The interdisciplinary field of scholars, artists and others active on the international level in the histories of media art, science and technology have a platform since 2004. During the decade of 2005-2015, the field moved from being an emerging new interdisciplinary conglomerate to a vibrant network of committed colleagues and institutions.

2015 is the inaugural year of 2 newly founded awards presented at re-CREATE 2015 in Montreal :

Media Art Histories Award for Contribution to the Field
Media Art Histories Emerging Researchers Award

Previous MediaArtHistories Award winners are:

Prof. Dr. Barbara STAFFORD
Prof. Werner NEKES
Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie DUGUET
Prof. Dr. Christiane PAUL

2025 – MediaArtHistories International Award: Call for Nominations

On the occasion of its 11th Biennial Conference Re:Generate, the Media Art Histories Conference Board is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the Media Art Histories Award for Outstanding Achievement!

The media art histories award is biennially conferred upon an individual scholar working in any language in recognition for their innovative and inspirational contribution to the field of Media Art Histories, sustained development of the global community and research of Media Art, and for scholarly excellence at the highest level.


The ceremony of the 5th Media Art Histories Award will take place at the Re:Generate 2025 Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology to be held in Colombia.

The Media Art Histories Board asks for your nominations. Please submit proposals of approximately 500 words describing the nominee’s merit and achievements in scholarship in the histories of the media arts, the arts and science and/or the arts and technology, and/or related fields.

The time for nominations will close on April, 2025.
Please submit your proposals to coordination(at)mediaarthistory.org
A committee of board and non-board members will select the MediaArtHistories Award winner.

Initiated by the Media Art Histories Board: (Steering Committee)

Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana Universität, DE)
Andres BURBANO (Universidad de los Andes, CO)
Sean CUBITT (University of Melbourne, AU)
Oliver GRAU (Chair, Soc. for the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology)
Inge HINTERWALDNER (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE)
Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California, US)
Machiko KUSAHARA (Waseda University, JP)
Katja KWASTEK (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Gunalan NADARAJAN (Ann Arbor School of Art&Design, US)
Chris SALTER (Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, CH)
Paul THOMAS (University of New South Wales, AU)