New Orleans (Louisiana)
10-13 November 2022
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 Center for Clean Energy Innovation at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is pleased to invite applicants to participate in…Read More
“Technology in Asia” Virtual Workshop The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to invite early career scholars, early career practitioners,…Read More
A new issue of Technology and Culture is now available: Read the latest research and book reviews! January 2022, Volume 63,…Read More
SHOT is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Elections. Elected as new members of the Executive Council (2022-2024)…Read More
The Bishir Prize, named for longtime member and influential scholar Catherine W. Bishir, is awarded annually to the scholarly article…Read More
AHRC-funded PhD Studentship with the University of Exeter, Bath Spa University and PK Porthcurno Museum of Global Communication Sustaining the Nervous…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