The Bernard S. Finn IEEE History Prize (formerly the IEEE Life Members Prize in Electrical History) is supported by the IEEE Life Members’ Fund and administered by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). The prize is awarded annually to the best paper in the history of electrotechnology – power, electronics, telecommunications, and computer science.
2022 Bernard S. Finn IEEE History Prize Award Recipient
Diana Montaño: Assistant Professor of History, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. Awarded for “Ladrones de Luz: Policing Electricity in Mexico City, 1901–1918,” Hispanic American Historical Review (2021) 101 (1): 35–72.
Basis for Judging
Any article published in a learned periodical is eligible if it treats the art or engineering aspects of electrotechnology and its practitioners. The article must be written in English, although the journal or periodical in which it appears may be a foreign language publication.
The prize consists of a cash award of US$1,000 and a certificate. On request IEEE can provide a travel subsidy (up to max. US$750 domestic, US$1,000 international) to allow the winner to attend SHOT’s annual meeting, and SHOT can waive the basic registration and awards-event fee for the winner.