Call For Applications SHOT Summer Writing and Publication Workshop 12-17 June 2004 Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Deadline: 1 January 2004

The Society for the History of Technology will sponsor a summer writing and publication workshop on June 12-17, 2004. The workshop will begin with a reception on June 12, followed by five working days. This is a pilot project for what is intended to become an annual event. The workshop will bring together 12 fellows with a staff of experienced writing teachers, editors, science and technology journalists, and publishing industry insiders. Instructors will offer advice on academic publication as well as writing that disseminates research findings to the general public. We invite applications from younger scholars, especially those at the post-dissertation phase, who wish to work intensively on one piece of writing and to develop a more general publication plan for the next phase of their careers. Financial support for travel, lodging, and most meals is available upon request.

All participants must have completed a writing project of 25-40 double-spaced pages: either a scholarly article or an essay intended for a general audience. These manuscripts will be circulated prior to the workshop, and participants will be required to read and prepare comments on some of the other papers before the beginning of the workshop. During the workshop fellows will have further opportunities to read and comment on each other’s writing as well as revise their own work.

Eligibility: The workshop is open to all SHOT members, though preference will be given to recent Ph.D.s and advanced graduate students. Nonmembers may apply, but must join SHOT as a condition of acceptance. Graduate students must have completed at least two dissertation chapters. Participants are welcome to bring companions at their own expense, subject to lodging availability.

Applications should include:

· Your contact information, including telephone and email. · A one-page curriculum vitae, including the name of the school from which you received or will receive your Ph.D. · A one-page description of your writing project. Specify whether it is intended for an academic or popular audience. · A one-page description of yourself and your research and writing interests explaining why you want to participate in the workshop and what you expect to learn from it. · The name and email address of a reference who is familiar with your written work.

Send application materials by 1 January 2004 to:

Kris Kipp Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E51-185 Cambridge, MA 02139