26 - 29 October
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.
An interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history—that is, 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. Not least, it is concerned with interpretive flexibility, the conception that beliefs about whether a technology "works" are contingent on the expectations, needs, and ideologies of those who interact with it.
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.Read More
SHOT is pleased to announce its new Small Grants Award and will consider proposals from external individuals and organizations to…Read More
Technology’s Stories is SHOT's latest initiative - an open-acess digital magazine featuring essays, blogs, book announcements from SHOT members.Read More
The Society for the History of Technology is committed to academic freedom, freedom of expression, and fostering diversity with regard…Read More
Technology and Culture is happy to announce that Margaret Grubiak’s article “An Architecture for the Electronic Church: Oral Roberts University…Read More
As a leading organization promoting the historical interpretation of technology in its many forms and contexts, it is vital today…Read More
CALL FOR PAPERS for International Conference “CONTOURS OF THE FUTURE: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN CULTURAL CONTEXT” 1 – 3 November…Read More
We announce a conference at the Office for the History of Science, Uppsala University to take place April 12-14, 2018…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