Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) was formed in 1958 to encourage the study of the development of technology and its relations with society and culture.
An interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history--that is, the relationship of technology to politics, economics, science, the arts, and the organization of production, and with the role it plays in the differentiation of individuals in society. Not least, it is concernedwith interpretive flexibility, the conception that beliefs about whether a technology "works" are contingent on the expectations, needs, and ideologies of those who interact with it.
SHOT members represent a wide range of disciplines and professions, from history and the humanities to engineering and science, and come from some thirty-five countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Call for Participation in SHOT’s Three Minute Dissertation Video Contest
SHOT announces its first ever three minute video contest for PhD students and recent graduates! “Pitch” your dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video and win registration, accommodations, and a banquet ticket for a SHOT meeting of your choice. All entrants will have their videos featured on SHOT’s Vimeo channel and the best ten will be featured on Technology’s Stories. Deadline for submissions is August 1.
For More Information: http://www.historyoftechnology.org/media/pdf/SHOTVideoContestCall.pdf