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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
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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February 6th, 2023

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced an open call for grants supporting original research in the history of science, technology, economics, and social science.  

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution funding research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economics.…

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February 6th, 2023

European Research Council funded project CLIMASAT is recruiting 2 postdocs and 1 PhD student

European Research Council funded project CLIMASAT is recruiting 2 postdocs and 1 PhD student The project CLIMASAT explores the origins of…

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February 6th, 2023

U of Edinburgh is hiring a historian of technology and/or capitalism

The University of Edinburgh is hiring a historian of technology and/or capitalism and casting a wide net. It will be…

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February 3rd, 2023

School of Communication (Simon Fraser University) invites applications for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (deadline end of Feb)

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Gaming, Media, and Communication.…

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January 26th, 2023

Royal Society Publishing: Calling all historians of science – enter Notes and Records Essay Award

Calling all historians of science – enter the 7th Notes and Records Essay Award Notes and Records reports on current research…

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December 22nd, 2022

Results SHOT Elections 2022

22 December 2022 We are pleased to announce the results of the 2022 SHOT Elections. Elected are: New members of…

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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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