Women in Technological History a SHOT Special Interest Group Travel Award 2013

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Women in Technological History
a SHOT Special Interest Group

WITH TRAVEL AWARD – A Call for “New Voices” in Technological History
The SHOT Special Interest Group Women in Technological History [WITH] announces its travel award for 2013. The purpose of the award is to encourage participation of “new voices” at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology [SHOT]. WITH invites applications from scholars presenting topics or perspectives underrepresented in SHOT as well as from individuals who can contribute to the annual meeting’s geographic and cultural diversity.

The SHOT 2013 meeting will be held in Portland, Maine, October 10-13, 2013. For meeting details, see http://www.historyoftechnology.org/annual_meeting.html.

Eligibility for the WITH Travel Award is open to individuals whose papers have been formally accepted for presentation at the SHOT annual meeting. Applicants should include a copy of the message received from the SHOT Program Committee confirming the acceptance of their paper proposal. Priorities for the WITH award will go to: (1) a scholar or graduate student new to SHOT belonging to a group underrepresented in SHOT, whose paper addresses issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or difference in the history of technology; (2) a non-US, non-Western graduate student or scholar new to SHOT presenting on any topic.

The Travel Award is designed to help defray some of the costs associated attending the SHOT annual meeting. Up to two awards may be offered. Awardees will receive a check for $250, with the possibility of a small amount of additional funds depending on the awardee’s stated need and WITH’s resources. The winner(s) will also be honoured as our guest(s) at the annual WITH breakfast or lunch.

Application deadline for the WITH Travel Award is July 5, 2013. A completed application consists of a brief covering message outlining travel budget and anticipated sources of funding, along with the following:
1) A ONE-PAGE CURRICULUM VITAE;
2) THE ABSTRACT OF YOUR PAPER; AND,
3) CONFIRMATION OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR PAPER, as e-mail attachments (PDF or Word). Be sure to include your last name in the file attachment (ex: Jones WITH Travel Award.doc). Application materials should be sent to Aaron Alcorn, chair of the award committee, at aalcorn1@gmail.com.

Aaron Alcorn, Ph.D.
Chair, WITH Travel Award CommitteeEmail: aalcorn1@gmail.com

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