CALL FOR PAPERS Cross-Connexions: Communications, Society & Change International Conference 11th -13th November 2005, Science Museum, London, UK

Goals of the conference To stimulate scholarly research in the history of telecommunications, the conference will bring together all those interested to discuss developments in telecommunications. The conference will understand the interactions over time between telecommunications and computing, electrical engineering, space technologies, government, culture and business practice. The conference will be structured thematically and may include:

* Communications and shifting social power * Introduction of automated, analogue and * digital technology * Empire * Military power * Technology transfer * Relationship between innovation and utility * Satellite and mobile phone technologies * Material collections * Empowerment and identity * Historiography

Call for papers We invite all prospective speakers to send a one page preliminary abstract (via email or postal mail) for a 30 minute paper with name and postal/email address. The deadline for paper submission is 31st December 2004. All prospective speakers will be notifi ed regarding acceptance by 1st February 2005. A published selection of papers is anticipated. Potential organizers of themed symposia should submit proposals by 31st October 2004 detailing theme, possible papers and speakers with contact details for the symposium organizers.

Registration If you wish to register your interest in attending the conference, to deliver a paper or not, please contact Chris Chilvers at [email protected] or by telephone +44 (0)20 7942 4183. A web page address will shortly become available. By post: Chris Chilvers, BT Connected Earth Senior Research Fellow, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD, United Kingdom.

Organized by: Science Museum, IEEE, Connected Earth, Newcomen Society.