The Mercurians began meeting in 1986 for the purpose of generating networks between people who share work and interests in the history of communication technologies, defining the field broadly. Our activities include publishing a semi-annual newsletter, Antenna, meeting annually at Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) conferences, organizing paper sessions for SHOT meetings, and pursuing contacts between meetings. Antenna serves both as a clearing house for readers and an informal forum for their ideas. We welcome contributions, including notices and queries about Mercurians' projects as well as short essays on their work. Antenna includes book reviews and other materials about conferences, museums, publications, archives, funding, and other pertinent materials.

All interested persons are welcome at Mercurians' meetings.

Annual subscriptions to Antenna are $5.00 for delivery in the United States and $7.50 for delivery elsewhere. Individual issues are $3.00 each.

Members pay an annual fee of $5.00 per year to support a prize, awarded for the best article by a junior scholar, and a research grant, to defray the costs of travel to archives by junior scholars.

Please make your check out to SHOT, specify "Mercurians" on the memo line and whether you are paying for membership dues or a subscription to Antenna, and send to the address below:

For additional information, or to join or subscribe, contact:
Chris Sterling, Associate Dean for Special Projects, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Phillips Hall 212, George Washington University, 801 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052

or: Andrew J. Butrica
e-mail: mercurians@earthlink.net.


 

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