26-30 October 2017
SHOT Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call for Proposals: Open Sessions
Individuals interested in finding others to join panel sessions for the Annual Meeting may propose Open Sessions, starting January 20, with a final deadline of March 15. Open Sessions descriptions, along with organizer contact information, will appear as soon as possible on the SHOT website. (The earlier the proposal, the earlier it will be posted to the website.)
You can download the call here.
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 concerned with 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.
Future Annual Meetings:
2018: St. Louis, Missouri, 10-14 October 2018
2019: Milan, Italy, 19-22 September 2019