Dr. Waqar Zaidi’s Book has been awarded the prestigious International Committee for the History of Technology's 2022 Turriano-ICOHTEC Prize
The Turriano-ICOHTEC Prize for young historians, organized by ICOHTEC and sponsored by Fundación Juanelo Turriano, was awarded to Dr. Waqar Zaidi for his book titled “Technological Internationalism and World Order. Aviation, Atomic Energy, and the Search for International Peace, 1920–1950”. This is a prize for best first/early career book in the history of technology.
The prize committee found that the book is "a great example of a thesis successfully transformed into a book, to-the-point, easy to read and, at the same time, extremely solid in its use of primary sources, methodological approach and analysis. In his analysis of how liberal internationalism shaped the development and management of technology and infrastructure in areas such as aviation and atomic energy, Zaidi masterfully inscribes top-level history of technology into the most dynamic debates in political history and in the field of International Relations. It is rare that a historian in the early stage of his career can so skilfully contribute to two booming, but too-often-disconnected fields of history of technology and the history of international relations.... For its rigour, intellectual bravery and readability, Zaidi’s work is a lighthouse that may illuminate the other researchers’ path."
We congratulate Dr Waqar for his brilliant achievement!