[Humanist] 28.815 computer history book prize call

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 815.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:30:18 +0100
        From: david nofre <d.nofre at gmail.com>
        Subject: Computer History Museum Prize 2015 - Call for Submissions
        In-Reply-To: <55004426.8040406 at gmail.com>

Dear all,

We would appreciate it if you could help us to spread the word:

The 2015 call for submissions for our Computer History Museum book prize
is online at http://sigcis.org/chmprize and pasted below.

Remember that there is a three year window. This window this year is for
books with first publication in English in 2012, 2013, or 2014.

All the best,

David Nofre


*Computer History Museum Prize **
The Computer History Museum Prize is awarded to the author of an
outstanding book in the history of computing broadly conceived,
published during the prior three years. The prize of $1,000 is awarded
by SIGCIS, the Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and
Society. SIGCIS is part of the Society for the History of Technology.

In 2012 the prize was endowed in perpetuity through a generous bequest
from the estate of Paul Baran, a legendary computer innovator and
entrepreneur best known for his work to develop and promote the packet
switching approach on which modern networks are built. Baran was a
longtime supporter of work on the history of information technology and
named the prize to celebrate the contributions of the Computer History
Museum to that field.

*2015 Call for Submissions *

Books published in 2012, 2013, and 2014 are eligible for the 2015 award.
Books in translation are eligible for three years following the date of
their publication in English. Publishers, authors, and other interested
members of the computer history community are invited to nominate books.
Send one copy of the nominated title to each of the committee members
listed below. To be considered, book submissions must be postmarked by
May 15, 2015.

For more information, please contact Prof. Joseph November, the 2015
prize committee chair, at november at sc.edu

Current information about the prize, including the most recent call and
a list of previous winners, may always be found at

*2015 Prize Committee Members*

* David Nofre
Kleyn Proffijtlaan 47
Oegstgeest 2343DB
The Netherlands

* Joseph A. November (2015 Chair)
Associate Professor and McCausland Fellow
Department of History
University of South Carolina
817 Henderson Street
Gambrell Hall, Room 245
Columbia, SC 29208 USA

* Joy Rankin
27 Wheeler St. #323
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

*Previous Winners *

2009: Christophe Lécuyer, /Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the
Growth of High Tech, 1930-197/0 (MIT Press, 2006)
2010: Atsushi Akera, /Calculating a Natural World: Scientists,
Engineers, and Computers During the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research/ (MIT
Press, 2007)
2011: Paul N. Edwards, /A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data,
and the Politics of Global Warming/ (MIT Press, 2010)
2012: Eden Medina, /Cybernetic Revolutionaries:Technology and Politics
in Allende's Chile/ (MIT Press, 2011)
2013: Joseph A. November, /Biomedical Computing: Digitizing Life in the
United States/ (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
2014: Janet Abbate,/Recoding Gender: Women's Changing Participation in
Computing/ (MIT Press, 2012)

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