Friday, May 25, 2007

Newberry Seminar on Technology, Politics & Culture: 2007-2008 Call for Papers

Newberry Seminar on Technology, Politics & Culture: 2007-2008 Call for Papers Location: Illinois, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2007-06-15
Date Submitted: 2007-05-03

The Newberry Library Seminar on Technology, Politics, and Culture Co-sponsored by the History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University’s School of Communications

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2007–08 academic year Deadline for Submission: 15 June 2007

This seminar provides a forum for research projects and for works-in-progress that explore questions, tensions, resolutions, and relationships across technology, politics, and culture. Papers might address topics in the intellectual and social history of technology broadly conceived, including aspects of institutional systems, communications, management, business, labor, law, policy, or government. We are interested in a broad range of conceptual and temporal approaches. Two areas of special interest are pre-1900 topics and comparative or global work extending beyond the United States.

The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members, independent scholars, and professionals in related fields, such as engineering and urban planning. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at which they can best profit from discussion, and to individuals who need a venue to present their work. The seminar meets on selected Fridays during the academic year, 3:30–5:00 PM, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Diane Dillon, Assistant Director, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History, The Newberry Library. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to:

If you are interested in proposing a paper and have questions, please contact the seminar coordinator, James Schwoch (Northwestern University,; (847) 491-7361).

The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can provide assistance in locating discounted accommodations.

Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 255-3524/