We are organizing a symposium on “The Social History of Military Technology” for ICOHTEC 2006, the annual meeting of the International Congress of the History of Technology at the University of Leicester (England), 15–20 August 2006. For further details on the meeting, see the ICOHTEC homepage:
For our symposium, we seek proposals for papers that explore how social class or status, gender, culture, economics, or other extra-military factors have influenced the invention, r&d, diffusion, or use of weapons or other military technologies. We will take a very broad view of military technology, encompassing uniforms as well as weapons, ideas as well as hardware, organization as well as materiel. Contributions may address any period or locale.
Your proposal should include: (1) a short descriptive title; (2) an abstract of 250 words or less; (3) a brief CV (2 pages or less) with your educational history, professional employment history, list of significant publications and/or presentations, and current contact information (including email address). You may include other relevant information in the CV, as long as you do not exceed the 2-page limit.
Proposals, preferably electronic, must reach the organizers no later than 31 January 2006. Please send all proposals to: Bart Hacker:
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