[SIGCIS-Members] Computer History Museum Prize Nominations - Due: April 30

Jason Gallo jagallo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 12:05:19 PDT 2018

The Computer History Museum Prize is awarded to the author of an
outstanding book in the history of computing broadly conceived, published
during the prior three years. The prize of $1,000 is awarded by SIGCIS, the
Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society. SIGCIS is
part of the Society for the History of Technology.

In 2012 the prize was endowed in perpetuity through a generous bequest from
the estate of Paul Baran, a legendary computer innovator and entrepreneur
best known for his work to develop and promote the packet switching
approach on which modern networks are built. Baran was a longtime supporter
of work on the history of information technology and named the prize to
celebrate the contributions of the Computer History Museum to that field.

*2018 Call for Submission*

Books published in 2015-2017 are eligible for the 2018 award. Books in
translation are eligible for three years following the date of their
publication in English. Publishers, authors, and other interested members
of the computer history community are invited to nominate books. Please
note that books nominated in previous years may be nominated again,
provided they have been published in the timeframes specified above. Send
one copy of the nominated title to each of the committee members listed
below, with a postmark no later than *April 30, 2018.* For more
information, please contact Andrew Russell <arussell at arussell.org>, SIGCIS
Chair. Current information about the prize, including the most recent call
and a list of previous winners, always may be found at

*2018 Prize Committee Members*

   - Hallam Stevens (2018 Chair)
   School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University
   14 Nanyang Drive #05-07
   Singapore 637332

   - Janet Abbate
   Dept. of Science, Technology and Society
   Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center
   7054 Haycock Road
   Falls Church, VA 22043

   - Rebecca Slayton
   Department of Science & Technology Studies
   Morrill 320
   Cornell University
   Ithaca, NY 14853
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