Expected outcomes of the Workshop
The workshop will provide valuable opportunities for speakers and participants to present and discuss their recent scientific results and to propose future lines of research to a group of highly qualified scholars who are conducting research on the transnational history of telecommunications.
One expected outcome of the workshop is a special issue to be published in a leading academic journal (Technology and Culture; Media History; Telecommunication Policy; History of Technology; etc.).
Alternatively, the presented articles will be compiled in a book by a prestigious publisher like Routledge, Palgrave, Bloomsbury. Cambridge Scholar Publishing, etc. Papers will undergo the usual peer review process.
Another expected outcome of the workshop is the establishment of new collaborations for joint papers and projects. The organizer would like to engage all of the participants in order to establish a European project within the Horizon 2020 framework. National and regional funding opportunities will also be evaluated.
A fourth and final outcome may involve the establishment of a permanent network of scholars who focus on the history of telecommunications, but who more broadly act as policy advisors when decisions must be made by political organizations at the international level. This outcome may demonstrate the need for historians and social scientists to be involved in decision-making processes at the international scale.