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SHOT Annual Meeting: Open Sessions List

Open Session List

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Annual Meeting – St. Louis (Missouri, USA)
11-14 October 2018

Submitting an open session proposal

Open Sessions proposals are limited to two pages total. The first page should include a title, session organizer name, and contact information at the top, followed by a paragraph or two clearly describing the proposed session topic or theme and its significance in the broader study of the history of technology.

Submit Open Session proposals in a single PDF or Word file to the secretary’s office at [email protected]. The secretary’s office will post the proposals on the SHOT-website. In case you want to have a new open session proposal posted on the website you have to send it to the secretary’s office before April 6.

Joining a proposed panel from the Open Sessions List

All Open Sessions proposals are listed in the Open Sessions List below. For individuals who want to join a proposed panel from the Open Sessions list, please contact the organizer for that panel, not the Program Committee. In order to give the session organizer sufficient time to select proposals and assemble the final panel, the deadline for submitting your paper proposal to the organizer is April 8, 2018. Open Session organizers will then assemble full panel sessions and submit them to SHOT by the extended deadline of April 10, 2018.

Session organizers: To submit a full Session Proposal, click here.

(Please note: If any presenter in a session would like to be considered for the Robinson Prize, please be sure to indicate this on their abstract page AND send the SHOT secretary a separate email indicating this, at [email protected].

For Robinson Prize eligibility rules, click here.)

OPEN SESSIONS LIST SHOT ANNUAL MEETING ST. LOUIS

For more information on any of the open sessions listed below, click on the session title to access a PDF of the abstract.

To inquire about joining one of the Open Sessions listed below, please contact the session organizer by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address listed.

Open Session Title: “Doing Pre-Industrial History of Technology”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Phillip Reid, PhD ([email protected])

Open Session Title:  “Causes and Consequences of Adopting: The fastest forms of Transportation Technology”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Jim Cohen,The City University of N.Y.  ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Totalitarian Technology”
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Contact the organizer:
Matthew H. Hersch, Harvard University ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Educational Technology in the Information Society”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Todd Dresser, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Artisanal Deskilling, Labor, and Gender”
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Contact the organizer:
Linda Przybyszewski, University of Notre Dame (Linda.Przyb[email protected])

Open Session Title: “Legal Histories of Technology”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Meg Leta Jones, Georgetown University ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “From Abstract and keywords to Film making: Creating Historical Videos in and out of an Academic Context”
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Contact the organizer:
Sam Smiley, AstroDime Transit Authority ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “The Cost of Engineering to Society: Risk to Life, Financial Loss, and/or (Un)intentional Exclusion”
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Contact the organizer:
Julie Mark Cohen, Consulting Structural and Forensic Engineer / Independent Science and Technology Studies Scholar
Latham, NY 12110, USA ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Hydraulic Landscapes”
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Contact the organizers:
Stuart W. Leslie, Johns Hopkins University ([email protected]) and Rina Faletti, University of California, Merced ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Political Ecology of Technology”
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Contact the organizer:
Cole Stratton,Indiana University ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Energy gateways: an international history of interconnection”
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Contact the organizer:
George Wilkenfeld, Independent Scholar, Sydney Australia ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “New Perspectives on Teaching History of Technology”
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Contact the organizers:
William Logan, Walla Walla University ([email protected]) and Erinn McComb, Del Mar College ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Inventions as Unintended Consequences”
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Contact the organizer:
Lillian Hoddeson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ([email protected])

Open Session Title: “Protective Technologies: Safeguarding workers’ health in 20th century wartime”
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Contact the organizer:
Mark J Crowley, Wuhan University, China ([email protected])