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Annual Meeting


11-14 OCTOBER 2018

St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

The SHOT Program Committee is pleased to issue the Call for Papers and Sessions for the SHOT 2018 Annual Meeting to be held 10-14 October, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, US.

SHOT is an interdisciplinary and international organization concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history and society. We explore the production, circulation, appropriation, maintenance and abandonment of technology under specific historical circumstances. And we scrutinize the epistemic, economic, social, cultural and political conditions of this development. Our approaches are informed by a broad concept of technology encompassing knowledge resources, practices, artifacts and biofacts (artifacts in the realm of the living). Accordingly, the Committee invites paper and session proposals on any topic in a broadly defined history of technology, including topics that push the boundaries of the discipline.

SHOT is committed to a policy of diversity. In addition to intellectual quality, we warmly welcome proposals that reflect diversity in their line-up of speakers, in particular with regard to career level, gender, and geography. The Program Committee will prioritize proposals that make a conscious effort to increase diversity by fulfilling these criteria: for example, proposals that include at least one female speaker, and speakers at different stages of their professional careers, with different institutional affiliations and/or different nationalities.

To pay tribute to the venue of the 2018 annual meeting –St. Louis, the Gateway to the West– we want to encourage proposals that engage topics related to a broadly-interpreted theme of “Gateways: Passages, Openings, and Enclosures in the History of Technology.”

For further information and to apply, please visit our 2018 Annual Meeting page.

Call for Papers: 
SHOT 2018 Graduate Student Workshop
Annual Meeting 2018: St. Louis, Missouri, US
11-14 October 2018
SHOT is pleased to issue the Call for Papers  for the Graduate Student Workshop at the SHOT 2018 Annual Meeting to be held 11-14 October, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, US. 
SHOT invites applications from graduate students to present short papers: 
(up to 10 pages, 1.5-spaced) at an intensive workshop embedded in the formal SHOT conference. The workshop will provide graduate students with an opportunity to develop their presentation skills and to receive extensive feedback on their work from several established scholars. 

This is an excellent chance to become familiar with SHOT’s scholarly community before presenting a first official paper at a later SHOT conference as a candidate for the Robinson Prize. While the Grad Student Workshop will be listed on the SHOT conference program, the specifics of participants’ presentations will not. This is done to ensure the Workshop is a safe space for graduate students to confidently present their work. Accepted students will nevertheless be eligible to apply for travel funding.
The workshop will be on a morning or afternoon session during the annual meeting, which runs October 11-14. Each graduate student will present her or his paper, with or without slides, and be invited to comment on other papers as appropriate. The workshop will be mediated by Colin Garvey (RPI) and several other scholars.
Proposal Format: One page in total, comprising name, contact, affiliation, paper title, and an abstract of up to 300 words.
Submission Instructions: Submit proposals to this form, and email them to Colin Garvey at [email protected] with “Graduate Student Workshop” in the subject line.
***The deadline for proposals is April 27th, 2018 ***
While we will try to accommodate all submissions, space and time are limited.

Future Annual Meetings

2018: St. Louis, Missouri, 10-14 October 2018

2019: Milan, Italy, 19-22 September 2019

Past Annual Meetings

2017 – Philadelphia

2016 – SingaporeSHOT Conference Announcements

2015 – Albuquerque – SHOT Conference Announcements

2014 – Dearborn, MichiganSHOT Conference Announcements – More Info SHOT Talk

2013 – Portland, Maine – SHOT Conference Announcements – More info – SHOT Talk

2012 – Copenhagen, Denmark – SHOT Conference Announcements

2011 – Cleveland, Ohio – SHOT Conference Announcements

2010 – Tacoma, Washington – SHOT Conference Announcements

2009 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – SHOT Conference Announcements

2008 – Lisbon, Portugal

2007 – Washington, DC

2006 – Las Vegas, Nevada

2005 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

2004 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003 – Atlanta, Georgia

2002 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2001 – San Jose, California

2000 – Munich, Germany

1999 – Detroit, Michigan

1998 – Baltimore, Maryland

1997 – Pasadena, California

1996 – London, United Kingdom

1995 – Charlottesville, Virginia

1994 – Lowell, Massachusetts

1993 – Rosslyn, Virginia

1992 – Uppsala, Sweden

1991 – Madison, Wisconsin

1990 – Cleveland, Ohio

1989 – Sacramento, California

1988 – Wilmington, Delaware

1987 – Raleigh, North Carolina

1986 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1985 – Dearborn, Michigan

1984 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

1983 – Washington, DC

1982 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1981 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1980 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1979 – Newark, New Jersey

1978 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1977 – Washington, DC

1976 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1975 – Washington, DC

1974 – Chicago, Illinois

1973 – San Francisco, California

1972 – Washington, DC

1971 – New York, New York

1970 – Chicago, Illinois

1969 – Washington, DC

1968 – Dallas, Texas

1967 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1966 – Washington, DC

1965 – San Francisco, California

1964 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1963 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1962 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1961 – Washington, DC

1960 – New York, New York 

1959 – Chicago, Illinois 

1958 – Washington, DC