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SHOT Annual Meeting

Long Beach (California)
25-29 October 2023

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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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June 1st, 2023

Call: historian who specializes in the intersection of culture and technology, especially within the post-war period. 

How technology forged culture and drove politics in the Cold War – new Smithsonian Channel documentary The UK-based television production…

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May 22nd, 2023

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites proposals for its next institutional host

Hosting the Consortium would place the host(s) at the center of a vibrant network that includes some of the world’s…

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May 19th, 2023

Call for Proposals: NCPH and the Utah Division of State History/Utah Historical Society, April 10-13, 2024, Salt Lake City.

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS The National Council on Public History and Utah Division of State History/Utah Historical Society jointly seek proposals for our…

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May 11th, 2023

CfP: II Atlantic Conference, 2023 – 25 to 28 September (deadline 31 May)

Call for papers of the II Atlantic Conference, with the theme “Body, Technology and Time”. Date – 2023 – 25…

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May 10th, 2023

Special notice SHOT Secretariat concerning spam e-mail messages

Dear SHOT members, We’ve had reports that spam messages are circulating, appearing to come from SHOT President Gabrielle Hecht. She…

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May 10th, 2023

Tenure track faculty position: Assistant or Associate Professor in History of Medicine at JHU

Description: The Department of the History of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites applications for tenure-track…

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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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