Philadelphia is an appropriate location for the SHOT Annual Meeting. The region is home to an active community of historians of science, technology and medicine. It offers a vibrant cultural and intellectual life as well as outstanding museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants. Philadelphians called their city “the workshop of the world” in the nineteenth century, a legacy to which scores of historical industrial sites attest. The city also houses some of the New World’s oldest learned institutions, such as the American Philosophical Society and the University of Pennsylvania. These institutions, and others established later in the area, have collected books, manuscripts and other historical artifacts since the eighteenth century, and their collections now span most of the world and reach back to the thirteenth century.
The main conference site will be the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel located in the historic neighborhood Society Hill in Center City Philadelphia. Some of the events will take place at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
In case you are having trouble using the online registration form please contact the SHOT Secretariat.
The preliminary program is now available. Please note that the Special Interest Group Events are not included in this version yet. You can download the preliminary program (version 7 August) here.
Our main hotel for the 2017 conference is the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia. SHOT made arrangements with the conference hotel.
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia.
One Dock Street
Philadelphia PA 19106 United States
Our rate is $199 (city tax and state tax not included) per night for a room with 1 King size bed or a room with 2 double beds. Hotel rooms can be booked here.
As SHOT has done in the past, arrangements have been made for graduate students and underemployed scholars. For bona fide graduate students and underemployed scholars only, shared rooms will be available at reduced rates. For more information about this shared rooms please contact the SHOT secretariat.
Tour Philadelphia’s 19th-century municipal waterworks on the bank of the Schuylkill River. Operational from 1812 to 1909, the Fairmount Water Works became a National Historic Landmark for its Classical Revival architectural design and for its innovative engineering, including using steam engines, waterwheels, and then turbines to pump water up the hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art currently sits for gravity distribution across the city.
When: Friday, 27 October 14.00-15.30 pm
Expenses: $10 (transport not included)
The tour can be found on the online registration form. In case you have already registered but still would like to join, please send a mail to SHOT secretariat.
The Society for the History of Technology normally awards some grants to support travel to its annual meeting. The SHOT Travel Fund is focused on graduate students, independent scholars, and young professionals just beginning their careers, as well as SHOT International Scholars. Eligible members residing outside the US, Canada, and Western Europe are especially encouraged to apply. For US applicants also NSF travel grants are available. More information on SHOT travel grants can be found here.
The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Special Interest Group (SIG) for Women in Technological History (WITH) announces its conference grant for 2017. Designed to defray some costs associated with attending the SHOT conference (such as lodging, meals, and other incidental expenses), the grant is open to individuals giving a paper at the 2017 annual meeting in Philadelphia. The reviewing committee prioritizes scholars whose presentations address women, gender, race, ethnicity, and/or difference in the history of technology. Women, minorities, international scholars, and those who are new to SHOT, are particularly encouraged to apply. The application deadline for the WITH Travel Award is August 15th, 2017. More information can be found here.
The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Special Interest Group for Exploring Diversity in Technological History (EDITH) announces its conference grant program for 2017. The EDITH grants are designed to defray some costs associated with participating in the SHOT annual meeting, such as lodging, meals, and other incidental expenses. Eligibility is open to individuals giving a paper at the 2017 SHOT annual meeting in Philadelphia. The application deadline is August 15, 2017 (decisions by Sept 15). More information can be found here.