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St. Louis, Missouri
11-14 October 2018

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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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March 14th, 2018

New York University: Dibner Chair in History and Philosophy of Technology and Science

New York University: NYU – Domestic: Tandon School of Engineering: Technology, Culture and Society Dibner Chair in History and Philosophy…

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March 14th, 2018

SHOT Annual Meeting St. Louis: Flashtalk session for graduate students in the history and sociology of science and of technology

This is a special session developed by the two society presidents, John Krige (SHOT president 2017-2018) and Janet Browne (HSS…

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March 7th, 2018

SHOT NASA Fellowship 2018

The NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology, offered by SHOT and supported by the National Aeronautics and Space…

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March 5th, 2018

Journal of Transport History: John Scholes Transport History Research Essay Competition, 2018

The John Scholes Prize is awarded annually to the writer of a publishable paper based on original research into any…

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March 2nd, 2018

The Dibner Award

The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize…

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February 26th, 2018

PhD in Material Social Futures: The history and future of data storage and data use

Deadline for Applications: 30th March 2018 This is a call for applications for a three year fully funded PhD studentship…

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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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