4th International Journal of Motorcycles Studies Conference

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Thursday, July 17, 2014
4th International Journal of Motorcycles Studies Conference
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
United States

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University of Colorado, Springs Colorado, July 17-19, 2014


The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS), the only online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to motorcycle culture, will be hosting its conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, July 17-19, 2014.

IJMS is dedicated to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms—from the experience of riding and racing to the history of the machine, the riders and design to the images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in film, advertising and literature. We welcome submissions on all areas related to the cultural phenomenon of motorcycling worldwide. This year we are seeking submissions in two areas--short films and conference presentations.

This year we have an
 IJMS Conference short films festival, with films about motorcycles and the passion they bring out for riding, traveling world-wide. This short films festival includes all genres: narrative, documentary, experimental, etc. Please contact Sheila Malone at (sheila@sheilamalone.com) for any questions.

In addition to traditional academic paper presentations, the conference also includes alternate forms, such as photographic exhibitions and multimedia presentations. Topics we've included in the past:

The motorcycle or riding in film, literature, art and music
The motorcycle as art

Motorcycle racing
Motorcycle history
The role of place/environment in motorcycling
Motorcycling and issues of safety and risk
Motorcycling and the law/legal issues

Motorcycle technology/design
Motorcycling and race, class, ethnicity, sexuality or gender
The psychology of the motorcycle, the motorcyclist and the ride

Motorcycle travel/tourism
Motorcycle rights and politics
The commodification of motorcycles, motorcycling and/or motorcyclists
Motorcycle clothing/fashion
Advertising/marketing of motorcycles, gear and motorcycle culture
Media representations of motorcycling

Other literary, anthropological, geographical, historical, sociological, political, economic/business or psychological perspectives of motorcycling culture

Basic information about IJMS and the conference can be found at http://ijms.nova.edu


Contact Information

  • Alex Ilyasova, Conference Coordinator
    Phone: (719) 255-4037
    Email: kilyasov@uccs.edu

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