IV Michael Argetsinger Symposium

The IV Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium for International Motor Racing History will be held from the evening of, Thursday, 8 November to the afternoon of Saturday, 10 November 2018 at the International Motor Racing Motor Research Center (IMRRC) and Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.

The Argetsinger Symposium is sponsored and supported by the IMRRC, the International Motor Sports History Section of the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH), and the Vehicular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA).

The Argetsinger Symposium has an enduring theme, The Cultural Turn Meets the First Turn, with this year’s conference featuring a unique roundtable discussion on the issues, challenges, and overlooked aspects relating to the history of stock car racing. The roundtable will be include Dr. Scott Beekman, Dr. Dan Simone, Dr. Pat Yongue, Dr. Mark Howell, and several others including the invited guest of honor and keynote speaker, Buz McKim, the former historian at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum in Charlotte.

There is a Call for Papers that is open until Friday, 10 August 2018. Presentations of papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length. Proposed topics, a 250-300 word abstract, should be sent to the Executive Director of the IMRRC, Tom Weidemann (tom@racingarchives.org) and any questions regarding the symposium directed to H. Donald Capps (cappshd@gmail.com).

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