St. Louis, Missouri
11-14 October 2018
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
New York University: NYU – Domestic: Tandon School of Engineering: Technology, Culture and Society Dibner Chair in History and Philosophy…Read More
This is a special session developed by the two society presidents, John Krige (SHOT president 2017-2018) and Janet Browne (HSS…Read More
The NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology, offered by SHOT and supported by the National Aeronautics and Space…Read More
The John Scholes Prize is awarded annually to the writer of a publishable paper based on original research into any…Read More
The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize…Read More
Deadline for Applications: 30th March 2018 This is a call for applications for a three year fully funded PhD studentship…Read More
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.Find out more