The Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, edited by Dr Colin Hempstead, will be published circa early 2003 by Fitzroy Dearborn publishers. This one-volume work of about 900 large-format pages will contain about 400 entries, mostly on individual technologies, and objects, artefacts, and products. The core of each of the main entries will be a technical description, within a brief narrative, of about 1000 words plus illustrations and further reading. There are also about 30 longer survey entries that that address broad questions of technological systems, such as the context in which the various technologies were developed, discussions of any controversies and schools of thought, comparisons between different political and economics systems, and the various ways in which different nations have attempted to make and apply science and technology policies. The list of entries has been developed by the Editor in conjunction with a Board of Advisers.
Researchers who wish to offer to write articles for the Encyclopedia can read more at the publishers web site http://www.fitzroydearborn.com/london/tech/intro.htm> which has a full list of entries sorted both alphabetically and by subject area, a list of Advisers, two sample entries, and further guidelines on entry style and content. You should send your choice of entries to the publishers at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the maximum number of entries you could write, and your order of preference, as there is bound to be considerable duplication of choice among potential contributors and it may not be possible able to assign you all the entries of your choice. We hope to make the assignment of entries to contributors by mid October, but please send your offer well before then if you would like to contribute.
The deadline for submission of articles will be 1 March 2002, and contributors will each receive a copy of the Encyclopedia, and further payment if more than one (1000 word) entry is commissioned.
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