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2020

Annual Meeting

New Orleans (Louisiana)
7-11 October 2020

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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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July 7th, 2020

The position of Chief Curator for NASM

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570557200 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570558300 The two links above are for Trust (non-federal) and Federal variants of the same job. Summary This position…

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July 7th, 2020

Extended CfP: ‘Adventures in Chemistry and Technology-Exploring the Legacy of 19th Century Innovation in Textiles, Jewellery and Materials’ extended to the 20th July 2020.

With many thanks to those of you who have already submitted abstracts and with current circumstances in mind the call…

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July 7th, 2020

New issue of HoST online (14.1, June 2020)

HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal, available online, published in English by…

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June 19th, 2020

SHOT Annual Meeting 2020

Because of COVID-19, we are unable to meet in New Orleans in 2020. We are exploring options for virtual panels…

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June 17th, 2020

SHOT co-signed AHA Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States

5 June 2020 (update 17 June) SHOT is endorsing the American Historical Association (AHA) Statement on the History of Racist…

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May 13th, 2020

Professor Schriever Space Seminar, Air War College

The Air War College is hiring a professor to teach in a space-focused seminar. The search is focused on the…

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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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