Professor David Nye, from the School of Comparative American Studies, has been awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Medal – the highest award given by the Society for the History of Technology. The medal is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the history of technology, through research, teaching, publications, and other activities. Previous winners include David Landes, Harvard University and Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford University.
Professor Nye is the sole author of nine books and a number of edited collections. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 and has received a number of honours, awards and distinctions throughout his career.