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Prof. Con Diaz wins the Computer History Museum Prize

Con Diaz’s book Software Rights has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Computer History Museum Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Technology’s Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society

NEW BOOK: Practices of Speculation, edited by Prof. Colin Milburn and colleagues

A new, open-access collection of essays about techniques of speculation in modern history, featuring contributions by Joe Dumit, Mark Jerng, Colin Milburn, and other colleagues.

Jeanne Cortiel, Christine Hanke, Jan Simon Hutta, and Colin Milburn (eds.), Practices of Speculation: Modeling, Embodiment, Figuration (Bielefeld: transcript, 2021)

Available in paperback and also a free electronic edition


Prof. Joe Dumit and colleagues receive the Bikuben Foundation's 2021 Vision Exhibition Award

Denmark's most prestigious arts award goes to the exhibition and research project "Yet, it moves!" The exhibition is realized in collaboration with the four scientific research partners DARK, the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen; Arts at CERN in Geneva; the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, and the Program in Performance Studies and ModLab, University of California, Davis.

Prof. Emily Merchant Named an Aggie Hero!

STS Professor Emily Merchant has been named one of the 2018-19 Aggie Heroes — students, staff and faculty chosen throughout the academic year for “using their talents and powers for the greater good of our university and beyond.”

Prof. Merchant and the other Aggie Heroes were recognized at a reception held at the Chancellor's Residence on May 30. Please read about their contributions below at the following links:

Nitika Mummidivarapu receives Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Recent UC Davis graduate Nitika Mummidivarapu (Class of 2019) will be going to Cambridge University under a prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship to pursue advanced study in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. She says that coursework in STS and English helped her forge a path leading from biochemistry to the history of science and then to medical school, looking ahead to a multilayered career as a physician and a writer.

My Journey to Gates-Cambridge

Prof. Con Diaz receives Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship

This is a year-long non-resident research fellowship from the law school at George Mason University, which will support Professor Diaz's research on intellectual property law.

STS Professor Con Diaz is a recipient of the Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship. This is a year-long non-resident research fellowship from the law school at George Mason University, which will support Professor Con Diaz's research on intellectual property law.