CfA: Maurice Daumas Prize, 2022– ICOHTEC’s Article Prize

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October 16, 2022
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History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Maurice Daumas Prize – ICOHTEC’s Article Prize


The International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC, welcomes submissions for the Maurice Daumas Prize, which aims to encourage innovative scholarship in the history of technology. ICOHTEC is interested in the history of technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture, and the environment. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches.


The prize will be awarded to the author of the best article submitted which deals with the history of technology in any period of the past or in any part of the world and which was published in a journal or edited volume in 2020 or 2021. Eligible for the prize are original articles published in (or later translated into) any of the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish). Submissions are welcomed from scholars of any country who are currently in graduate school or have received their doctorate within the last seven years. Please send your submission and a brief (not to exceed one-page) cv to each of the nine Prize Committee members no later than 15 January 2022. Electronic submissions are preferred. The winner will be contacted in late April 2022.


The prize will be awarded at our 49th Symposium, will take place virtually. It will occur in 3 phases, each lasting two days. The 1st meeting will be in June (17, 18), the 2nd in September (24, 25), and the 3rd in October (15, 16). The winner will receive a cash prize of Euro 500. Alongside the first prize, articles in the second and third-ranking positions will receive an honorarium/diploma award. 


The Daumas Prize is sponsored by the Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France.



Maria Elvira Callapez, Researcher. Dr., [Prize Committee Chairperson],

CIUHCT, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

University of California, Berkeley, USA



Antoni Roca-Rosell, Dr.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain



Bertrand Guillaume, Prof.

Université de technologie de Troyes (UTT), France



Eike-Christian Heine, Dr. 

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany



Hyeok Hweon Kang, Dr.

Washington University in St. Louis, USA



Laurent Heyberger, Dr.

Université de technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France



Liliia Zemnukhova, PhD

Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SI RAN), St. Petersburg,

Russian Federation


Lino Camprubí, Dr.
Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Filosofía, Spain



Mirjam Brusius, Dr.

German Historical Institute London



MAURICE DAUMAS (1910 - 1984) – The French Trailblazer


The history of technology would never have become a prominent field of historical research without energetic pathbreakers. Maurice Daumas was one of them. One of his better known early works is Les instruments scientifiques aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, which was also published in English. Between 1962 and 1978, he edited a highly acclaimed history of technology, Histoire générale des techniques, in five volumes, which has been translated into English and Spanish, and used as a textbook in various countries. In France, Daumas was also the pioneer of industrial archaeology. Daumas was the first secretary general of ICOHTEC and the host of its symposium at Pont- à-Mousson in 1970.

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