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The Leonardo da Vinci Medal

SHOT Leonardo da Vinci MedalThe highest recognition from the Society for the History of Technology is the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the history of technology, through research, teaching, publications, and other activities. Andras Beck (formerly of the Hungarian Academy of Arts) designed the medal, the face of which shows Leonardo's head modeled after the artist's self-portrait. The reverse design shows (in the words of the sculptor) "the basic sources of energy: water, wind, and fire." The prize consists of a medal and a certificate.

SHOT invites members to nominate candidates for the DaVinci Medal. To put forward a person's name for consideration for the 2017 award, please send a letter of nomination, describing the person's outstanding contributions to the history of technology, to DaVinci Medal Committee chair Francesca Bray by April 15, 2017. (below right, 2014 Leonardo da Vinci Medal recipient Pamela O. Long, with Bruce Seely).

For more information, please contact the committee chair or David Lucsko, SHOT Secretary, shotsec@auburn.edu.

Wiebe Bijker

 

2017 da Vinci Medal Committee

Chandra Bhimull
chandra.bhimull@colby.edu
W. Patrick McCray
pmccray@history.ucsb.edu
Francesca Bray (Chair)
francesca.bray@ed.ac.uk
Natalia Nikiforova
blondarama@gmail.com
Joe Corn
joecorn@stanford.edu
Jenny L. Smith
jenny.smith@hsoc.gatech.edu
Matthew Eisler
matthew.nicholas.eisler@gmail.com
Guillaume de Syon
guillaume.desyon@fandm.edu
Mike Geselowitz
m.geselowitz@ieee.org
      
Ksenia Tatarchenko
kt53@nyu.edu
Matthew Hersch
matthew.hersch@gmail.com
E. Prasad Venugopal
venugoep@udmercy.edu
Prakash Kumar
puk15@psu.edu


Recipients of the da Vinci Medal

2016 Ronald R. Kline
2015 Johan Schot
2014 Pamela O. Long
2013 Rosalind H. Williams
2012 Wiebe Bijker
2011 John M. Staudenmaier
2010 Svante Lindqvist
2009 Susan J. Douglas
2008 Joel Tarr
2007 David A. Hounshell
2006 Eric H. Robinson
2005 David Nye
2004 David Landes
2003 Bart Hacker
2002 Leo Marx
2001 Robert C. Post
2000 Silvio A. Bedini
1999 no award
1998 Walter G. Vincenti
1997 Ruth Schwartz Cowan
1996 Nathan Rosenberg
1995 Bruce Sinclair
1994 Merritt Roe Smith
1993 W. David Lewis
1992 Otto Mayr
1991 Carroll W. Pursell
1990 Edwin Layton, Jr.
1989 R. Angus Buchanan
1988 Sidney M. Edelstein
1987 Robert P. Multhauf
1986 Hugh G. J. Aitken
1985 Thomas P. Hughes
1984 Brooke Hindle
1983 Louis C. Hunter
1982 no award
1981 Donald S. L. Cardwell
1980 John B. Rae
1979 John U. Nef
1978 Torsten Althin
1977 Eugene S. Ferguson
1976 Derek J. deSolla Price
1975 Friedrick Klemm
1974 Bern Dibner
1973 Carl Condit
1972 Ladislo Reti
1971 A. G. Drachmann
1970 Bertrand Gille
1969 Lewis Mumford
1968 Joseph Needham
1967 Melvin Kranzberg
1966 Cyril Stanley Smith
1965 Maurice Daumas
1964 Lynn T. White, Jr.
1963 Abbott Payson Usher
1962 R. J. Forbes

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