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CALL for APPLICATIONS/PAPERS: “Minds and Matters,” a Workshop on History of Technology and the American West, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, San Marino (Deadline, Fri. Aug. 15; Event: Fri. and Sat. April 24-25, 2009)

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The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, April-24-25, 2009
Deadline: August 15th, 2008

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.

To apply for the symposium, please submit by August 15, 2008: a letter,
C.V., a detailed abstract of the research on technology in California
and the West, and the names of two references. Send submissions to:
Volker Janssen Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, The
Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA  91108
vjanssen@fullerton.edu.

David C. Hammack
Department of History
Case Western Reserve University

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