A group of students at UC Berkeley have organized an informal transportation history group. They meet to discuss articles, and this year are sponsoring a couple of lectures. SJSU students would be welcome to join in.
Professor Asha Weinstein
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
San José State University
One Washington Square,
San Jose, CA 95192-0185
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We would like to invite participants from a variety of disciplines who are
engaged with or interested in research involving transportation history to join
this discussion and reading group. Our general goals are to understand the
relevance of transportation history to current policies and trends, to
highlight international perspectives, and to explore a variety of theoretical
and methodological approaches.
The first meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 pm at
Aaron Golub's house: 2228 Parker Street - between Ellsworth and Fulton on
Parker. It's a little cottage house, next to a church, and behind 2226 Parker
The topic of discussion will be: "Narrating Transportation History: Deciding
What's Important and What Isn't".
We will be reading an article by Stephen B. Goddard, "The Road to Now" (1997).
We will also be developing a schedule and goals for the year.
RSVP to Louise Nelson Dyble, alnelson@..., and the article
will be sent to you via email. The article is short and can be quite easily
read before the meeting.
Coming Up: The group will be sponsoring two exciting speakers at Berkeley this
year, thanks for new funding from the UCTC and the Townsend Center for the
Humanities. Gijs Mom, of the Foundation for the History of Technology at
Eindhoven University in the Netherlands, will be lecturing on the topic of
"Mobility History: Towards a New Paradigm in the History of Transport" on
October 15. Clay McShane, author of _Down the Asphalt Path_ (1994) will be
speaking in March.
For more information, please contact Louise Nelson Dyble,
alnelson@... (510)527-6584 or Jonathan Mason,