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New Orleans (Louisiana)
7-11 October 2020

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Society for the History of Technology

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.

SHOT is an interdisciplinary organization concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history (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.

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.

Membership: Join or renew your SHOT membership
News: Read internal and external news and updates
Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Read about & join one of SHOT's SIGs, created to bring together scholars and professionals with interests in specific fields of the history of technology
Doing History of Technology: Hear about doing the History of Technology and why it matters
SHOT publications: Find out more about our publications including Technology & Culture

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March 7th, 2020

Museum Curator in Environmental History

Museum Curator in Environmental History Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History Kenneth E. Behring Center Division of Work and…

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March 2nd, 2020

SHOT Awards and Fellowships – 2020 deadlines

It is now possible to nominate candidates for several SHOT Awards and Fellowships: Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship Awarded annually to…

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March 2nd, 2020

Nominate candidates for the Leonardo da Vinci Medal 2020

The Leonardo da Vinci Medal is the society’s highest honor, presented to an individual who has greatly contributed to the…

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March 2nd, 2020

New annual prize: Martha Trescott Prize

The Society for the History of Technology announces a new annual prize beginning 2020. The inaugural award will consist of…

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February 12th, 2020

Curator of the History of American Women in Aviation, Spaceflight, Astronomy, and/or Planetary Science.

The Office of Provost and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outlined a…

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February 12th, 2020

Assistant Director, Center for Historical Research

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the full-time position of Assistant Director, Center for Historical Research. The Assistant Director…

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Technology's Stories

Technology’s Stories is SHOT’s latest initiative – an open-acess digital magazine featuring essays, blogs, book announcements from SHOT members.

We engage readers with the usable past—stories that help us make sense of contemporary technological challenges and aspirations. Technology’s Stories is a place for thinkers to share new insights on the integration of technology with our environments and our social, political, and economic lives.

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