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New Orleans
18-21 November 2021

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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 24th, 2021

The TOD-IS-RUR consortium offers 10 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions, with starting dates 01/09/2021 and 01/10/2021.

The Innovative Training Network (ITN) Transit Oriented Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Rural-Urban Regions (TOD-IS-RUR) is currently recruiting 10 Early Stage…

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February 15th, 2021

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position: historical perspectives on sustainability transitions (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

Eindhoven University of Technology’s School of Innovation Sciences is now hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor to research and teach long-term,…

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February 15th, 2021

Read the latest research and book reviews in Technology and Culture!

                  October 2020, Vol 61, No 4 Special Issue Manufacturing Modernity: Innovations…

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February 9th, 2021

Call for Papers: Childbirth Technologies & Techniques (deadline March 15 2021)

Call for Papers: Childbirth Technologies & Techniques (deadline March 15 2021) Editors: Dr. Scottie Hale Buehler, University of Texas at…

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January 20th, 2021

Call for proposals: Tensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival


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January 16th, 2021

Apply for a tenure-track faculty position in Communication, Media and Technology, at San Diego State University (SDSU)

The School of Communication and the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications…

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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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