all possible. If it is anything like the first one, it should be terrific. Alas, thanks to the conflicts arising from a far too-crowded schedule, I have had to withdraw from being one of the speakers. That I know several of those giving presentations quite well and I am familiar with the work of almost all of the others makes me truly regret not being able to attend. This is a really great lineup of presentations.


The third conference, I am informed, will be held in 2021 in Torino.







Information from the conference pamphlet (which can be accessed here: https://www.academia...omotive_History )


Organised jointly by Thomas Ulrich, AHG,
and Anders Ditlev Clausager, SAHB
together with Laurent Friry, SAHB,
and Fons Alkemade, CONAM.


Supported by:

Society of Automotive Historians in Britain;
Automobilhistorische Gesellschaft e.V. Germany;
Contactgroep Automobiel-en Motorrijwielhistorie, The Netherlands;


As well as AISA, Italy, and UIA, Serbia


We are proud to invite you to our second European conference for automotive history, to be held at the Louwman Museum, Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 BB Den Haag, The Netherlands, from 29 to 31 March 2019.
After the success of the first Conference held at the Cité de l‘Automobile in Mulhouse, France, in 2017, the Louwman Museum generously offered to act as host for the next conference.

The programme features presentations on a wide range of topics from automotive historians, both in Europe, and in the USA. Presentations will be in English. The provisional programme is as follows:


Friday 29 March, arrival, informal dinner in the hotel restaurant Bijhorst (at delegate’s own cost)


Saturday 30 March, conference in the Museum from 9.00, with a break for lunch, followed by evening dinner (lunch and dinner included in conference fee).
The Saturday dinner will be held in the Restaurant de Landbouw, Zijdeweg 58, 500 metres from the hotel.


Sunday 31 March, a morning session in the Museum, starting at 9.00, ending at lunchtime (option of lunch)


The cost for the conference, including lunch and dinner on Saturday 30 March, will be €125 per person; for partners attending only the Saturday dinner, €60. If you wish to take part in the conference sessions without having dinner Saturday night, €75.


Rooms have been provisionally reserved at the Van der Valk Hotel den Haag Wassenaar, Zijdeweg 54, 2245 BZ Wassenaar, which is 1.5km (1 mile) from the Museum, 20 minutes on foot, about 5 minutes by car.
Please book with the hotel, website www.hoteldenhaagwassenaar.nl / Telephone +31 70 511 9344 / Email denhaag-wassenaar@valk.com / Mentioning “Pan-European conference”




Fons Alkemade: Presentation of the NCAD & CONAM


Tobias Baldus: Egon Brütsch and his Minicars


Wolfgang Blaube: Presentation of the AHG


Jeroen Booij: The “Carrozzeria” Minis and 1100s


Monique Chapelle: Paul Berliet, an Entrepreneur Without Borders


Dr Stefan Dierkes: Three Decades of European GT Coupés Coachbuilt by Pietro Frua


Nebojša Đjorđjević: The Belgrade Sports Car Race, 3 September 1939


Wil Elbers: What Shall We Do With Our Archives?


Ronald Kooyman: Introduction to the Louwman Museum


Guy Loveridge: British “Export or die” Policies after 1945, and the Austin Sixteen European Tour in 1947


Karl Ludvigsen: Ferdinand Porsche — Master of Mechatricity


Elton (Skip) McGoun: Late to the Party: How US Auto Makers Countered European Sports Cars in the 1950s


Peter Moss: Beauty in Cars: What Makes a Good-looking Car?


Jens Møller Nicolaisen: Citroën, a Multi-National European Car Maker Adopting American Practice


Dr Pal Negyesi: How the Motor Museum saw the Car


Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis: Ford, Budd, and the Origins of Mass Production


Maria-Anne Privat: When the Horse-drawn Carriage Became the Automobile


Rodolphe Rapetti: Concept Cars: Pure Beauty


Alessandro Silva: Maserati 4-Cylinder Racing and Sports Cars 1932-49


Nigel Smith: The Lancefield Lagonda V12: a car in the Louwman Museum


Kate Sullivan: Transnational Heritage Preservation and Automobile Appreciation


Dr Gundula Tutt: Artificial Leather Materials and Their Use in Vehicles: History and Production


Presentations are of 15 or 30 minutes each. Please note that the programme may be subject to change. The organisers reserve the right to cancel any part of the programme.



In Deutschland:
Thomas Ulrich
Lindenufer 24
DE-13597 Berlin
Telefon +49 (0)30 3377 5787
Email: thomas.ulrich.berlin@mail.de
Or: pan-european-automotive-history@mail.de


In the United Kingdom:
Anders Ditlev Clausager
62 Viceroy Close
Birmingham B5 7UT, England
Telephone +44 (0)121 440 4745
Email: sahb.secretary@btinternet.com


In Nederland:
Fons Alkemade
Telefoon +31 (0)6 5354 0283
Email: fons-alkemade@planet.nl


En France:
Laurent Friry
88 rue d'Estienne d'Orves
F-91370 Verrières le Buisson, France
Téléphone mobile: +33 (0)607 643 621
Email: laurent.friry@gmail.com

Edited by DCapps, 27 November 2018 - 19:29.


#2 RobMk2a

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 13:33

Wil Elbers: What Shall We Do With Our Archives?


This looks like one the most important topics - It would be good to have feedback after the talk. 


Rob Pennington 

#3 Michael Ferner

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 17:19

Looking to attend, cautiously optimistic that I will be able to make it. Is there a deadline for registrations?

#4 DCapps

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 22:09

Looking to attend, cautiously optimistic that I will be able to make it. Is there a deadline for registrations?


15 March 2019 (https://www.academia...omotive_History)