Call: Turriano ICOHTEC Prize for Books on the History of Technology (Deadline: 1 February 2019)

10 oktober 2018

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.

The Turriano ICOHTEC Prize is an Early Career Prize for Books on the history of technology, sponsored by the Juanelo Turriano Foundation and consists of 2,500 Euro. The prize-winning book will be presented and discussed at a special session of the next ICOHTEC symposium, in Katowice, Poland, from 22-27 July 2019 ( An additional 500 Euro is available to the winner in support of travelling to the conference to receive the prize. 

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the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish) in the history of technology: published or unpublished Ph.D. dissertations or other monographs written by scholars in the early parts of their career. Articles and edited anthologies are not eligible. If the work is a Ph.D. thesis, it should have been accepted by your university in 2017 or 2018; if it is a published work, the year of publication should be 2017 or 2018.

For the ICOHTEC Prize 2019, please send an electronic copy (PDF or Word) of the work you wish to be considered for the prize to each of the four Prize Committee members. (Note: Hard copies are only accepted for published works not available electronically.)

Your submission must be emailed no later than Friday, 1 February 2019. 

Please also include an abstract of no more than a half-page in length. If your book is in Spanish or Russian, please also supply a summary in English, French or German of about 4,500 words. In that case, the prize committee will find additional members, who are familiar with the language in which your book is written.

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 of the work submitted.

Any materials sent to the prize committee will not be returned. Send a complete application by email to each of the following Prize Committee members:


Prof. Ernst Homburg , Prize Committee Chairperson Maastricht University Department of History Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences P.O. Box 616 6200 MD Maastricht The Netherlands

Dr. Irina Gouzevitch Centre Maurice Halbwachs École Normale Supérieure 48, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris France

Prof. Per Lundin Chalmers University of Technology Div. of Science, Technology and Society Dept. of Technology Management and Economics SE – 412 96 Gothenburg Sweden Dr. Darina Martykánová Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Departamento de Historia Contemporánea Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Campus de Cantoblanco 28049 – Madrid Spain Dr. Klaus Staubermann     ICOM Germany In der Halde 1 14159 Berlin Germany