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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.)

OPEN SESSIONS LIST SHOT ANNUAL MEETING MILAN

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”
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Contact the organizer:
Elena Kochetkova (National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia),  [email protected] and/or [email protected]

Open Session Title:  “Engineered Artifacts with Aesthetic Appeal: From Conceptual Design to Failure”
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Contact the organizer:
Julie Mark Cohen (Independent STS Scholar / Consulting Structural and Forensic Engineer), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  “Colonial Crafts: Before and After Display”
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Contact the organizer:
Aloy Buragohain (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany),
[email protected]

Open Session Title:  Politics of Adaptation and the Art of Resistance:  Governing Climate Risks, Rural Communities and Capitalism
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Contact the organizer:
Leo Matteo Bachinger (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Atomic Heritage: Assembling Atomic Cultures, Communities and Knowledge”
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Contact the organizers:
Egle Rindzeviciute (Kingston University London), [email protected]
Tatiana Kasperski (Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona), [email protected]
Anna Storm (Stockholm University),  [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Rethinking Global Networks in the Cold-War Period
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Contact the organizer:
Wei Wu (TU Darmstadt), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Railway Imperialism Reconsidered: Colonialism, Infrastructure, and Power
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Contact the organizers:
Julio Decker (University of Bristol), [email protected]
Norman Aselmeyer (European University Institute), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Prosthetic design between aesthetics and functionality”
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Contact the organizer:
Magdalena Zdrodowska (Jagiellonian University, Poland), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  From Wireless to Broadcasting to Wireless, 1919-2019
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Contact the organizer:
James Schwoch (Department of Communication Studies and Science in Human Culture Program, Northwestern University), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  A new production paradigm. Art Industries and the new economies on the border of art, design, technology and science
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Contact the organizer:
Marco Mancuso (iuav University of Venice, Digicult – Digital Art, Design and Culture), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Uncovering Histories of Techno-Optimism”
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Contact the organizer:
Morgan Ames (School of Information and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society University of California), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Interconnected kitchens: Technologies and everyday knowledge of food and eating”
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Contact the organizer:
Alejandra Osorio (Darmstadt University of Technology, Department of History), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Problems in Store: Technological Solutions to Storage Dilemmas”
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Contact the organizer:
Kyle Bickoff (University of Maryland, USA), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Feminist Technologies: Theory and Practice
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Contact the organizer:
Donna J. Drucker (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Technology and/in the history of industrial research and development
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Contact the organizers:
Joris Mercelis (Johns Hopkins University), [email protected].
Michael C. Schneider (University of Düsseldorf)
Mila Davids (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Open Session Title:  History of Engineering, Invention, Arts, and Design– Sponsored by The Prometheans
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Contact the organizer:
Amy Bix (Iowa State University, Ames IA  USA),  [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Circulation and use of expert knowledge”
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Contact the organizers:
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg (Technical University of Denmark), [email protected]
Laura Skouvig (University of Copenhagen), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Engineering Modernity, Nationalism, and Colonialism
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Contact the organizer:
Mara Dicenta (Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Technologies in Transition: Exploring the expansion of accessibility of otherwise inaccessible technologies
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Contact the organizers:
Kera Allen (Georgia Institute of Technology), [email protected]
Mario Bianchini (Georgia Institute of Technology), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Technology and Postcoloniality of/in the Global South
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Contact the organizers:
Anton Novenanto (University of Brawijaya),  [email protected]
Andreas Weber (University of Twente),  [email protected]
Pratama Yudha Pradheksa (Euthenics Research Association), [email protected]

Open Session Title:  Technology and irregular warfare in the Twentieth Century
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Contact the organizers:
Alexis De Greiff A. (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá), [email protected]
Simón Uribe (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá), [email protected]