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Welcome to Albuquerque! 8-11 October
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URGENT ACTION NEEDED from US members of SHOT:
The COMPETE Reauthorization Bill, if approved in the House of Representatives, will undercut NSF's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (which supports many projects in the history of science). Starting May 20, the Bill is just now under discussion by the full House of Representatives and a vote will be taken very soon.
Please take a few minutes (literally a few minutes) to register your opposition to this bill through the Consortium of Social Science Associations, http://www.cossa.org/tag/competes/. Congressional representatives do pay attention to such messages from their constituents, and it is important that your voices be heard.
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.