The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum and the Mercurians, a Special Interest Group of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), are hosting a conference on the history of communication technologies to be held in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2007.
Proposals for papers and panels on any topic related to the history of communication technologies are welcome. The term “communication technologies” is construed in the broadest sense to include all traditional electrical and electronic forms of communication as well as postal systems, semaphores, and print media. Those new to SHOT and the Mercurians are welcome, regardless of academic discipline or status (graduate student, independent scholar, or professor).
The symposium will take place at the National Postal Museum, which is next to Union Station in Washington, DC.
Send a one-page abstract and a one-page c.v. to Allison Marsh firstname.lastname@example.org and Andrew Butrica Mercurians@earthlink.net by May 1, 2007.
Dr. Andrew J. Butrica
Dr. Allison Marsh
National Postal Museum
Smithsonian Institution Email: email@example.com
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