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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SHOT is pleased to announce the 2021 Award and Fellowship winners. The prizes will be officially announced during the Awards…Read More
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, is seeking a curator for “contemporary spaceflight in a global…Read More
The Linda Hall Library invites doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and independent researchers to apply for its 2022-23 fellowships in the…Read More
The Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) at Stanford University invites applications for a fixed-term Assistant Professor (Research) faculty position.…Read More
The Johns Hopkins University is looking for two Postdoctoral Fellows (2 years each) to assist with development of critical research…Read More
The Economic and Business History Society annual conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 18-22, 2022,…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