SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum, 8-11 October, 2020
- The SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum was SHOT’s first virtual conference.
- It was a joint meeting with HSS.
- In total 864 people registered for the joint HSS-SHOT conference, of which 320 selected SHOT.
- The program was the result of the hard work of our Program Committee: Yulia Frumer (committee chair), Cyrus Mody, and Joseph November. They collaborated with the HSS Program Committee.
- The SHOT organizational team consisted of: Jan Korsten, Sonja Beekers,Tom Misa, Amy Bix, Arwen Mohun, Jeroen Carbaat, Henk Treur, and a group of student hosts.
- The HSS organizational team was lead by Jay Malone and Ryan Feigenbaum
Program SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum
SHOT Awards 2020
- The Leonardo da Vinci Medal 2020 has been awarded to Maria Paula Diogo (New University of Lisbon, Portugal), and Arthur P. Molella (Director Emeritus, Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History). Both medalists will give their De Vinci lecture in person at the 2021 SHOT Annual meeting in New Orleans.
- The Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship 2020 has been awarded to Salem Elzway (University of Michigan) for his project “Arms of the State: A History of the Industrial Robot in Postwar America”.
- The recipient of the 2020 Brooke Hindle Post-doctoral Fellowship is Sangwoon Yoo (Seoul National University) for “Crafting Innovation: The Technical Achievements of Operators and Maintainers in South Korea’s Semiconductor Assembly Lines”
- The AHA NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology has been awarded to Jeffrey Mathias (Cornell University) for his project “Pathologies of Boredom’: Isolation and the Cold War Human Sciences”.
- The winners of the Bernard S. Finn IEEE History Prize are Xiaochang Li (Standford University), and Mara Mills (New York University) for their article “Vocal Features: From Voice Identification to Speech Recognition by Machine,” Technology and Culture, 60:2, Supplement (April 2019): S129–S160.
- The recipient of Abott Payson Usher Prize 2020 is Daniel Williford (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for “Seismic Politics: Risk and Reconstruction after the 1960 Earthquake in Agadir, Morocco,” Technology and Culture 58:4 October 2017, 982-1016.
- The Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize 2019 (Milan Conference) has been awarded to Jan Henning (University of Toronto) for his paper presentation “Opening the Red Box: The Fire Alarm Telegraph and Technologies of Emergency Response”.
- The winners of the first Martha Trescott Prize are Laura Ettinger, Nicole Conroy & William Barr II for their article “What Late-Career and Retired Women Engineers Tell Us: Gender Challenges in Historical Context,” Engineering Studies, 11:3 (2019) 217-242.
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The Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prize was not awarded.
Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation the Edelstein Prize, the Sally Hacker Prize, and the Dibner Award were postponed until 2021. Also, the Robinson Prize was not be awarded in 2020. The next bi-annual Ferguson Prize will be awarded in 2021.
The SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum was supported by: