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2022

SHOT Annual Meeting

New Orleans (Louisiana)
10-13 November 2022

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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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November 29th, 2022

SHOT Elections 2022 – VOTE NOW

Vote online until 20 December 2022 via the ONLINE BALLOT. Please note that only SHOT members are eligible to vote.…

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November 14th, 2022

Proposed amendments SHOT Constitution Approved

The proposed Amendments of the SHOT Constitution have been approved unanimously by the SHOT members present at the SHOT Business…

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November 13th, 2022

Winner Robinson Prize 2022

The winner of the Robinson Prize 2022 is Salwa Hoque (New York University) for her paper Digital Databases: Colonial Legacies…

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November 13th, 2022

SHOT Award and Fellowship Winners 2022

SHOT is pleased to announce the 2022 Award and Fellowship winners. The prizes were officially announced during the SHOT Awards…

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October 27th, 2022

Tenure-line Faculty – Open Rank – Science, Technology, and Society (STS) – Technoscience and Social Impact (Fall 2023)

Tenure-line Faculty – Open Rank – Science, Technology, and Society (STS) – Technoscience and Social Impact   The Science, Technology,…

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October 27th, 2022

Robotics and AI: New Perspectives (FREE four day webinar series, 1-4 November 2022

Robotics and AI: New Perspectives A four-day webinar series convened by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention…

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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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