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2018

Annual Meeting

St. Louis, Missouri
11-14 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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May 29th, 2018

SHOT Privacy Policy

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Data (where some of our society data is…

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May 25th, 2018

SHOT-IHNS-CNSM Workshop Hangzhou: Craft and Innovation in Modern Societies

Hangzhou, 1-3 June 2018 Following on a highly successful SHOT-sponsored workshop on Craft and innovation held in Chennai, India in…

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May 20th, 2018

Workshop Istanbul: History of Technology in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Cities at the turn of the 20th century

The “History of Technology in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Cities at the turn of the 20th century” workshop, which will be…

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April 20th, 2018

Huntington-USC Institute: Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate in the History of Aerospace

The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) and the Department of History at the University of Southern California…

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April 18th, 2018

Watch acceptance speech of 2017 Leonardo da Vinci Medal winner, Arnold Pacey

In recognition of his lucid and accessible pioneering of critical approaches in the history of technology, his intellectual boldness, and…

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April 6th, 2018

SHOT 2018 Graduate Student Workshop: call for papers

Call for Papers:  SHOT 2018 Graduate Student Workshop Annual Meeting 2018: St. Louis, Missouri, US 11-14 October 2018     SHOT…

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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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