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8-11 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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November 12th, 2020

NCPH awards

NCPH awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The purpose…

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November 12th, 2020

Melvin Kranzberg Professorship in the History of Technology

The School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech invites applications for the Melvin Kranzberg Professorship in the History of…

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November 12th, 2020

Vacancy: Director of Curatorial Affairs (DCA)

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum (NPM) is dedicated to the preservation, study, and presentation of postal history and philately (the…

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November 12th, 2020

Linda Hall Library, 2021-22 Virtual Fellowships

The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 fellowship program. These fellowships provide graduate students, postdoctoral researchers,…

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November 11th, 2020

Black Inventors and Innovators: New Perspectives

A free week-long webinar series Convened by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center November 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2020 |…

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October 9th, 2020

Results SHOT Elections 2020

Results SHOT Elections 2020 We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020 SHOT Elections. Elected are: New members…

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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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