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SHOT Annual Meeting 2021

Updated 17 May 2021

Dear SHOT Members,

Yes, it’s true! We are moving forward with plans for the SHOT/HSS co-hosted meeting in New Orleans. The response to the Call for Papers was overwhelming: 93 full session proposals and 57 individual paper proposals. Now that the deadline for submission has passed, the Program Committee is working hard to create an exciting and intellectually rich offering of in-person and hybrid/livestreaming sessions.

I’m writing to share this exciting news and to ask for your patience. The SHOT Program Committee will make decisions as quickly as possible. We hope to send out acceptances letters by mid-to-late June.

Please direct your questions about the meeting to the SHOT Secretariat rather than the Program Committee chair. Sonja Beekers will do her very best to get the answers you need in order to make plans. There is much still to be determined. The SHOT Secretary is meeting regularly with the conference hotel and is closely monitoring the public health situation in New Orleans.

With best wishes,

Arwen Mohun, SHOT-President

Meeting dates: 18-21 November 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

Mid March the SHOT Program Committee published the Call for Papers and Sessions for the SHOT 2021 Annual Meeting to be held 18-21 November 2021, in New Orleans. Please note: The deadline has passed, it is no longer possible to submit proposals.

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

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.