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St. Louis, Missouri
10-14 October 2018

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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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October 26th, 2017

Tweeting from SHOT Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2017 #SHOT2017

For those interested in and/or attending our SHOT annual meeting in Philadelphia this week, follow the conference via #SHOT2017 on…

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November 6th, 2017

SHOT Panel: Thinking With Ann Johnson

The Society for the History of Technology held its annual meeting in Philadelphia in late October 2017. It was the…

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November 2nd, 2017

2017 SHOT Awards Announced

SHOT-president John Krige and former SHOT-president Francesca Bray announced the various 2017 Awards October 28 at the Awards Banquet at…

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November 2nd, 2017


This year’s ballot included candidates for the Executive Council, Nominating Committee, and Editorial Committee. The Executive Council is SHOT’s governing…

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October 27th, 2017

2019 SHOT Annual Meeting announced: Milan, Italy

We are very pleased to announce that our 2019 Annual Meeting will be held in the beautiful city of Milan,…

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October 2nd, 2017

Competition for Best Graduate or Early-Career Panel at the SHOT Annual Meeting, Philadelphia 2017

Technology’s Stories announces a special competition for best graduate student and/or early-career panel at the 2017 SHOT annual meeting! We…

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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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