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24-27 October 2019

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy.

At the core of the Italian industrial area in the 20th Century, rich in historic sites, Milan is famous worldwide for its design and fashion industry and the most active centre in Italy for research in the techno-sciences.

The conference will be hosted by the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, the largest science museum in Italy, in the very heart of the city and in walking distance of most tourist attractions, including Leonardo’s Last Supper. 2019 will be the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Special events will be organized in the museum and in the city, where he carried out some of his most important work.

Milan has three international airports and is very well connected by high speed trains to some of the most famous Italian cities of art: Turin, Venice, Bologna Florence, Rome.

A rich menu of visits and tours will be organized to satisfy cultural, technological and industrial interests on such themes as Leonardo, design, the food industry, aviation and automobiles, 19th and 20thC industrial sites.

Call for Proposals: Open Sessions

Individuals interested in finding others to join panel sessions for the Annual Meeting may propose Open Sessions, starting January 22, with a final deadline of March 15. Open Sessions descriptions, along with organizer contact information, will appear as soon as possible on the SHOT website.  (The earlier the proposal, the earlier it will be posted to the website.)

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 ([email protected]). The secretary’s office will post the proposals on the SHOT-website.

Joining a proposed panel

The Open Sessions List will be available as soon as the first Open Session Proposal will arrive at the SHOT secretariat.

To join a proposed panel from the Open Sessions list on the SHOT-website, contact the organizer for that panel, not the Program Committee.  Open Session organizers will then assemble full panel sessions and submit them to SHOT by the end of the regular call for papers on March 31, 2019. The Program Committee will review the resulting fully formed session proposals, whether traditional or unconventional, for quality and adherence to SHOT standards of gender, geographic, and institutional diversity.