News & events
The AHRC-funded series of three workshops, organized by Colin Divall along with Prof. Julian Hine of the University of Ulster and Prof. Colin Pooley of Lancaster University, on 'Mobility Cultures: Making a Usable Past for Transport Policy' has now finished. The workshops brought together transport historians and scholars in transport studies together with journalists and professionals from the transport industries, policy and consultancy. The papers from the first workshop, Marketing Im/Mobilty, are now available.
An additional workshop was held at the National Railway Museum in September 2012. A collection of papers from the series is now being prepared for publication.
Colin Divall's keynote address on globalization, history and the future of mobility, given to the Association of Business Historians' annual meeting in York in July 2010, has been published in the July 2012 issue of Business History. A webcam of the talk is available.
The AHRC-funded project on the commercial cultures of Britain's railways has now concluded. The project, which started in November 2008, analyses the ways in which the railways developed marketing, advertising and branding to encourage the consumption of railway travel in three critical periods in their history - the late Victorian period, when third-class travel became widespread, the inter-war years, when the railways faced increasingly stiff road competition, and the 1960s and 1970s when the motorway network brought a further intensification of road competition. The project will result in a major exhibition at the National Railway Museum from late 2012. A free i-phone app based on the research is now available for travellers on East Coast mainline services.
Applications for the Bob Hunt Bursary for 2012-13, funded by Mrs Margaret Hunt in memory of her husband, are now open. The bursary is for £2000, preference being given to an IRS&TH research student working on either the Great Western or Midland Railways.
The Historical Model Railway Society funds a number of bursaries for IRS&TH students. These awards, which are given by the Society on the advice of the Institute, are of varying values of up to £1000 each. For further information, please contact the programme co-ordinator for the course in which you are interested.
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The programme of2012-13 Research Workshops is now available.
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