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The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) considers proposals from external individuals and organizations to endorse events that globalize SHOT’s intellectual terrain as well as broaden its international membership. SHOT’s mission is to advance the historical study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts. The International Small Grants are part of SHOT’s Global Community Program that aims to foster a stronger international community for the study of the history of technology.

Information on how to apply can be found here.

Supporting global events

Since 2006, the Society for the History of Technology has supported regionally-hosted conferences and meetings with grants. In addition to promoting the Society’s mission, the grants aimed at globalizing the Society’s intellectual terrain as well as geographically broadening its membership.

Between 2017 and 2020 the Society for the History of Technology supported various international events with grants, handled through the International Small Grants Committee.

– December 15-19, 2019. Elena Kochetkova and Kirill Chunikhin. “Cold War Matters: The (In)Visible Ecologies of Things” Symposium. St. Petersburg, Russia.

– December 9-14, 2019. John Bosco Lourdusamy. “Republic of Plants” Workshop, Chennai, India.

– October 4-6, 2019. Ramya Swayamprakash. “Workshop for the History of the Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS),” Michigan State University, USA.

– September or October 2019. Chihyung Jeon. “East Asian Graduate Students Writing Workshop,” KAIST campus, Daejeon, South Korea.

– July 10-11, 2019. Moujan Matin and Alain George. “Symposium, Materials and Technologies in the Age of Transition: The Byzantine, Sassanian and Islamic Near East,” Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK. A report for SHOT members.

– May-October 2019. Francisco Platas López. “International Traveling Exhibition: Alzate’s Mexican machines and other inventions in State of Mexico,”

– April 26-27, 2019. Adewumi Damilola Adebayo, Mattin Biglari, Aditya Ramesh. A conference on “Cultures of Energy in the Global South,” University of Cambridge, UK. A report for SHOT members.

– 25-27 January 2019. Anton Novenanto, Pratama Yudha Pradheksa, and Dewi Puspita Rahayu. A workshop for “Teaching and researching: social studies of technology in Indonesia as a post-colonial country,” Malang, Indonesia. A report for SHOT members.

– Dates TBA, 2018-2019 academic year. Joseph Klett. Workshop series “Seeing like a Valley,” UC Santa Cruz, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley.

– October 5-7, 2018. Audrey Maier and Katrin Boniface. The 2018 Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology & Science (WHEATS), UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA. A report for SHOT members.

– August 27-29, 2018. Tolu Odumosu and Anne Pollock. STS Africa Workshop, Sydney, Australia.

– June 27-July 1, 2018. Ruth Oldenziel and Frank Schipper. “Sustainable Urban Mobility” workshop, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. A report for SHOT members.

– June 27-30, 2018. POR Heong Hong. A joint meeting of The Asian Society of the History of Medicine (9th meeting) and History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA), Jakarta, Indonesia. A report for SHOT members.

– June 1-3, 2018. SHOT-IHNS-CNSM Workshop Hangzhou: Craft and Innovation in Modern Societies, Hangzhou, China. A report for SHOT members.

– June 1, 2018. Jung Lee. The 4th Ewha-Yale Conference: Environment and Ecology in East Asia, Ewha Womans University, South Korea. A panel in the 2019 SHOT meeting in Milan.

– May 24-25, 2018. Nurçin İleri. Experiences of Technology in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Territories at the Turn of the 20th Century workshop, Istanbul, Turkey.

– November 1-3, 2017. Natalia Nikiforova, “Contours of The Future: Technology and Innovation in Cultural Context” conference, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia. A report for SHOT members. S

– October 22-26, 2017. Scott Knowles. “Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia,” Philadelphia, USA.