IEEE Life Members’ Prize in Electrical History

This is the annual call for submissions for SHOT’s IEEE Life Member’s Prize in Electrical History.

If you or someone you know has published a deserving article in 2008 dealing with any aspect of the history of electricity, electronics, telecommunications, or any other electrically-related field — please consider nominating it for the IEEE Prize.


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Life Members’ Prize in Electrical History, supported by the IEEE Life
Members’ Fund and administered by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), is awarded annually to the best paper in the
history of electrotechnology –power, electronics, telecommunications, and computer science –published during the preceding year. Any
article published in a learned periodical is eligible if it treats the art or engineering aspects of electrotechnology and its practitioners.
The article must be written in English, although the journal or periodical in which it appears may be a foreign language publication.
The prize consists of a cash award of $500 and a certificate. To nominate an article, please send a copy (paper or electronic) of the
article to each member of the prize committee. Deadline for the 2008 prize is April 15, 2009.

For more information, please contact the committee chair.

Robert MacDougall (committee chair)
Department of History
University of Western Ontario
Social Science Centre 4328
London, Ontario N6A 5C2

Susan Schmidt Horning
Department of History
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439

Andrew J. Butrica
P.O. Box 30223
Bethesda, MD 20824-0223