We’re having another academic symposium on the history of carriages and driving! This will be our third; the first was in 2008 and the second in 2010.

More than a dozen European and North American scholars and (we anticipate) hundreds of participants will gather in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, from January 11 through 15 to hear fourteen fascinating lectures, meet old friends and make new ones, enjoy several social actitivities (including a party to celebrate the CAA’s fiftieth anniversary), and tour Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, including the various trade shops.

To see a brief recap of the 2010 symposium, click on “CAA / CWF Symposia” under “blog topics” on the right of this page.

I’ve just finished designing (and have sent off to be printed) the brochure for the upcoming symposium. If you’re a current CAA member, you’ll get one in the mail. If you’re not a member but would like to learn more, look for the details in the Calendar of Events at the CAA website or contact the CAA office, and we’ll send you a brochure.

If you’re at all interested in studying the history of carriages and driving, you won’t want to miss this!