Call for Papers: 2015 Sacknoff Prize for Space History


Please keep in mind the following opportunity:

2015 Sacknoff Prize for Space History

Details on the 2015 prize: www.spacehistory101.com/prize

A 2015 Flyer for Posting: www.spacebusiness.com/prize-2015.pdf

First awarded in 2011, the annual prize is designed to encourage students to perform original research and submit papers with history of spaceflight themes.  Open to undergraduate and graduate level students enrolled at an accredited college or university, the winner receives:

  • A $300 cash prize,
  • A trophy,
  • Publication in the journal, “Quest: The History of Spaceflight”
  • An invitation to present at the annual conference for the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT).

Submissions must be postmarked by 1 July 2015, with the winners announced in August. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, be written in English, and emphasize in-depth research, with adequate citations of the sources utilized.  Originality of ideas is important. Diagrams, graphs, images, or photographs may be included. The prize committee will  include the editor of “Quest: The History of Spaceflight” and members of the Society for the History of Technology / Aerospace Committee (SHOT/Albatross).

Although works must be historical in character, they can draw on disciplines other than history, eg. cultural studies, literature, communications, economics, engineering, science, etc. Comparative or international studies of the history of spaceflight are encouraged. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, historical aspects of space companies and their leaders; the social effects of spaceflight; space technology development; the space environment; space systems design, engineering, and safety; and the regulation of the space business, financial, and economic aspects of the space industry.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Scott Sacknoff at scott@spacehistory101.com.

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