Prix jeune chercheur ICOHTEC 2014

ICOHTEC Prize for Young Scholars



The ICOHTEC-Book Prize is sponsored by the Juanelo Turriano Foundation and consists of 3,000 Euro. The prize winning book will be presented and discussed at a special session of the next ICOHTEC symposium, Braşov, Romania, 29 July – 2 August 2014.


ICOHTEC, the International Committee for the History of Technology, 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 and all populated areas. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches.


Eligible for the prize are original book-length works in any of the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish) in the history of technology: published or unpublished Ph.D. theses or other monographs written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are not older than 37 years. Articles and edited anthologies are not eligible.


For the ICOHTEC Prize 2014, please send a copy of the work you wish to be con­sidered for the prize to each of the three Prize Committee members.  Your submissions must be postmarked not later than 7 February 2014. You may also submit an electronic version of the book or Ph.D. thesis by 24:00 o’clock of your local time on the same day. If your book is in Spanish or Russian, please also supply a summary in English, French or German of about 4500 words. In that case, the prize committee will find additional members, who are familiar with the language in which your book is written.  Please also include an abstract of no more than a half-page in length.


If the work is a Ph.D. thesis, it should have been accepted by your university in 2012 or 2013; if it is a published work, the year of publication should be 2012 or 2013. The submission should be accompanied by a CV (indicating also the date of birth) and, if applicable, a list of publications. Applicants are free to add references or reviews on the work submitted.


Any materials sent to the prize committee will not be returned.


Send a complete application by regular mail services or by email to each of the following Prize Committee members:



Dr. Rachel Maines, Prize Committee Chair                             Email:
School of Computer & Electrical Engineering

726 University Avenue Rm. 311

Cornell University

Ithaca NY 14853





Dr Peter L. Jakab                                                                         Email:

Associate Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs

National Air and Space Museum

P.O. 37012, MRC 312

Smithsonian Institution

Washington, DC 20013-7012



Dr. Klaus Staubermann                                                        Email:

Principal Curator of Technology
National Museums of Scotland

Chambers Street





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