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26-29 OCTOBER 2017

 Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

Philadelphia, here we come!
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.

Register for the SHOT Annual Meeting 

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 17 July) here.

 Travel Grants

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 the travel grants and the application form can be found here.

Hotel Rooms

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
Phone:+(1)(215) 238-6000
Fax:+(1)(215) 238-6652

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.