[Humanist] 26.461 history of technology prize

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 461.
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        Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:31:16 -0500
        From: Andrew Butrica <abutrica at EARTHLINK.NET>
        Subject: Maurice Daumas Prize 2013

ICOHTEC:  The International Committee for the History of Technology

Call for Articles


The International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC, welcomes
sub­missions for its new article prize, the Maurice Daumas Prize, which
aims to encourage innovative and superbly written research in the history of
technology. ICOHTEC is interested in the history of technology focusing on
technological development as well as its relationship to science, society,
economy, culture and the environment. The history of technology covers all
periods of human history. There is no limitation as to theoretical or
methodological approaches.

The Maurice Daumas Prize will be awarded to the best article submitted on
the history of technology and published in a journal or edited volume in
2011 or 2012. Submissions are welcomed from junior and senior scholars of
any country, and their focus can be the technological past of any part of
the world.

Eligible for the prize are original articles published in any of the
official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish). If
the language of publication is not English, applicants should include a
three-page English summary.

For the Maurice Daumas Prize 2013, please send your submission to each of
the four Prize Committee members. Your submissions must be postmarked no
later than 23 January 2013.

The submission should be accompanied by a CV and, if applicable, a list of
publications. Applicants are free to add references or reviews of the work
submitted. The winner will be contacted in mid-early June 2013.

The prize will be awarded at our 40th Symposium, 22–28 July 2013 in
Manchester, United Kingdom. The winner will receive a cash prize of Euro 500
as well as a travel grant of Euro 300 (if needed) to attend the ICOHTEC
Symposium of 20123.  . Additionally, the ICOHTEC Symposium will feature a
special panel organized around the winning article.

Send a complete application by regular mail or electronically as a pdf-file
attach­ment to each of the following Article Prize Committee members:

Andrew Butrica, Dr.,Chair
Email: <mailto:abutrica at earthlink.net>abutrica at earthlink.net
Research Historians History Group
Apt. 913-South
5225 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

Martina Hessler,
Email: <mailto:mhessler at hsu-hh.de>mhessler at hsu-hh.de
Department of History
Helmut Schmidt University
Holstenhofweg 85
D-22039 Hamburg

Pierre Lamard,
Email: <mailto:pierre.lamard at utbm.fr>pierre.lamard at utbm.fr
Laboratoire RECITS
L’Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM)
F-90010 Belfort CEDEX

Susan Schmidt Horning,
Prof.                                   Email:
<file:///../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/PB1WQWML/Documents%20and%20Settings/D.%20v.%20Lente/Local%20Settings/Temp/schmidts@stjohns.edu>schmidts at stjohns.edu
Department of History
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesUniversity
St. John Hall, Room 244N
Queens Campus
8000 Utopia Parkway,
 Queens, NY 11439 USA

* * *

MAURICE DAUMAS (1910 - 1984) – The French Trailblazer

The history of technology would never have become a prominent field of
historical research without energetic pathbreakers. Maurice Daumas was one
of them. His broad scientific production includes an early work work, Les
instruments scientifiques aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, which garnered a
good reputation and also appeared in English translation. During the years
1962–1978, he edited a highly valued history of technology, Histoire
générale des techniques, 5 volumes, which has been translated into English
and Spanish and used as a textbook in various countries. In France, Daumas
was also the pioneer of industrial archaeology. Daumas was a major promoter
of the history of technology as a discipline, and he contributed to several
societies, journals and conferences. He was also the first secretary general
of ICOHTEC and the host of its symposium at Pont-à-Mousson in 1970.

For further information:

ICOHTEC:  The International Committee for the History of Technology

ICOHTEC –  A Scholarly Forum and Global Organiser

ICOHTEC, founded in Paris in 1968, is a
Scientific Section within the Division of the History of Science and
Technology of the International Union of the History and Philo­sophy of
Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST). It is a leading international
organi­sation in the history of technology. Its membership base is mainly
in Europe, but also in the Americas, East Asia, India and Australia.

Research activities in which ICOHTEC members co-operate are on a comparative
national basis, stressing aspects of co-operation between various nations,
regions or institutions.

ICOHTEC holds annual symposia at sites spread around the world. Next year’s
meeting “Technology, the Arts and Industrial Culture” will take place in
BarcelonaManchester, Spain England from 10 to 14 August 2012 22 to 28 July

ICON is ICOHTEC’s journal and contains scholarly articles and reviews.
Other items of interest to members are reported in the Newsletter, which
also provides country reports on the history of technology and
bibliographical surveys. Further information is available at ICOHTEC’s
homepage: http://www.icohtec.org/ http://www.icohtec.org/.

Should you wish to join ICOHTEC, please visit our website, fill in the
membership form and return it to the address provided at:

For more information, please contact Timo Myllyntaus, ICOHTEC Secretary
General, at timmyl at utu.fitimmyl@utu.fi.

Andrew J. Butrica, Ph.D.Research Historian

Voice: (301) 656-3486
Fax: (301) 656-3486 (please call first)
E-mail: abutrica at earthlink.net

"Il faut cultiver nôtre jardin."
Voltaire, Candide.

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