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 2019 prize, articles published in the preceding three years (2016, 2017, and 2018) 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 2019 Mahoney Prize is May 1, 2019. Nominated articles should be sent via email to each member of the committee. Please direct questions to the committee chair, Prof. Erica Robles-Anderson.


2019 Mahoney Prize Committee:

Melanie Swalwell (term ends 2019)
Swinburne University
Centre for Transformative Media Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Australia
mswalwell@swin.edu.au

Erica Robles-Anderson, 2019 Committee Chair (term ends 2020)
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University
239 Greene St, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
erica.robles@nyu.edu

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

 

Previous winners:

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.