The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West invites proposals for a scholarly workshop examining the history of technology in California and the American West. “Minds and Matters” will bring together a small group of scholars on April 24-25, 2009 to explore new themes in the history of technology, and to discuss new perspectives on technology as an analytical category. Topics or themes might include, but are not limited to agriculture and the extractive industries, urbanization, energy and water, the history of computers, military, popular movements and popular culture, Hollywood and media, deindustrialization, etc. Participants will submit and share drafts, which may be included in a possible collected essays volume. Some funding support will be made available for travel and lodging.
Please submit a letter, a C.V., a specific 400 word abstract, and names of two references by August 15, 2008.
Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
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