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Philadelphia, PA
26 - 29 October

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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.

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October 2nd, 2017

Competition for Best Graduate or Early-Career Panel at the SHOT Annual Meeting, Philadelphia 2017

Technology’s Stories announces a special competition for best graduate student and/or early-career panel at the 2017 SHOT annual meeting! We…

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September 20th, 2017

Call for proposals: To Boldly Preserve: Archiving for the Next Half-Century of Space Flight Conference

Center for the History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics College Park, Maryland March 1-2, 2018   Paper,…

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September 20th, 2017

Association for Computing Machinery’s History Committee: Call for Research Project Proposals

The Association for Computing Machinery’s History Committee invites proposals for research projects related to ACM’s professional and educational activities and/or to…

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August 17th, 2017

Job Opportunity: Full Professor in History of Technology at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

The Department of Social Sciences and History at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, is seeking to fill a position of Full…

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July 12th, 2017

Job Opportunity: Lecturers at the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia

The Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science (http://www.eands.virginia.edu/) seeks multiple…

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June 13th, 2017

Congratulations to Margaret Grubiak

Technology and Culture is happy to announce that Margaret Grubiak’s article “An Architecture for the Electronic Church: Oral Roberts University…

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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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