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September 18th, 2013

Special Events

Special Events


Executive Council Meeting

The Executive Council will meet on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 5) and Thursday morning (Nov. 6).  All members are welcome to sit in on all or part of this meeting.

Opening Plenary and Reception

Our annual meeting will kick off with a special plenary session on Thursday night at 6pm in The Henry Ford’s historic, newly-renovated Anderson Theater. Following the plenary, an opening reception will be held in Henry Ford Museum, where guests can explore Driving America, winner of the 2012 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits.

Eagle Tavern Event

We are thrilled to announce that on Friday evening, 6:30–10:00 PM, SHOT and The Henry Ford will host a special event in Greenfield Village at the Eagle Tavern, a stagecoach stop originally built in 1831 in Clinton, Michigan. This event will feature twilight omnibus rides through the lit-up village, craft beers (cash bar), and an authentic heirloom nineteenth-century meal. The cost for this event will be $50, and because seating is limited, you’ll want to sign up early! There’s also more information about the tavern at http://www.thehenryford.org/village/eaglemenu.aspx

Graduate Student Breakfast

SHOT prides itself on being open and welcoming to new participants, especially graduate students. On Friday morning currently-enrolled graduate students are cordially invited to breakfast at The Henry in order to meet the Society’s officers. This continental breakfast will offer graduate students a chance to meet each other, to learn about SHOT programs (including prizes and fellowships), and to find out about SHOT’s journal, Technology and Culture. This breakfast is free for currently-enrolled graduate students (please do not sign up if you are not eligible for this category). You must register for this event in order to attend as this event always fills up; please indicate your attendance on the registration form.

International Scholars Breakfast

A key way that SHOT reaches out to historians of technology around the world is through its International Scholars program.  Each incoming annual “class” of International Scholars is formally introduced at the Awards Banquet but to welcome them more personally, SHOT holds a breakfast for them each year. This year’s breakfast will be held on Friday morning. If you are a new or former International Scholar (or a member of the Internationalization Committee), please email Honghong Tinn if you will be attending this breakfast.

Members’ Meeting

Are you interested in finding out about new SHOT initiatives? Thinking about volunteering to serve on one of the Society’s committees? If so, then please join us for the Members’ Meeting which will be held on Saturday, November 8. In addition, all members are welcome to sit in on the Executive Council session scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 5) and Thursday morning (Nov. 6).

Awards Banquet

On Saturday evening at The Henry, SHOT invites you to attend the annual Awards Banquet. The Awards Banquet is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening with old and new friends, to show our appreciation to SHOT’s many volunteers, and to honor the recipients of our prizes and fellowships.

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