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, July 2013 in Manchester UK.

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the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish) in the history of technology: published or unpublished Ph.D. theses or other monographs written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are not older than 37 years.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 2013, 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 8 February 2013. 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.

If the work is a Ph.D. thesis, it should have been accepted by your university in 2011 or 2012; if it is a published work, the year of publication should be 2011 or 2012. 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: [email protected]
School of Computer & Electrical Engineering
726 University Avenue Rm. 311
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853

Dr Peter L. Jakab Email: [email protected]
Associate Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs
National Air and Space Museum
P.O. 37012, MRC 312
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Dr. Nina Möllers Email: [email protected]
Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1
80538 München

ICOHTEC, founded in Paris in 1968, is a Scientific Section within the Division of the History of Science and Technology of the International Union of the History and Philo­sophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST). It is a leading international organization in the history of technology and has its membership base mainly in Europe, but also in the Americas, East Asia, India and Australia.

Research activities, in which ICOHTEC members co-operate, are on a comparative national basis, stressing aspects of co-operation between various nations, regions or institutions.

ICOHTEC holds annual symposia, sites of which are spread round the world. Next year’s meeting will take place in Manchester, UK from 22 – 28 July 2013, and will have ”Knowledge at Work” as its main theme.

ICON is the ICOHTEC’s journal and contains scholarly articles and reviews. Other issues of interest to members are reported in the Newsletter, which also provides country reports on the history of technology and bibliographical surveys. Further information is available at ICOHTEC’s homepage:

Should you wish to join ICOHTEC, please, visit our website, fill in the membership form and return it to the address mentioned at:

For more information please contact Timo Myllyntaus, ICOHTEC Secretary General at [email protected].