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SHOT Annual Meeting 2021

Updated 12 March 2021

18-21 November 2021 – a week before Thanksgiving – the SHOT Annual Meeting 2021 takes place in New Orleans (Louisiana). The theme of the meeting is “Environment, Infrastructure, and Social Justice” with particular attention to the role of race and anti-Black racism in history.

SHOT and the Society for the History of Science (HSS) have chosen to co-locate in New Orleans in 2021. This co-mingling of associations offers scholars a splendid opportunity to reflect on the relationship between the environment, infrastructure, and social justice and how these elements contribute to the ongoing story of New Orleans and to the maintenance of our modern world.

Call for Proposals

The SHOT Program Committee is pleased to issue the Call for Papers and Sessions for the SHOT 2021 Annual Meeting to be held 18-21 November 2021, in New Orleans. This will be a joint meeting with the History of Science Society . The Call for Proposals also contains guidelines for re-submission of proposals that were accepted for the cancelled fall 2020 SHOT Annual Meeting and  that where not part of the 2020 Virtual Forum. The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 April 2018.

Go to the Call for Proposals or download the CfP here SHOT NOLA 2021

Open Session List

Individuals interested in finding others to join an organized session may propose Open Sessions, starting March 15, with a final deadline of April 7. Open Session descriptions, along with the organizer’s contact information, will appear on the SHOT website. (The earlier the proposal is sent to SHOT, the earlier it can be posted to the website.)

Submit an Open Session Proposal

For individuals who want to join a proposed session from the Open Sessions list, please contact the organizer for that session, not the Program Committee. In order to give the session organizer sufficient time to select proposals and assemble a final list of presenters, the deadline for submitting your paper proposal to the organizer is April 7, 2021. Open Session organizers will then assemble completed sessions and submit them through SHOT’s online system by April 18, 2021.

Go to the Open Session List and join a proposed session

Submit Proposals for the SHOT 2021 Annual Meeting

Proposals can be submitted online. You can find instructions and a link to the online form below.

Submit a traditional session proposal

Submit an unconventional session proposal

Submit an individual paper proposal

Resubmit a 2020 session proposal

Meeting Venue 2021

Main meeting venue will be the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street in New Orleans. More information and a link to the online hotel booking system will be posted here in due time.

SHOT Membership required for participation

In order to participate in the SHOT Annual Meeting a SHOT membership is required. You can either (re-)join here, or during the registration process for the Annual Meeting (registration will open 2-3 months prior to the meeting).

Frequently Asked Questions

We will post and update a list of Frequently Asked Questions in the months to come.