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June 1st, 2012

Envirotech Travel Award

The SHOT Special Interest Group Envirotech is pleased to announce a travel grant award for the 2012 SHOT conference to support scholars presenting on topics that combine the history of the environment with the history of technology.

Envirotech will offer one $400 travel grant to the 2012 SHOT meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark (October 4–7). Eligibility is restricted to those presenting a paper at the conference that addresses environmental and technological history. Those who have completed their degrees more than three years prior and are fully employed are noteligible. Preference will be given to graduate students, first-time presenters, and independent scholars. International perspectives are especially welcome. The winner will be presented with a $400 check at the conference and will be invited to attend the group’s breakfast meeting free of charge.

To apply, applicants should go to http://envirotechweb.org/2012/05/28/envirotech-travel-grant-application-shot-2012/ to download the brief application form. Completed applications, including a C.V., should be emailed to TravelGrant@envirotechweb.org and must be received by June 30, 2012.

Any questions should be emailed to Chair, Envirotech Travel Grant Committee at TravelGrant@envirotechweb.org.

About ENVIROTECH: Envirotech is a special interest group within the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) and focuses on the interrelationship of technology and nature. The group meets twice a year atthe meetings of SHOT and the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH).

Since the early 1990s, “nature and technology” have received greater attention in conference presentations, journals, and monographs by historians of technology and environmental historians. The group explores ways to investigate this intersection and support researchers in this inquiry.