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Humanities and Technology Association Annual Conference

September 30 to October 2, 2010
Sponsored by the Department of History and Government
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Maryland


THE HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1978, is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores interactions of technology, science, the humanities, and the social sciences. We welcome papers dealing with all aspects of these interactions and wish to draw in as broad a range of disciplines and perspectives as possible.

This year our special topic is: Technology and Development: The Human Benefits and Burdens. The sustainable use of technical and natural resources makes it possible to alleviate world hunger, eliminate illiteracy, deliver basic health care services, and raise living standards worldwide. Yet, we still face significant political, economic, environmental, and social challenges in reaching the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of eliminating extreme poverty in all its forms by 2015. Some of these challenges evoke questions about the use and abuse of technologies with regard to development. What have been the human benefits and burdens of the introduction of new technologies in the past and what are the challenges facing both the developed and developing countries today? For suggested themes, see the call for papers.

Keynote Address: Raymond Gilpin

Using Technology to Promote Sustainable Development and Lasting Peace


Raymond Gilpin directs the Sustainable Economies Center of Innovation of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Dr. Gilpin holds a doctorate from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. His thesis was on Macroeconomic Stabilization and Parallel Markets (1993). He also holds an Executive Certificate in International Finance and Capital Markets from Georgetown University. His issue areas and publications address, among other topics, economics, development, technology, and environmental and natural resources. (Note: Parts of this description are taken from the USIP website)


Transportation from Washington DC Hotels:
Bowie State University (BSU) is located on the MARC Train line,
just a few miles from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center,
and convenient by car to both Washington DC and Baltimore.

Update April 12, 2010: The deadline for conference proposal submissions
is moved to May 28, 2010. Early submissions, however, are encouraged
so we can begin to forumlate our program.

For more information contact: Dr. George Sochan, Professor, Department of History and Government, 301-860-3604.
The photograph shows the inside of Lacteos Morazan, the first lactose products pasteurization plant in Morazan, El Salvador. F. Mills, 2009.