Maurice Daumas Prize (ICOHTEC) - History of Technology - Deadline: Jan. 24, 2011

ICOHTEC, The International Committee for the History of Technology, welcomes sub¬missions for its new article prize, Maurice Daumas Prize. ICOHTEC is interested in the history of technology focusing on technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment. The history of technology covers all periods of human history. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches.
The Maurice Daumas Prize will be awarded to the best article on the history of technology and published in a journal or edited volume in 2009 or 2010. Submissions are welcomed from junior and senior scholars of any country, and they can focus to study the technological past of any part of the world.
Original published articles in any of the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish) are eligible. If the language of publication is not English, applicants should include a three-page English summary.
For the 2011 Maurice Daumas Prize, please send your submission to each of the four Prize Committee members (below). Your submissions must be postmarked not later than 24 January 2011.
The submission should be accompanied by a CV and, if applicable, a list of publications. Applicants are free to add references or reviews on the work submitted. The winner will be contacted in mid-June 2011.
The prize will be awarded at our 38th Symposium, 2–7 August 2011 in Glasgow, UK. The winner will receive a money prize worth of Euro 500 as well as travel grant of Euro 300 (if needed) to attend the ICOHTEC Symposium of 2011.
Send a complete application by regular mail services or electronically as a pdf-file attachment to each of the following Article Prize Committee members:

Anna Storm, Postdoctoral researcher, Chair
Centre for Baltic and East European Studies
Södertörn University
SE-141 89 Huddinge/Stockholm

Colin Divall, Prof.
Department of History
University of York
York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

Martina Hessler, Prof.
Department of History
Helmut Schmidt University
Holstenhofweg 85
D-22039 Hamburg

Pierre Lamard, Prof.
Laboratoire RECITS
L’Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM)
F-90010 Belfort CEDEX

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MAURICE DAUMAS (1910 - 1984) – The French Trailblazer

The history of technology would never have become a prominent field of historical research without energetic path breakers. Maurice Daumas was one of them. His broad scientific production include an early work Les Instruments Scientifiques aus XVIIe et XVIIIe Siècles, which gained good reputation and was also published as an English translation. During years 1962–1978, he edited a highly valued history of technology Histoire Générale des Techniques, 5 volumes, which has been translated into English and Spanish and used as a textbook in various countries. In France, Daumas was also the pioneer of industrial archaeology. Daumas put great efforts to promote the history of technology as a discipline, and he contributed to several societies, journals and conferences. He was also the first secretary general of ICOHTEC and the host of its symposium at Pont-a-Mousson in 1970.