Call for Nominations: Leonardo da Vinci Medal

Type: Prize

Name: Leonardo da Vinci Medal

Location: Milan, Italy

Application Deadline: May 06, 2019

Sponsoring Institution: Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)


The highest recognition from the Society for the History of Technology is the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the history of technology, through research, teaching, publications, and other activities. Andras Beck (formerly of the Hungarian Academy of Arts) designed the medal, the face of which shows Leonardo’s head modeled after the artist’s self-portrait. The reverse design shows (in the words of the sculptor) “the basic sources of energy: water, wind, and fire.” The prize consists of a medal and a certificate.

SHOT invites members to nominate candidates for the Leonardo da Vinci Medal. To put forward a person’s name for consideration for the award, please send a letter of nomination, describing the person’s outstanding contributions to the history of technology, to Da Vinci Medal Committee chair John Krige by May 6, 2019.

Contact Information:
SHOT Secretary Jan Korsten

Posted: April 12, 2019