I am planning a proposal for a session at the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) annual conference 2006 (Las Vegas, October 12-15) under the working title "Our Common Past? Conversations between History of Technology and Design History".
One of the three general themes of SHOT 2006 is "Conversations between History of Technology and other Disciplines".
For this session to work as intended, I wish to call for presenters from "both sides of the border", so to speak - historians of technology who approach design history and vice versa (In this sense I consider myself a "borderline case"). Histories of engineering design may be one example of interesting borderland activities, but many other areas of study can also be befitting. The converging points may be empirical as well as theoretical.
To propose a paper as part of this session, please send a one page (max 600 words) abstract with title, name, affiliation, contact information as well as a one page brief c.v. to:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Architectural Design, Form and Colour Studies
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