Title: Into the Unknown: Technology, Science, and Their Impact on Society (working title)
Subject: History of Applied Science and Technology
Editing Team: Danielle Mead Skjelver (UMUC, UND; lead editor) / @danielle, David C. Arnold (Ph.D., UMUC), Hans Peter Broedel (Ph.D., UND), Bonnie Kim (Ph.D., UMUC)
Project Team: Mark Smith (Ph.D., UMUC), Sheryl Broedel (UND), Linda Ruggles (Ph.D., UMUC)
Rebus Project Manager: Zoe Wake Hyde / @zoe
License: CC BY
Target Audience: 100-level History of Applied Science and Technology textbook for students at colleges and universities around the world.
Target Release Date: Fall 2017
This textbook is designed to to meet the needs of History of Applied Science and Technology courses at colleges and universities around the world. Chapters will be organized around the theme of the transformative impact of technological and epistemological changes on worldview and human behavior as they relate to everyday life and global choices.
The book will contain fourteen to twenty modular chapters that provide instructors with content structured around a narrative focused on human transformation across time and geographic space – from fire through the present. This number will be ideally suited for courses of eight or fifteen week durations, but chapters will be fully editable so that instructors can tailor the textbook to the needs of their own classrooms.
Authors will have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of lengths: whole chapters; sections of chapters; or brief segments about the length of an encyclopedia article. We believe that students best learn history by doing history, and our method reflects this commitment. We ask authors to emphasize critical thinking, transparency, primary sources, and argument.
We are currently looking for:
- Chapter and sub-section authors
- Copyeditors for the first round of chapter drafts
Get involved by joining the disussion below with the chapter/subsection name you’re interested in and a brief bio (100-250 words), and signing up here!
As the project progresses, we will need collaborators to help us with:
- Chapter reviews
- Formatting in Pressbooks
- Sourcing images
- Accessibility checks
- Promoting adoptions in classrooms
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
If you are interested in a chapter or subsection that appears later in the book, or if you’d like to contribute something that is not listed in the TOC, we’d still love to hear from you! Reply to this post and we’ll be in touch.
RECOGNITION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Contributing authors will have an author credit & individual author page featuring a bio and links to any other works that the author wishes to promote. Anyone contributing editing, proofreading or any other support will also be listed as a contributor to the project.
A stipend of $200 will be split among subsection authors of full chapters completed by December 2017. Authors of full chapters will receive the full $200.
The Table of Contents is as follows:
Classical Period (500 BCE to 500 CE) – Asia
Classical Period (500 BCE to 500 CE) – Africa and the Americas
The Medieval Period (500 to 1400 CE) – The Golden Age of Islam
The Medieval Period (500 to 1400 CE) – Europe
For a more extensive outline, see here.
Here’s a list of useful documents:
- History of Applied Science & Technology Chapter Assignments
- Author Guide
- Call for Authors Open Access Textbook
- Précis OA Hist of Sci and Tech Updated.pdf
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