Monday, May 23, 2005

Award for Student Papers in Automotive History

The Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) is devoted exclusively to the history of motor vehicles. Founded in 1969, its international membership of over 900 includes published authors, writers for major motor magazines, persons on university faculties, librarians, archivists, and directors and staff of museums and historical societies.
The primary purpose of the Society is to encourage research, preservation, recording, compilation and publication of historical facts concerning the worldwide development of the automobile and motor vehicle industry, plus closely-related subjects. The Society publishes the bimonthly SAH Journal and the Automotive History Review, published twice a year, which features articles on automotive history, most of which are based on original research.
In order to encourage research and writing efforts among university students in the area of automotive history, the Society in 2004 will confer an award for the best student paper—undergraduate or graduate. Persons submitting papers must be enrolled at educational institutions at the time of submission. This competition is international in scope, but papers must be in the English language. Papers already published or scheduled for publication will not be accepted.
Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, and should be double-spaced. An abstract is requested. Submissions should emphasize in-depth research, with adequate citations of the sources utilized. Originality of ideas and of content are important. Diagrams, graphs or photographs may be included. An original and four copies must be submitted.
Possible subjects include but are not limited to historical aspects of automobile companies and their leaders, regulation of the auto industry, financial and economic aspects of the industry, highway development, environmental matters, and automotive marketing, design, engineering and safety.
Submissions will be judged using the criteria of research, organization, writing style and documentation. A cover letter should be included stating the student’s address, school, program, advisor, and stage in studies (undergraduate or graduate). Submissions must be postmarked by June 1, 2005. All papers submitted will be acknowledged.
Winning papers will be published in the Society’s Automotive History Review. Winners will be notified in August, 2005. Each award will consist of a plaque and a cash prize of $500.00.
Sinclair Powell Chair, Student Paper Award Committee 8 Ruthven Place Ann Arbor, MI, 48104-2612 Tel: 734-769-1188 Fax: 734-769-2858 Email:
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