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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
Dear SHOT community, It was a delight to see some 300 of you in Los Angeles! Despite many unexpected hurdles,…Read More
SHOT GLOBAL COMMUNITY SCHOLARS 2023-2025 Each year, SHOT designates selected Global Community Scholars for a two-year term. These scholars act…Read More
Joint annual meeting of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) and the Society for the History of…Read More
CHSTM/SHOT Career Diversity Workshops Are you a graduate student, early career scholar, advisor, or established professional looking to change careers?…Read More
We are pleased to announce the results of the 2023 SHOT Elections. Elected are: New members of the Executive Council…Read More
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.Find out more