PRIZE: Richard Scharchburg Student Paper Award 2012, Automotive HistoryPublicado: 22.05.2012
THE SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORIANS
RICHARD SCHARCHBURG STUDENT PAPER AWARD, 2012
In order to encourage research and writing effort among university
students in the area of automotive history, the Society confers its
annual award for the best student paper in the auto history field. The
award is named for Richard Scharchburg, the late Professor of History
at Kettering University, eminent automotive historian, and past
president of the Society of Automotive Historians. Persons submitting
papers must be enrolled at educational institutions (upper-class
undergraduate or graduate level) 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. Judging criteria include
clear statement of purpose and testable hypothesis, accuracy and
thoroughness of research, originality of the research, documentation,
quality and extent of bibliographic resources, and writing style.
Diagrams, graphs, or photographs may be included. Submissions are to
be electronic, in Word 1997-2003 format or pdf files only, to the
e-mail address below.
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, the social
effects of the automobile, highway development, environmental matters,
and automotive marketing, design, engineering and safety.
A cover letter should be included stating the student’s address,
school, program, advisor, and stage in studies. The student should
indicate how the paper submitted will relate to his or her
professional future. Submissions must e-mail dated by June 11, 2012.
All papers submitted will be acknowledged.
Upon recommendation of the judges, the winning paper will considered
for publication in the Society’s Automotive History Review. The
award consists of a plaque and a cash prize of $500.00.
Submissions should be sent to:
"The modern motor car represents an astonishing feat of human
ingenuity. Consider the number of them out on the roads and the
extraordinarily few accidents due to any fault in the vehicle itself.
If we were one half as clever in the matters that lie far outside
machinery as we are about machinery itself, what people we should be
and what a world we should leave our children. If life were only an
internal combustion engine." — J.B. Priestley, English Journey
John Heitmann jheitmann1 @ udayton.edu