$0 – $199

The Joy of Motoring - 4th Automotive Historians Australia Conference

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

RMIT

Design Hub (Building 100)

Corner Swanston Street and Victoria Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description


2019 Conference Logo

Following on from the highly successful 2018 conference: Autopia, get ready for the 4th annual conference of Automotive Historians Australia (AHA) this October! This year contributions derive from the experience of owning, racing, designing, restoring or building an automobile (or motorcycle), experiences that often rely on tacit knowledge accrued over a long period of time which remains hidden and is never recorded. With its combination of academic, enthusiast and social gatherings centring around Melbourne, this is one event not to be missed.

Best of all, AHA members and students qualify for a range of discounts to gain access to this exciting conference. Existing AHA members who pay to attend the full conference program (2 day tickets) will be renewed up until the end of the 2020 financial year. Saturday is enthusiast day, where AHA members can attend for FREE.

If you're not a member and you want to join AHA prior to the conference to qualify for these discounts, click below and follow the prompts prior to purchasing your conference tickets on this site. Discount codes will be emailed in your membership confirmation.




Hosted by the RMIT Design Archives and School of Design the exciting conference program includes:




Conference paper sessions, enthusiast presentations, and AHA Annual General Meeting 18th-19th October


Third Ron Tauranac Lecture: H. Donald Capps (Director of the Society of Automotive Historians, USA), 18th October


Joan Richmond Cocktail Party, RMIT Design Archives, on the night of the 18th October


Fisherman's Bend tour by Norm Darwin, 19th October


Conference dinner, on the night of the 19th October





The 4th annual conference of Automotive Historians Australia theme is set as 'The Joy of Motoring’. This theme is inspired by one of the 20th century’s most celebrated motorists, Mr Toad of Wind in the Willows, whose uninhibited and reckless enthusiasm for motoring at high speed encapsulated that century’s enthusiasm for automobility. With this in mind we have invited both formal academic papers and less formal presentations in any format which reflect generally on motoring and automotive culture. We particularly sought contributions that derive from the experience of owning, racing, designing, restoring or building an automobile (or motorcycle), experiences that often rely on tacit knowledge accrued over a long period of time which remains hidden and is never recorded. Similarly, experiences of rallying, time trials, long-distance road trips, the open road were welcomed. Bringing this knowledge to the fore is an ambition of the conference and the experiences and knowledge of women in this space was particularly encouraged.


Body 2


We look forward to a range of exciting papers from local and international speakers, reflecting on the past, and projecting what the future for automotive may hold. Download the call for papers below.




AHA 2016


Come and rub shoulders with academic and automotive industry insiders at the Joan Richmond Cocktail Party (the conference opening drinks, named in honour of pioneering, early female racing drivers); tour the historic sites of Fishermans Bend with Holden expert Norm Darwin; or attend the conference dinner for plenty of fine food, laughs and conversations.

These special events are separate bookings to conference tickets, and limited spaces are available so get in early!!

Get your membership and conference tickets today!!






Accommodation suggestions for Melbourne TBA:







The fine print:


The full conference program will be hosted on the AHA website here, closer to the conference.


Paying ticket holders will have access to catered breaks in paper sessions, and lunch, on the days for which they have registered.


Existing AHA members who pay to attend the full conference program (2 day tickets) will be renewed up until the end of the financial year 2020, effectively a discount of $50 this year.


Alternatively, members can renew their membership and attend Saturday afternoon for FREE. For this option, click on the green Tickets button Eventbrite ticket site, then select 'One day ticket' then select AHA Member FREE. Then go to Checkout and put in your contact details. THAT’S IT.


Students who are currently enrolled qualify to attend the conference paper sessions (2 day tickets), for FREE. Pick the student option, and you will need to provide student ID on registration on the first day you attend.


New AHA members qualify for a conference discount of AU$60 (to cover membership and joining fees) off the full conference program (2 day tickets), on purchasing tickets with the respective discount codes. New AHA members can apply their discounts using a code at the Eventbrite checkout. For new members who have not received their discount code details, email us (info@autohistoriansaustralia.org).


To join AHA prior to the conference, visit our member's portal prior to purchasing your conference tickets. Conference discount code details will be emailed to you in your membership confirmation email.



How do you apply the code?


Step 1.

Click 'get tickets' on the Eventbrite event

How to 1


Step 2.

Click 'enter promotional code' at the top of the pop up

how to 2


Step 3.

Enter the code, and click 'apply'

how to 3


Step 4.

You're good to go!







Conference conveners:


Professor Harriet Edquist and Dr Simon Lockrey from RMIT

Any other conference queries can be sent to the conveners (conference@autohistoriansaustralia.org)

logo

AHA Inc. reserves the right to refuse and refund registration to 'The Joy of Motoring - 4th Automotive Historians Australia Conference' at any time.

Banner image: RACV Archives: Charabanc, on the steps of parliament

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

RMIT

Design Hub (Building 100)

Corner Swanston Street and Victoria Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved