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2019

Annual Meeting

Milan, Italy
24-27 October 2019

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SHOT

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.

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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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August 19th, 2019

SHOT-Elections 2019

Vote online until September 30 2019 via the ONLINE BALLOT. This year’s ballot includes candidates for the Executive Council, Secretary,…

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July 17th, 2019

Symposium April 23-25 2020: American Contact – Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book

April 23-25, 2020 Princeton UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania Project organizers:Rhae Lynn Barnes (Princeton University, History)Glenda Goodman (University of Pennsylvania, Music) American…

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July 17th, 2019

University of Strathclyde (Glasgow): Doctoral Studentship INSPRE Program

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Sustainable Practices of Research in Energy (C-INSPRE) offers a holistic educational experience tailored to the growing…

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July 17th, 2019

CHSTM Technology Working Group: Call for Proposals

As we put together next year’s schedule of papers for discussion for the Technology Working Group of the Consortium for…

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July 16th, 2019

National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2020-21 Call for Applications

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong…

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April 9th, 2019

Call for Papers: Special Issue Computing Capitalisms: History, Business, and Information Technology

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing invites submissions for a special issue titled “Computing Capitalisms.” Edited by Gerardo…

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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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