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.
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With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Data (where some of our society data is…Read More
Hangzhou, 1-3 June 2018 Following on a highly successful SHOT-sponsored workshop on Craft and innovation held in Chennai, India in…Read More
The “History of Technology in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Cities at the turn of the 20th century” workshop, which will be…Read More
The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) and the Department of History at the University of Southern California…Read More
In recognition of his lucid and accessible pioneering of critical approaches in the history of technology, his intellectual boldness, and…Read More
Call for Papers: SHOT 2018 Graduate Student Workshop Annual Meeting 2018: St. Louis, Missouri, US 11-14 October 2018 SHOT…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