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

Volume 10 No. 2, May 1998

Mercurial Matters

Communication Technologies

A. Butrica Wins Prize

Antennas, More Generally

SHOT's 1998 Meeting

History of Cryptography

Echoes and Reflections

E. Wachtel accepts invitation to Antenna Board

Symposium on Telephone History



An Overview of Communication Analysis

Dead Media Project Expands

Essay: The Smirk of Progress

Book Review
Stage To Studio

New Media and Society

Contact us


A Call for Papers

The 56th Annual Convention of the New York State Communication Association will meet October 9-11th, at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello. Keynote speakers will be James W. Carey and Langdon Winner. The theme for the conference is "Echoes and Reflections," looking back over the past millennium and looking forward to the future. NYSCA welcomes papers, programs, and roundtable discussions that relate to the convention theme or that otherwise concern the field of communication. Conference papers may be submitted for publication in the convention proceedings.

Send submissions by June 1, 1998 to: Lance Strate, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458. (718) 817-4864; (718) 817-4868 (fax); <>.