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2024

ICOHTEC - SHOT Annual Meeting

Viña del Mar, Chile
9-14 July

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SHOT

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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May 31st, 2024

Joy Parr, 2018 da Vinci medalist, passes away

SHOT is greatly saddened by the passing of Professor Joy Parr, a luminous member of our community. Joy Parr’s exceptional…

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May 28th, 2024

Pre-conference textile repair workshop in Santiago de Chile

On Monday 8 July – one day before the conference – theMuseo Chileno de Arte Precolombino in Santiago will open…

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May 28th, 2024

Register now for ICOHTEC-SHOT 2024

The joint ICOHTEC-SHOT 2024 Annual Meeting will take place in Viña del Mar (Chile) on 9-14 July. This will be…

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May 18th, 2024

ICOHTEC-SHOT Winter PhD School – Santiago de Chile 8-9 July 2024 – Apply now

The First joint ICOHTEC-SHOT Winter PhD School, held in Santiago de Chile, will combine the Joint Annual Meeting of ICOHTEC…

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April 26th, 2024

CALL: SHOT Cooperative Book Exhibit and Silent Book Auction in Chile

SHOT Cooperative Book Exhibit and Silent Book Auction in Chile Since some publishers will be unable to attend our meeting…

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April 23rd, 2024

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Dear SHOT community, It appears that a side-effect of presidenting a professional society is vulnerability to impersonation by spam bots.…

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Technology's Stories

Technology’s Stories is SHOT’s latest initiative – an open-access 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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