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SHOT Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

Updated 23 November 2021

Dear Participants,

I hope you enjoyed the SHOT Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. Until mid-December you will be able to access the recordings of the sessions via the Cadence conference platform. Also the book exhibit can still be visited.

I would like to thank everybody involved in organizing this virtual meeting: the Program Committee, the New Orleans local organizers, our HSS colleagues, our sponsors, participating universities, the SHOT Officers, and of course all organizers, chairs, commentators, and presenters.

This meeting would not have been possible without our enthusiastic group of moderators, the dedicated team at the SHOT Conference Head Quarters in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), and the staff of the Atlas building of Eindhoven University of Technology who made it possible for us to use the facilities until in the middle of the night. Thanks for all you hard work!

And please make sure to join us next year in New Orleans, 10-13 November 2022!

Jan Korsten, SHOT Secretary

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Meet our sponsors

The joint SHOT-HSS meeting is supported by various sponsors, publishers and universities and institutes.

     

Meet the publishers on the joint SHOT-HSS Book Exhibit

Amsterdam University Press

Brepols

Cambridge University Press

Center for History of Physics

De Gruyter

IEEE History Center

Johns Hopkins University Press

Linda Hall Library

The MIT Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Princeton University Press

Taylor and Francis Group

The Scholar’s Choice

The University of Chicago Press

University of Minnesota Press

University of Pittsburgh Press

Wiley

Yale University Press

 

SHOT 2021 Digital Access Innovation Sponsors

Eindhoven University of Technology
Iowa State University, Department of History
Chalmers University of Technology,  Division of Science, Technology and Society
Arizona State University, History Department
Harvard University
“The School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech, thanks to a generous gift from the B & B Stern Foundation, Inc.”
Northwestern University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pennsylvania
Virginia Tech University, Department of History
University of Wisconsin
University of Delaware, History Department
University of Notre Dame, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
Auburn University, Department of History

Program SHOT Annual Meeting 2021

Join us for the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) 18-21 November. This virtual conference will be a joint meeting with the History of Science Society (HSS). You can find the Preliminary Program SHOT Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 (version 20 November 2021) here. Please note that we update the program regularly in the coming days. You also find the program on the Cadence platform and in the Cadence conference app. In Cadence you will also find links to the online Zoom meeting rooms.

Please note: A host/moderator will be present in every virtual meeting room

This host will  open the session, to the panel only, 15 minutes before opening it to the audience. This time can be used by the panel to discuss the final setup, last minute changes, and to tryout screen sharing options..
The host will  make the chair and panelists Co-Host: this assures that the panel will always be seen in the top of the screen, above all other participants.

Hosts will:

Hosts will not:

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Register

The 2021 is a joint meeting with HSS. This means that SHOT-participants will have access to HSS sessions, and HSS-participants will have access to SHOT sessions.

In case you are listed on the SHOT-program (as presenter, panelist, chair or commentator) you have to register for the SHOT Annual Meeting. Scholars listed on the HSS-program should register via HSS. In case you are part of one of the joint SHOT-HSS sessions you may register at the society that you prefer. In case you have any questions please contact the SHOT Secretariat.

Registration through the HSS and SHOT websites is not possible anymore: you can only register by mailing directly to SHOT ([email protected]) or the HSS Office ([email protected]). To make this fast and efficient please mention whether you are a a member or not, and whether you are a student. We will provide a payment link and arrange your registration for the Cadence platform

After you have registered, you will receive a welcome mail from Cadence. In this e-mail you will find a log-in button that will lead you directly to the meeting landing page. Always use the welcome mail to enter Cadence. Or pin the page to your favorites.

To access the Cadence Platform for the first time, follow the instructions in the welcome e-mail that you received.

We advice you to also install the Cadence Event app on a mobile device. After you installed and closed the app, open the welcome mail on your mobile device to access our meeting platform in the app.

NEVER register through cadence: you will create a private account that will NOT be connecting to our Meeting Platform. And, as a bonus, we will not be able to give you any access until Cadence Tech Support manually adds you to our meeting.

After you entered the meeting platform, please complete your personal page. Connect to other scholars, move sessions you want to join to “My Schedule”, check the FAQ pages and don’t forget: visit the book exhibits. After you have connected to other people, you can also chat and/or send a live feed.

Going virtual, Tip from our Secretary office

How to attend a Zoom meeting:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004954946-Joining-and-participating-in-a-webinar-attendee-
Zoom instruction from other sources:
https://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/_files/resources/zoom-instructions.pdf and
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting
You might profit from this 30 minute training. This training might take your Zoom skills to the next level. You will learn how to become a room moderator, train speakers, as well as successfully pre-record and replay presentations.

New Orleans

After much discussion and information-gathering, the SHOT officers, Executive Council members, and SHOT local arrangements chair have made a difficult decision. The 2021 meeting, originally scheduled in New Orleans, will be entirely online.

A number of considerations factored into this decision. Most importantly, the resurgence of COVID in New Orleans and surrounding areas renders it impossible to safely offer the kind of in-person conference experience that SHOT members have come to expect. Secondly, many participants who reside outside the United States will not be able to attend even if the U.S. government lifts some travel restrictions. Questions remain about which vaccines will be considered valid. Some travelers will also face strict quarantine requirements when they return home. Many universities and other employers are restricting travel and travel funds. Those who can travel must still confront the problem of scarce and expensive airline tickets. Finally, HSS’s independent decision to move to an online format further lessens the logistical and financial feasibility of meeting in person.

Our thoughts are with the people of New Orleans as they face the challenges of rebuilding. If you would like to help, consider donating to one of these organizations, which locals say are having a wide impact:

If you were looking forward to visiting New Orleans, take heart. Discussions are already underway for an in-person meeting in NOLA 10-13 November 2022.

Travel grants

To support travel to the annual SHOT meeting, participants can apply for SHOT Travel Grant, SHOT-NSF Travel Grants, EDITH Conference Award and the WITH Conference Grants 2021. Deadline for travel grants requests has passed.

Registration Fees

Several people have contacted the SHOT Secretariat asking why the regular registration fee remains the same even the conference will now be online.  For purposes of transparency, here is an explanation.  The SHOT Secretary and Treasurer do a careful cost projection for each annual meeting.  Their goal is to set the registration fee so that the meeting as a whole will more or less break even financially when SHOT subsidies for the banquet and some other activities are factored in.  Moving the conference to an online format eliminates some expenses, but creates others.  Most significantly, SHOT contracts with a vendor of online platforms so that participants will have a relatively seamless experience.  The SHOT Secretariat also hires wage workers to monitor each of the 25 online “rooms, for 4 days.”  Because the in-person meeting was cancelled relatively close to the conference date, the Society also potentially faces significant cancellation fees.

Which society should I register with?

The 2021 is a joint meeting with HSS. This means that SHOT-participants will have access to HSS sessions, and HSS-participants will have access to SHOT sessions.

In case you are listed on the SHOT-program (as presenter, panelist, chair or commentator) you have to register for the SHOT Annual Meeting. Scholars listed on the HSS-program should register via HSS. In case you are part of one of the joint SHOT-HSS sessions you may register at the society that you prefer. In case you have any questions please contact the SHOT Secretariat.

Call for Proposals

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