CBI Research Program: Norberg Travel Grant Recipients
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Arthur L. Norberg Travel Grant Recipients


  • Jillian Foley, University of Chicago, Research on cryptography and information security in industry and law enforcement
  • Gili Vidan, Harvard University, “‘Nothing in the Middle’: Crisis and Nostalgia in the Making of National Cryptographic Policy in the United States, 1988-2001”
  • Avery J. Wiscomb, Carnegie Mellon University, “The Long Bloom: Computing Conflict in the U.S. Midcentury”


  • Gerardo Con Diaz, University of California-Davis, “IBM's Legal Strategies”
  • Evan Hepler-Smith, Harvard University, "The Molecular World: How Molecules Became Digital, and Everything Became Molecules"
  • Scott Kushner, University of Rhode Island, “High-Tech Tickets: How Access to Culture Started to Compete”
  • Charles Petersen, Harvard University, “Meritocracy in America: The Rise of Silicon Valley, 1945-2017”


  • Ekaterina Babintseva, University of Pennsylvania, “Self, Computer, and Society: The Development of Computer-Based Education in the Cold War United States and Soviet Union”
  • Salem Elzway, University of Michigan, Research on the history and political economy of the computer in the early Cold War
  • Alana Staiti, Cornell University, “A Body in Motion: A History of Human Modeling for Computer Graphics and Animation, 1960s-1980s”


  • Scott M. Campbell, University of Waterloo, “How did Canadians professionalize modern computing in the 1950s and 1960s?”
  • Ellen K. Foster, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, hackerspaces/makerspaces
  • Joshua Hudelson, New York University, “Feedback Aesthetics: The Collaborative History of Music and Computers”
  • Nabeel A. Siddiqui, College of William and Mary, “Byting Out the Public: Personal Computers and the Private Sphere, 1966-1991”
  • Kim W. Tracy, Michigan Technological University, “Software Evolution: Lessons Learned from Software History”


  • Michael Castelle, University of Chicago, "Concurrency and Durability: Transaction Processing in the 1970s and 1980s"
  • John Day, Boston University, "Investigating Networking at a Crucial Juncture"
  • Raiford Guins, Stony Brook University, "Tennis For Two, or the Love of Analog Technology"
  • Andrew Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology, "Oral History Interview with John Day"


  • Nathan Ensmenger, Indiana University, research on computer ethics
  • Marie Hicks, Illinois Institute of Technology, "Not Grace Hopper: Tracing Everyday Women Through Histories of Feminist Computing Cultures"
  • Joseph November, University of South Carolina, research on biomedical computing


  • Kevin Gotkin, University of Pennsylvania, "Amateur Computer Clubs and the Hacker Imaginary"
  • Jeffrey H. Matsuura, Alliance Law Group, "The Evolution of Patents in the U.S. Computer Industry"
  • Mara Mills, New York University, "Reading Machines and the History of OCR"
  • Madeleine Monson-Rosen, University of Illinois-Chicago, "Digital Humanity: The Novel and the Computer 1965-1995"


  • Hansen Hsu, Cornell University, "Cultural Values and Practices in the NeXT/Apple 'Cocoa' Software Developer Community: A History and Ethnography"
  • Rachel Lee, University of Rochester, "Media of the Imagination: Romantic Poetry, Media History, and the Digital Humanities"


  • Irina Nikiforova, Georgia Institute of Technology, "The Turing Prize Scientists: Their Paths to Contribution and Recognition in Computer Science"
  • Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology, "An Open World: The History and Ideology of Network Standards"


  • Lars Heide, Copenhagen Business School, "Managing the World: Shaping Main-Frame Computer Industry and Western Society, 1945-c.1975"
  • David Nofre Mateo, University of Amsterdam, "The Algol effort"


  • Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, University of Leicester, "ATMs in America and Britain: A comparative history of globalisation in retail financial markets, 1967-2005"
  • Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi, Independent Scholar, "Cognitive and Perceptual Training in the Cold War Man-Machine System"