[SIGCIS-Members] ACM History Committee fellowships awarded

tmisa at umn.edu tmisa at umn.edu
Fri Jun 19 13:35:32 PDT 2009

Dear SIGCIS colleagues, 

The Association for Computer Machinery's History Committee is delighted to
announce the two winners of its inaugural short-term fellowship in ACM

Irina Nikiforova, a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech's School of History,
Technology and Society, for her dissertation project entitled "ACM, Turing
Prize Scientists, and their Web of Affiliations." Nikiforova will examine
archival materials held at Stanford University, the University of Michigan,
and the Charles Babbage Institute as well as online ACM materials
concerning the Turing Award.

Bernard Geoghegan, a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University and Bauhaus
University--Weimar, for a specific project on "Staging the ACM Chess
Championships" which will draw on archival materials presently in private
hands. Geoghegan plans a journal article from this research as well as a
museum exhibit.

Each fellow will receive $2500 to support their project, which can be used
for travel or other research expenses. An announcement of this year's
(past) fellowship can be found at
<http://history.acm.org/content.php?do=fellowship>. The ACM History
Committee hopes to sponsor another round of fellowship support next year as

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