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2020

Annual Meeting

New Orleans (Louisiana)
7-11 October 2020

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SHOT

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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January 23rd, 2020

Towards comparative, historically informed research on African urban mobility issues — call for participation in the formation of a research network – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 8 – 9 June 2020

Conveners: Dr. Njogu Morgan (History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Dr. Yusuf Madugu (History Department, Bayero University, Nigeria),…

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January 23rd, 2020

Call for Papers: Midwest Junto for the History of Science 2020 (April 24-26, 2020, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA)

For more than six decades, the Midwest Junto has fostered an informal, congenial environment where students, faculty, and independent scholars…

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January 17th, 2020

Long and Short-term Fellowships at the Science History Institute

The Beckman Center for the history of chemistry at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA, USA, invites applications for…

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January 17th, 2020

Call for Proposals ICOHTEC Symposium Prague 2021

The International Committee for the History of Technology’s 48th Symposium in Prague, 25 – 31 July 2021 *NEW extended deadline…

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January 17th, 2020

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for the 2020 round of the Public Scholars program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for the 2020 round of the Public Scholars program, which supports…

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January 10th, 2020

TURRIANO ICOHTEC PRIZE

The Turriano ICOHTEC Prize is an Early Career Prize for Books on the history of technology, sponsored by the Juanelo Turriano…

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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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