Archiv für Autobahn- und Straßengeschichte

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Archives for Highway and Road History
Community for scientific research and documentation

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The history of motorways and trunk roads is a special field of knowledge within the realm of history of transport, traffic and mobility. In contrast to the historiography of railways in the 19th century and the automobile in the 20th century historians, for a long time, didn't pay much attention to expand into the historiography of roads as part of the automotive transport system. Besides some monographies, especially concerning the German 'Reichsautobahn', it is rather difficult to get an overview of German and international literature of road history because it partly consists of articles published scattered in specialized journals and anthologies. Today, books about German road construction before 1933 are almost forgotten. Thus, scholars, civil engineers and the public have little knowledge of the development of modern road systems in Germany and elsewhere as well as cross-border integration of road transportation routes in Europe.

In July 2014 our scientific community for scholary research and documentation has set out to fill the gap with the foundation of the

»Archives for Highway and Road History«

(Archiv für Autobahn- und Strassengeschichte).

Privately funded and not related to universities or institutes, we see ourself as a voluntary 'institution for memory'. Our goal is to provide a significant contribution to the history of german-european motorways. Reports, pieces, essays, book reviews, commented pictures, glossary and historic calendar are presented open access on our internet platform. We own three internet adresses:

www.strassengeschichte.de
www.autobahngeschichte.com
www.autobahnarchiv.com

Search on our platform can easely be done by the feature "quick research", using simple target words (some English, mostly German).

We correspond with national and international scientists and will continue to expand our network. All historians of modern road history are invited to participate, provided they accept and respect the principles of the scientific community. Inquiries of scholars are welcome. We will assist to help as far as our archives can provide sound information and copy rights are available. Expenses of copies and postage get charged.

We want to keep alive the memory of modern road planning, building and use to make scholars, civil engineers and the public better understand the step-by-step development in the past, but also the emergence of disruptive elements, especially in Germany.

Contacts:
Reiner Ruppmann, redaktion@autobahngeschichte.com
Helmut Schneider, korrespondenz@strassengeschichte.de

This presence is registered Clio online - a central Internet gateway for historical scholarship in teaching and research.


Die Interessengemeinschaft ist bemüht, die Urheberschaft von Abbildungen, Fotos, Texten und anderem im Webauftritt verwendeten Quellenmaterial festzustellen, um sie der Publikation zuzuordnen. Sollten dennoch Rechte Dritter nicht beachtet worden sein, erfolgte dies ohne Vorsatz und trotz sorgfältiger Recherche. Die Interessengemeinschaft bittet um eine umgehende und direkte Benachrichtigung, damit die Beeinträchtigung beseitigt und die betreffende Stelle im Webauftritt korrigiert werden kann. Jeder andere Weg ist ungeeignet, die vermeintliche Verletzung von Urheberrechten schnellstmöglich zu beseitigen und führt nur zu unnötigen Rechtsstreiten und Kosten. Beide betroffene Seiten, die Interessengemeinschaft als mutmaßlicher Rechteverletzer und der vermeintliche Rechteinhaber bzw. -wahrer, sind zur Minderung eines eventuell bestehenden oder drohenden Schadens verpflichtet. Deshalb wird die Kostennote einer anwaltlichen Abmahnung ohne vorhergehende Kontaktaufnahme stets als unbegründet zurückgewiesen.


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Conception, Programming, Administration: H. Schneider, Naumburg (Saale)
Wissenschaftliche Betreuung: Dr. Dr. R. Ruppmann, Bad Homburg v.d.H.
Fotos: Fundus by historical and scientific interest group »Archives for Highway and Road History«