We invite papers or sessions on all aspects of technology and society, during all time periods, for the 2006 European Social Science History Conference (22-25 March 2006, Amsterdam). Especially welcome are proposals that connect history of technology with other sub-disciplines.

The European Social Science History Conference is a singular opportunity to develop contacts between different fields of historical research and to explore possibilities of interdisciplinary work. At the last conference (Berlin, March 2004) more than 1300 historians attended 340 sessions — including 6 on technology — covering a great variety of subjects within 28 thematic fields. For the conference in 2006, we intend to set up joint sessions with themes such as the history of childhood, urban history, sexuality, and others.

ALL proposals for papers and/or sessions must be “preregistered” by May 1, 2005, at http://www.iisg.nl/esshc/preregister.html. As chairs of the technology network, we’d be happy to discuss ideas for sessions with you.

Tom Misa; Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago IL 60625; USA

Dick van Lente; Erasmus University Rotterdam

Email: [email protected] Visit the website at http://www.iit.edu/~misa/esshc/call_2006.html