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New Orleans (Louisiana)
7-11 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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February 12th, 2020

Curator of the History of American Women in Aviation, Spaceflight, Astronomy, and/or Planetary Science.

The Office of Provost and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outlined a…

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February 12th, 2020

Assistant Director, Center for Historical Research

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the full-time position of Assistant Director, Center for Historical Research. The Assistant Director…

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February 12th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Scholar and Assistant Director of Co-teaching, Center for Science and Society, Columbia University

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University seeks an independent and interdisciplinary postdoctoral researcher with experience in curriculum…

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January 23rd, 2020

Towards comparative, historically informed research on African urban mobility issues — call for participation in the formation of a research network – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 8 – 9 June 2020

Conveners: Dr. Njogu Morgan (History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Dr. Yusuf Madugu (History Department, Bayero University, Nigeria),…

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January 23rd, 2020

Call for Papers: Midwest Junto for the History of Science 2020 (April 24-26, 2020, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA)

For more than six decades, the Midwest Junto has fostered an informal, congenial environment where students, faculty, and independent scholars…

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January 17th, 2020

Long and Short-term Fellowships at the Science History Institute

The Beckman Center for the history of chemistry at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA, USA, invites applications for…

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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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