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SHOT Annual Meeting: Open Sessions List

Open Session List

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Annual Meeting – Milan (Italy)
24-27 October 2019

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 March 20.

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 March 25, 2019. Open Session organizers will then assemble full panel sessions and submit them to SHOT by the extended deadline of March 31, 2019.

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.)


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:  “Technology, Futurism, and the Modernist Aesthetic (1900-1945)”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Gianluca Rizzo (Colby College), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  “Technology and Luxury”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Artemis Yagou (Deutsches Museum), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  “Commercialization of Advanced, very High-Speed Transport Technologies”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Jim Cohen (Institute for Transportation Systems, The City University of New York (CUNY)),  [email protected]

Open Session Title:  “Grey Winter Fur Cap: Socialist Design and Consumer Technologies during the Cold War”
Download the proposal
Contact the organizer:
Elena Kochetkova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia,  [email protected] and/or [email protected]