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SHOT Annual Meeting

Long Beach (California)
25-29 October 2023

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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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March 20th, 2023

CfP 2023 VMHC HISTORY MATTERS SYMPOSIUM (deadline 14 April 2023)

Call for Proposals! Deadline for Submission: Friday, April 14, 2023. This year, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture will…

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March 13th, 2023

ECP MWG Offers 15-20 opportunities in several categories of the STEMM enterprise (deadline 29 March 2023)

AAAS Multidisciplinary Working Groups (MWGs) aim to leverage the multidisciplinary strengths, advisory perspective and knowledge of AAAS to address a…

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March 7th, 2023

The American Historical Association and HSS, in partnership with the Society for the History of Technology, are now accepting applications for the 2023–24 Fellowships in Aerospace History. Deadline April 1.

The American Historical Association and the History of Science Society (HSS), in partnership with the Society for the History of…

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March 7th, 2023

The Sloan Foundation is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry for research projects to advance historical scholarship on thematic areas of interest to the Foundation (deadline Thursday, March 16, 2023)

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports basic research and public understanding of science, technology, and economic behavior. We believe that…

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March 6th, 2023

Call for Papers (on-line) MOSEC Conference, 18-20 May 2023

MOSEC 2023 or Modernization by the State and its Ecological Consequences Conference 2023 is an interdisciplinary online conference for the…

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February 18th, 2023

3-year, renewable Lecturer position in the Program in Science, Technology & Society at Stanford University.

Stanford has been involved in a major remaking of introductory general education.  The University launched the COLLEGE program as a…

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Technology's Stories

Technology’s Stories is SHOT’s latest initiative – an open-access 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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