Call For Papers:
Please note, the deadline
for submissions has passed. Proposals are no longer being accepted
The Society for the History of Technology will hold its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, 10–13 October. The Program Committee invites paper and session proposals on any topic in the history of technology, broadly defined. The Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or sessions from researchers at all levels (including graduate students, chaired professors, and independent scholars). It welcomes proposals from those new to SHOT, regardless of discipline, as well as those familiar with the field. Applicants are encouraged to propose sessions that include a diverse mix of participants: multinational origins, a mix of men and women, a balance of professional ranks (i.e., mixing graduate students and junior scholars with senior scholars), etc. Strong preference will be given to panels whose presenters have diverse institutional affiliations. Please see the instructions below for submitting a proposal on-line.
For the 2013 meeting the Program Committee continues to welcome unconventional sessions; that is, session formats that diverge in useful ways from the typical three/four papers with comment. These might include round-table sessions, workshop-style sessions with papers that are pre-circulated electronically, or "author meets critics" sessions. We also welcome poster proposals for presentation in poster sessions.
THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS 31 MARCH 2013.
General ground rules SHOT rules exclude multiple submissions (i.e., submitting more than one individual paper proposal, or proposing both an individual paper and a paper as part of a session). However, scholars may both propose a paper and serve as a commentator or session chair. Proposals sponsored by one of SHOT’s special interest groups (SIGs) should note the affiliation in the session abstract.
Proposals for individual papers must include 1. a one-page abstract (maximum 500 words)
2. a one-page curriculum vitae, including current postal and e-mail addresses
Proposals for complete sessions must include 1. a description of the session that explains how individual papers contribute to an overall theme (maximum 300 words)
2. the names and paper titles of the presenters
3. for each presenter, a one-page summary (maximum 500 words)
4. for the commentator, chair, and each presenter: a one-page curriculum vitae, including current postal and e-mail addresses
Non-traditional proposals must include 1. a one-page description of the proposed activity or material (maximum 500 words)
2. a one-page curriculum vitae, including current postal and e-mail addresses for the submitter and all other participants.
For more information please see the Society's Annual Meeting Webpage. For information about the status of the program or for general questions about the Society, please email SHOT Secretary Bernie Carlson.
The Society for the History of Technology
C/O Department of Science, Technology & Society;
University of Virginia
PO Box 400744;
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4744
fax: 1.434.975.2190 (please indicate "For SHOT" on the cover page)