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Call for Submissions: Society for the History of Technology, Ferguson Prize

Wednesday, February 27, 2019   (0 Comments)

The Eugene S. Ferguson Prize is awarded biennially by SHOT for an outstanding and original reference work that supports future scholarship in the history of technology. Submissions and nominations for the following types of reference and scholarly works and tools will be considered:

Biographical dictionaries
Critical editions of primary source materials in English
Exhibition catalogues
Guides to the field of the history of technology
Historical dictionaries and encyclopedias
Subject guides to archival repositories and library sources
Topical atlases
Translated works (into English) with substantial annotation and other scholarly apparatus

Permanent works that extend beyond the printed text, including other media, such as CDs, World Wide Web sites, and electronic databases and digital tools Works published in the four calendar years prior to the year of the award are eligible for consideration. Publication date shall be interpreted as the year in which the work to be considered first appeared (i.e., first edition, first issuance, first availability, first uploading to the WWW, etc.) All works considered must be in English.

The next Ferguson Prize will be awarded in 2019. The application deadline is April 15, 2019. For more information, contact the committee chair, Maria Portuondo,, or Jan Korsten, SHOT Secretary,

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