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25-29 October 2023
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
The University of Edinburgh is hiring a historian of technology and/or capitalism and casting a wide net. It will be…Read More
The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Gaming, Media, and Communication.…Read More
Calling all historians of science – enter the 7th Notes and Records Essay Award Notes and Records reports on current research…Read More
22 December 2022 We are pleased to announce the results of the 2022 SHOT Elections. Elected are: New members of…Read More
Linda Hall Library, 2023-24 Fellowships The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2023-24 fellowship program. These fellowships provide graduate…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