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2017

Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA
26 - 29 October

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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.

An interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history—that is, 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. Not least, it is concerned with interpretive flexibility, the conception that beliefs about whether a technology "works" are contingent on the expectations, needs, and ideologies of those who interact with it.

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.

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May 29th, 2017

SHOT Small Grants announcement

SHOT is pleased to announce its new Small Grants Award and will consider proposals from external individuals and organizations to…

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April 28th, 2017

Technology’s Stories

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

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February 7th, 2017

Statement by the Officers and Executive Council of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) regarding immigration policy changes in the US

The Society for the History of Technology is committed to academic freedom, freedom of expression, and fostering diversity with regard…

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June 13th, 2017

Congratulations to Margaret Grubiak

Technology and Culture is happy to announce that Margaret Grubiak’s article “An Architecture for the Electronic Church: Oral Roberts University…

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May 29th, 2017

SHOT and Social Media

As a leading organization promoting the historical interpretation of technology in its many forms and contexts, it is vital today…

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May 18th, 2017

CFP: Contours of the Future: Technology and Innovation in Cultural Context, 1-3 November 2017, St Petersburg, Russia

CALL FOR PAPERS for International Conference “CONTOURS OF THE FUTURE: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN CULTURAL CONTEXT” 1 – 3 November…

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April 5th, 2017

CFP: “Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice” (Office for the History of Science, Uppsala University, 12-14 April, 2018)

We announce a conference at the Office for the History of Science, Uppsala University to take place April 12-14, 2018…

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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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