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SHOT Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) took place18-21 November. This virtual conference was be a joint meeting with the History of Science Society (HSS). As platform we used Cadence.

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

Conference Program

Awards and Fellowships

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

Meet our sponsors

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


Meet the publishers of 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