[SIGCIS-Members] FW: [Shotnews] SHOT International Scholar Program - EXTENDED Deadline

Thomas Haigh thaigh at computer.org
Mon May 24 20:47:01 PDT 2010

See below for the call.

This is a good program -- as I understand it the SHOT international scholars
have a good chance of receiving travel money to come to SHOT, and of course
something to boast about on their resumes. I knew a French scholar who was
chosen back in the 1990s, but I think from the description that Western
Europe is now excluded. I assume all of Asia, Eastern Europe and South
America are "under represented" and so eligible.

I don't remember any historians of computing taking part in this program, so
it would be great to see a few SIGCIS people represented.


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SHOT International Scholar Program
2010 Call for Nominees

Extended Deadline: 2 July 2010

Each year the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) selects up to
four International Scholars for a two-year term. International Scholars
receive a regular SHOT membership at no cost during their appointment and a
subscription to the journal Technology and Culture.  International Scholars
also receive the highest priority when applying for travel funding to attend
the SHOT annual meeting.

Applicants must reside and work in underrepresented countries -- meaning
outside of the U.S. and Western Europe -- at the time of their selection.
The program accepts applications from graduate students up through senior

International Scholars act as ambassadors for the Society in their countries
and regions, both by informing the Society about the state and developments
of the history of technology in their regions, and by helping to disseminate
information about the Society and its activities.  To inform the SHOT
community about these matters, elected International Scholars to write at
least one report for either the SHOT Newsletter or website.

At each annual meeting, SHOT hosts a special gathering to welcome current
International Scholars, introduce them to SHOT officers, and discuss the
intellectual dimensions of the field that pertain to international research.

How to apply

To apply to the SHOT International Scholar Program, please send a copy of
your CV and a letter to EACH member of the committee listed below AND to the
SHOT secretary
(shot at virginia.edu). The letter should include:

* why you would like to be an International Scholar,
* how you plan to advance the mission of the International Scholar Program
(see http://www.historyoftechnology.org/international_scholars.html)
* the current state of history of technology research in your home
country and your home institution, and
* how your research will enrich existing knowledge in the field.

2010 International Outreach Committee
1. Harro Maat (Harro.Maat at wur.nl)
2. Jin Hee Park (park0227 at dongguk.edu)
3. Chandra Bhimull (cbhimull at colby.edu)
4. Dagmara Jajesniak-Quast (dagmara.jajesniak-quast at uni-erfurt.de)
5. Jahnavi Phalkey (j.phalkey at imperial.ac.uk)
6. Antonio Pérez Yuste (antonio.perez at upm.es

!! Extended deadline for nominations: 2 July 2010!!

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair
of the International Outreach Committee, Harro Maat (Harro.Maat at wur.nl), or
the SHOT Secretary, Bernie Carlson (SHOTsecy at virginia.edu).

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