ICOHTEC Prize for Young Scholars announcement

The ICOHTEC Prize is sponsored by the Juanelo Turriano Foundation and consists of 3,000 Euros. ICOHTEC, the International Committee for the History of Technology, is interested in the history of technology studies focusing on the 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 and all populated areas. In addition, there is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches. Eligible are original works in any of the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish) in the history of technology (published or unpublished Ph. D. theses, monographs  — no articles) written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are not older than 37 years. For the ICOHTEC Prize 2009, please, send three copies of the work you want to submit and a summary of 4500 words in English to the ICOHTEC Secretary General, Professor Timo Myllyntaus, School of History, Kaivokatu 12, 20 014 University of Turku, Finland, by 31 December 2008.

If the work is a PhD thesis, it should have been accepted by your university in 2007 or 2008; if it is a published work, the year of publication should be 2007 or 2008. The submission should be accompanied by a CV and, if applicable, a list of publications. Applicants are free to add references or reviews on the work submitted.

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 and has its membership base 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 and venues are spread round the world. Next year’s meeting “Ideas and Instruments in Social Context” will take place in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the 23rd International Congress of History of Science and Technology, 26-31 July 2009. ICON is the organisation’s journal containing scholarly articles. Current issues are reported in the Newsletter, which also contains country reports on the history of technology and bibliographical surveys. Further information is available at the homepage: http://www.icohtec.org/

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