2011 AHLiST Houston


2011 Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST

Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
Hosted by College of Technology, University of Houston
Location: University of Houston, TX, USA
Date: May 20-22, 2011


Co-Chairs of 2011 AHLiST Conference

Shirley Ezell, University of Houston
Marcy Norwood, University of Houston
JungKun Park, University of Houston

2011 Conference Program Chair

Hyo-Joo Han, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speakers: 
John H. Lienhard,
 Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History, University of Houston,
John V. Turner, NASA Johnson Space Center

The 2011 conference theme is Technology and Future. How has technology shaped contemporary notions of future?  How will current concepts of future influence technological developments? Technology has been a driving force of modern and contemporary cultural, socio-economic, and industrial development. At the same time, the future has been imagined and predicted by technology or vice versa. Future has not merely been a temporal space but an ideal point which technology attempts to project. From technological utopianism to current anticipations of environmental catastrophe, technology has been the emblematic potential of future. This year’s conference aims to consider distinct ways of thinking about the future, while questioning what it is—other than the preoccupations of the present—that is invoked when we talk about the future. We invite panels and individual papers on these or related topics, but will give full consideration to any proposal within AHLiST’s scope.

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DEADLINE for Submissionis March 20th, 2011.

The Journal of History, Literature, Science and Technology: JHLiST

Only conference participants will be invited to submit an article (20-page long) for publication.  The official publication of the Association is The Journal of History, Literature, Science and Technology (JHLiST), devoted to the research and investigation pertaining to the theories and practices of science, technology, medicine, history and literature. The journal explores the multidisciplinary “consilience,” the linkage of science and humanities to create insights into human endeavors. The JHLiST is a professionally produced, edited, and peer-reviewed academic journal.

Guest Speakers for the 2011 Conference:

John V. Turner, CxP Risk Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center
John H. Lienhard,
 Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History, University of Houston


Full Paper and Extended papers submitted for the AHLiST 2011 (after abstract or work in progress paper submission) will be published in four different journals.

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