18-21 November 2021
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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Please find information concerning the WITH CONFERENCE GRANT – 2021 hereRead More
Those awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons on display in museums do not spring fully assembled from the earth. Technicians known as preparators…Read More
From 28 June until 2 July the Tensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival takes place. The festival enables workshop organizers…Read More
Natascha van Bommel and Johanna Höffken (Eindhoven University of Technology) are happy to share with you their recently published article:…Read More
This year, SIGCIS [SHOT’s Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society] is holding its annual conference virtually, Sept 23-25,…Read More
As the History of Science Society looks towards its second century, the next Executive Director (ED) will be charged with…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