Newsletter of the Mercurians, in the Society for the History of Technology

Volume 10, No. 1, November 1997

Mercurial Matters

1998 in Baltimore

Mercurian's Activities

News of the Field in Brief

Spread Spectrum

Related Websites

Joseph Henry, Radio Pioneer

Book Reviews
Media and Revolution

Contact Us

 1998 in Baltimore

The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) will hold its next annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, October 15-18, 1998. As arrangements are made, they can be found on the SHOT Secretary's Homepage <>.

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual papers and sessions on topics related to all facets of the history of technology, especially topics before the twentieth century. Proposals for individual papers must include (1) a one-page abstract, and (2) a one-page curriculum vitae, including a current postal and e-mail address (if available). Proposals for complete sessions must include (1) a description of the session's theme; (2) a list of the presenters' names and paper titles; (3) a one-page abstract and one-page c. v. for each of the presenters; (4) a one-page c.v. for the commentator, chairperson, and session organizer. The session description should indicate the individual papers' relevance to the session's theme.

Send a copy of the complete proposal bearing a postmark or equivalent indication of submission date by April 10, 1998, to

Brett D. Steele
SHOT Program Chair
Department of History
6265 Bunche Hall
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473 USA

310/825-3888; fax 310/206-9630; e-mail <>. E-mail submissions are encouraged.

Future Meetings

1999: Detroit, Michigan

2000: Munich, Germany