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October 29th, 2019

Society for the History of Technology Award and Fellowship Winners 2019

SHOT is pleased to announce the 2019 Award and Fellowship winners. The prizes were officially announced at the Awards Banquet at the SHOT Annual Meeting in Milan (Italy) on Saturday 26 October 2019.  available.You can download the program booklet here.

Leonardo da Vinci Medal:
Francesca Bray (The University of Edinburgh)

Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship:
Samaa Elimam, Harvard University
For “On Site: Engineering, Empire, and the Geography of the Nile Valley”

Brooke Hindle Post-doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Joppan George, Princeton University / International Institute for Asian Studies at Leiden University
For “Airborne Colony: Culture and Politics of Aviation in India”

NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology
Dana Burton, The George Washington University
For “Tracing Harmful Contamination in NASA’s Search for Life on Mars”

Bernard S. Finn IEEE History Prize
Thomas Haigh, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee & Siegen University), and Mark Priestley
For “Colossus and Programmability,” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 40/4 (October-December 2018): 5-30

Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits
Leiria Museum (Leiria, Portugal)
For “Plasticity – a History of Plastics in Portugal (Plasticidade – uma História dos Plásticos em Portugal)”

Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prize
Yuan Yi, Columbia University
For “Custom-Made Machines in the Era of Mass Production”

Sally Hacker Prize
Meredith Broussard, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University
For Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World (The MIT Press, 2018)

Sidney M. Edelstein Prize
Pamela O. Long
For Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

Abbott Payson Usher Prize
Eden Medina, Indiana University Bloomington
For “Forensic Identification in the Aftermath of Human Rights Crimes in Chile: A Decentered Computer History,” Technology and Culture 59:4 Supplement (2018), S100-S133

Eugene S. Ferguson Prize
The Making and Knowing Project and its Founding Director, Pamela H. Smith
For The Making and Knowing Project digital edition of the technical manuscript BnF Ms. Fr. 640, and the project’s website: https://www.makingandknowing.org/

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