contributors for the fourth volume of a 5-volume encyclopedia on the social history of technology and invention
I am seeking contributors for the fourth volume of a 5-volume encyclopedia on the social history of technology and invention. The encyclopedia, to be published by Facts On File, will be a history reference focusing on the cultural, social, and economic impact of each invention. For a list of remaining topics, please visit: http://technologyencyclopedia.web.officelive.com/topics.aspx
This encyclopedia will be a work of history, not a technical or scientific reference. Articles will not explain how the technology actually works (except, perhaps, very briefly and in a non-technical manner to demonstrate the originality or ingenuity behind the technology); rather, articles will examine each invention’s origins, development, and use, its influence in shaping society and civilization, and how it transformed history. The encyclopedia is intended for general audiences, and thus I am not looking for specialized articles. Each article will be between 1,500-3,000 words in length.
If you would like to contribute to this encyclopedia, please send me a statement of interest, a brief c.v./resume or biography describing your qualifications, and a small writing sample. Each entry will be signed with the author's name, and I will be able to pay a small honorarium for each article you write.
David J. Staley, Ph.D.
Editor, The Encyclopedia of the History of Invention and Technology
Director, The Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching
Department of History
The Ohio State University
207 Dulles Hall
230 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
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