The Society for the History of Technology is dedicated to the historical study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts. Founded in 1958, the society now numbers around 1500 members. An international society, SHOT meets annually in North America or Europe and also sponsors smaller conferences focused on specialized topics, often jointly with other scholarly societies and organizations.
SHOT is an international organization that actively works to foster a stronger global community for the study of the history of technology and to support a worldwide network of scholars in this field. We welcome as members people from any country who are interested in the history of technology, broadly defined. SHOT currently has members from at least thirty-five countries, including Australia, Greece, Italy, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, and India. Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Japan, and France all have significant representation in SHOT.
SHOT has a number of programs to support members from outside North America, including our International Scholars program and our program of travel grants to SHOT meetings. At least once every four years SHOT holds its annual meeting outside North America. Previous locations have included London, Munich, Uppsala, Amsterdam, and Lisbon.
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)