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SHOT Annual Meeting: Submitting proposals for Traditional Sessions (3-4 papers)

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Annual Meeting – New Orleans (Louisiana)
7-11 October 2020

The deadline for submitting proposals is 29 February 2020.

Proposals for complete sessions must include:

  1. A description of the session’s theme of one page (maximum 500 words) – please note that for joint SHOT/HSS session proposals (see below) the abstract maximum is 250 words.
  2. A one-page list of the presenters’ names, paper titles, and a brief description of how each paper will contribute to the overall theme (maximum 300 words)
  3. For each presenter: a one-page abstract (maximum 500 words) and a one-page short CV with current contact information (maximum 300 words each) (If any presenter 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.)
  4. A one page CV for the session organizer, including the session organizer’s current contact information (maximum 300 words)
  5. A one page CV for the commentator (if any), and chair, including current contact information (maximum 300 words each)

The session organizer should combine these five elements into one pdf file with numbered pages. Please name this file with your last name and the word “proposal,” e.g., “smith_proposal.pdf “.

Proposals sponsored by one of SHOT’s special interest groups (SIGs) must note the affiliation in the session abstract.

Guidelines and advice for preparing an abstract for SHOT can be found here.

Joint SHOT/HSS sessions: since this meeting will be held in conjunction with HSS, it is possible to submit a proposal that speaks to both SHOT and HSS communities, and which would appear on both programs. When submitting a joint proposal, indicate this fact in the abstract and make sure to submit an identical proposal through the HSS website. Please note that for joint SHOT/HSS sessions the abstract maximum is 250 words. The program committees of both societies will evaluate these joint proposals.

To submit a Traditional Session Proposal, click here.