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New Orleans
18-21 November 2021

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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
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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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July 26th, 2021

WITH Conference Grant 2021 published!

Please find information concerning the WITH CONFERENCE GRANT – 2021 here

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July 26th, 2021

forthcoming: Preparing Dinosaurs (Caitlin Wylie investigates the skilled labor of fossil preparators)

Those awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons on display in museums do not spring fully assembled from the earth. Technicians known as preparators…

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June 28th, 2021

Tensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival 28 june – 2 july 2021

From 28 June until 2 July the Tensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival takes place. The festival enables workshop organizers…

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June 22nd, 2021

recently published article: Energy justice within, between and beyond European community energy initiatives: A review.

Natascha van Bommel and Johanna Höffken (Eindhoven University of Technology) are happy to share with you their recently published article:…

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April 14th, 2021

Call For Papers Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society Virtual Conference 23-25 September 2021

This year, SIGCIS [SHOT’s Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society] is holding its annual conference virtually, Sept 23-25,…

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April 8th, 2021

Vacancy: The History of Science Society seeks a visionary Executive Director

As the History of Science Society looks towards its second century, the next Executive Director (ED) will be charged with…

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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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