Membership OfferingsSHOT 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.
Video Contest Call
Registration is now open for SHOT 2014 in Dearborn Michigan
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- first prize now includes travel expenses!
“Pitch” your dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video and win travel expenses, registration, accommodations, and a banquet ticket for a SHOT meeting of your choice. We warmly welcome submissions from graduate students and recent graduates in all fields whose work focuses on technology and has a historical dimension. If you are interested in STS, the histories of technology, science, medicine, or material culture, we'd love to see your video. All entrants will have their videos featured on SHOT’s Vimeo channel and the best ten will be featured on Technology’s Stories.
For More Information: Video Contest Call
Deadline for submissions is August 1. Please see video contest page for details and resources to help you get started!