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Special Interest Group Activities

An important feature of the SHOT Annual Meeting is the inclusion of a number of special interest group (SIG) gatherings. 

Albatrosses
The Albatrosses, whose interests cover all things related to aviation and aerospace, will have an informal breakfast on Sunday morning followed by a roundtable session highlighting the current research of grad students and young scholars.  To join the Albatrosses email list, send an email request to Debbie Douglas.

Computers, Information and Society
The SIG on Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) will have a lunch on Friday.  The charge for regular attendees is $25 and $12 for graduate students (thanks to a subsidy from the SIG).  Please indicate your participation on the registration form.

SIGCIS is also organizing on Sunday (9-6 pm) a daylong workshop with the theme "Materiality and Immateriality in the History of Computing".  For more details about the Sunday workshop, please visit the group's WebsiteNote that if you are planning to attend this workshop, you need to register for the SHOT meeting and indicate on the registration form that you will be attending this event on Sunday.

Envirotech
Envirotech will hold a breakfast meeting on Saturday morning.  The cost for the breakfast will be FREE for grad students (thanks to support from the SIG) and $7 for others.  Please indicate your participation on the registration form.  To celebrate Envirotech's 10th anniversary and to announce that the SIG's biannual article prize has been named in honor of Joel Tarr, the group will also be having cake during the coffee break between sessions on Friday afternoon.

Jovians
The Jovians (electrical history) and the Mercurians (communications) will hold their traditional joint lunch-time meeting on Saturday.  People interested in coming to lunch should meet Andy Butrica and Jonathan Coopersmith in the main hotel lobby at 12.30 pm to walk to a local restaurant.  Each person will pay individually.

Prometheans
The Prometheans, the SIG concerned with improving ties between historians of technology and engineers, will hold a lunch-time meeting on Saturday at a restaurant near the Murano. People interested in coming to lunch should meet Atsushi Akera and Ann Johnson in the main hotel lobby at 12.30 pm to walk to a local restaurant.  Each person will pay individually. The group will also meet on Sunday morning for an event or activity to be determined; for more information, email Atsushi Akera.

SMiTInG
SMiTIng, the SHOT Military Technology Interest Group, will convene on Sunday morning for an event to be determined.  For more information, please email Bart Hacker.

TEMSIG
TEMSIG, the museum group, unanimously voted to have cocktails together on Thursday night in the bar on the lobby level of the Hotel Murano.  Meet Allison Marsh there around 5.30ish.

Tensions of Europe
The Tensions of Europe group will NOT be meeting during the Tacoma conference.

WITH
Women in Technological History (WITH) will have a lunch at the Murano on Friday at 12.30 pm.  The cost of this lunch is $22 per person and $11 (thanks to support from the SIG) for graduate students and underemployed scholars.

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