The V Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019, in Watkins Glen, New York. This unique scholarly symposium focuses upon the history of international motor sport. It is a joint endeavor of the International Motor Racing Research Center located in Watkins Glen, New York, the SAH Motor Sports section of the Society of Automotive Historians, and the Vehicular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association. The Argetsinger Symposium provides an opportunity for scholars, researchers, and historical writers to present their work on topics related to the history of automotive competition. We encourage submissions from faculty, graduate students, independent researchers, and all historians of motor sport.
Continuing the Symposium’s enduring theme of The Cultural Turn Meets the First Turn, the fifth edition of the Symposium will feature the topic Writing Motor Sport History. Our Symposium keynote speaker will be Dr. John Heitmann (University of Dayton, The Automobile and American Life). Dr. Heitmann and other presenters will then participate in a panel discussion on this topic.
The Argetsinger Symposium, however, welcomes all submissions on topics relating to the history of motor sport, ranging from: sport history, cultural studies, public history, political history, the history of technology, the evolution and development of motor sport technology, institutional studies, sports geography, social history, oral history, communications studies, historiography, gender studies, and archival studies.