Exciting news! At the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, two members of the HSHM program received awards for their research.
Grad student Con Diaz was awarded the Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prize for the best first article in the history of technology. His article, “The Text in the Machine: American Copyright Law and the Many Natures of Software,” is forthcoming in Technology and Culture.
Faculty member Bill Rankin was also awarded the IEEE Bernard S. Finn prize for the best paper on the history of electrotechnology – power, electronics, telecommunications, and computer science – published during 2014. His article, “The Geography of Radionavigation and the Politics of Intangible Artifacts,” appeared in the July 2014 issue of Technology and Culture.
Congratulations to Con and Bill!