Call for Submissions, Computer History Museum Prize

2013 Call for Submissions, Computer History Museum Prize

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.

2013 Call for Submissions

Books published in 2010-2012 are eligible for the 2013 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. Send one copy of the nominated title to each of the committee
members listed below. To be considered, book submissions must be
postmarked by 30 April 2013. For more information, please contact the
prize committee chair. Current information about the prize, including
the most recent call and a list of previous winners, may always be
found at

2013 Prize Committee Members

Rebecca Slayton (chair): Lecturer in Public Polic, Stanford
University, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6055.

David Nofre: Research Affiliate, Centre d'Estudis d'Història de la
Ciència at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Send books to him at
Kleyn Proffijtlaan 47, 2343DB Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Jonathan Coopersmith: Associate Professor Department of History, Texas
A&M University College Station, TX 77843-4326

Previous Winners

2009: Christophe Lécuyer, Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the
Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970 (MIT Press, 2006)
2010: Atsushi Akera, Calculating a Natural World: Scientists,
Engineers, and Computers During the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research
(MIT Press, 2007)
2011: Paul N. Edwards, A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data,
and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2010).
2012: Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics
in Allende's Chile (MIT Press, 2011).