Mahoney Prize

The Mahoney Prize recognizes an outstanding article in the history of computing and information technology, broadly conceived. The Mahoney Prize commemorates the late Princeton scholar Michael S. Mahoney, whose profound contributions to the history of computing came from his many articles and book chapters. The prize consists of a $500 award and a certificate. For the 2020 prize, articles published in the preceding three years (2017, 2018, and 2019) are eligible for nomination. The Mahoney Prize is awarded by the Special Interest Group in Computers, Information, and Society (SIGCIS) and is presented during the annual meeting of our parent group, the Society for the History of Technology.

The deadline for submission for the 2020 Mahoney Prize is May 1, 2020. To nominate an article or book chapter, please send a copy via email to all members of the Prize Committee listed below.


2020 Mahoney Prize Committee:

David C. Brock (term ends 2021) - 2020 Committee Chair
Director and Curator
Software History Center
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94943
dbrock@computerhistory.org

Hyungsub Choi (term ends 2022)
School of Liberal Arts
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
232 Gongneung-ro, Nowon,gu, Seoul, Korea 01811
hchoi@seoultech.ac.kr

Elizabeth Petrick (term ends 2022)
Associate Professor
Department of History
Rice University
elizabeth.petrick@rice.edu

 

Previous winners:

2019: Nikhil Menon. "‘Fancy Calculating Machine’: Computers and planning in independent India." Modern Asian Studies 52, no. 2 (2018): 421-457.

2018: Joanna Radin. “Digital Natives: How Medical and Indigenous Histories Matter for Big Data.” Osiris Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017): 43-64

2017: Erica Robles-Anderson and Patrik Svensson, “’One Damn Slide After Another’: PowerPoint at Every Occasion for Speech.” Computational Culture (January 15, 2016). 

2016: Andrew L. Russell and Valérie Schafer, "In the Shadow of ARPANET and Internet: Louis Pouzin and the Cyclades Network in the 1970s," Technology and Culture 55, no. 4 (October 2014): 880-907.

2015: David Nofre, Mark Priestley, and Gerard Alberts, "When Technology Became Language: The Origins of the Linguistic Conception of Computer Programming, 1950-1960," Technology and Culture 55 (January 2014): 40-75.