ACM History Committee

Call for Proposals: 2024 ACM History and Archiving Fellowships

The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing profession, and today has 100,000 members around the world. To encourage historical research, the ACM History Committee plans to support up to four research projects with awards of up to $4,000 each. Successful candidates may be of any […]

2023 ACM History Fellowship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the the 2023 ACM History Fellowship Winners! The winners for this year are: David Dunning, University of Pennsylvania,Bonnie Mitchell (Bowling Green State University) and Jan Searleman (Clarkson University),Dana Plepys, University of Illinois at Chicago,Simon Rowberry, University College London, and Kevin Walsh, University of California, San Diego Past winners and their proposal titles can […]

2022 ACM History Fellowship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the the 2022 ACM History Fellowship Winners! The winners for this year are: Ruth Lennon (Letterkenny Institute of Technology) and Rukiye Altin (METU Development and Foundation Schools, Bonnie Mitchell (Bowling Green State University) and Jan Searleman (Clarkson University), Daniel Pillis (UCLA), Eric Rawn (UC Berkeley), and Huixin Tian (Indiana University Bloomington). Past winners […]

ACM Articles of Incorporation Posted

In support of the 75th anniversary celebration of ACM’s founding, we’ve posted the incorporation documents for ACM from September 29th, 1954. The articles were signed a week earlier on September 22nd, 1954 by Alex Orden, John Howard and Robert Campbell. This documents gives the articles of incorporation for ACM as incorporated in the state of […]

Call for Proposals: 2022 ACM History Fellowships

The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing profession, and today has 100,000 members around the world. To encourage historical research, the ACM History Committee plans to support up to four research projects with awards of up to $4,000 each. Successful candidates may be of any […]

2021 ACM History Fellowship Winners Announced

Congratulations to 2021 ACM History Fellowship Winners! Kanyinsola Obayan, M.I.T., Bonnie Mitchell and Jan Searleman, Bowling Green State University and Clarkson University, Don Gotterbarn, Professor Emeritus of East Tennessee State University, Zach Loeb, University of Pennsylvania, and Gloria Townsend, DePauw University. Past winners and their proposal titles can be found here.

Video Clips of Turing Laureates for Class Use

The ACM History Committee invites educators and students to augment course content in CS education with a new resource: short video segments from interviews with A. M. Turing Award laureates. These video clips were curated by Thomas Haigh and are taken from longer oral history interviews with the laureates. Each clip highlights the work and […]

Call for Proposals: 2021 History Fellowships

The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing profession, and today has 100,000 members around the world. To encourage historical research, the ACM History Committee plans to support up to four research projects with awards of up to $4,000 each. Successful candidates may be of any […]

A.M. Turing Award Winners’ Oral History Short Videos

As part of the committee’s work to conduct oral history interviews with Turing Award winners, Tom Haigh (Univ. of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) has extracted a number of short videos from those interviews. These videos highlight interesting parts of the winners’ work or career. We expect that these videos can help educational computing programs not only […]

2020 ACM History Fellowship Winners Announced

Congratulations to 2020 ACM History Fellowship Winners! Bonnie Mitchell and Jan Searleman (Bowling Green State Univ. and Clarkson Univ.), Brianna Morrison (University of Nebraska – Omaha), Rebecca Perry (independent scholar), Dana Plepys (University of Illinois – Chicago), and Gloria Townsend (DePauw University). Past winners and their proposal titles can be found here.