Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Annual Meeting – New Orleans (Louisiana)
18-21 November 2021
Full Session Proposals
The extended deadline for submitting proposals is 24 April 2022.
Sessions of 3 or 4 papers, with a session chair listed in the proposal. You may also list a commentator. If a commentator has a central role in the session (e.g., a titled commentary), we suggest that there be only 3 papers in the session.
Especially if compiled based on an open session proposal, sessions may be organized into a “thread” consisting of two and at most three sessions, which the program committee will strive to schedule in consecutive sessions in the same room.
Proposals for complete sessions must include:
- A session title;
- Name(s) organizer(s), affiliation and e-mail address(es);
- Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of the presenters. Also indicate whether any of the presenters would like to be considered for the Robinson Prize. For Robinson Prize eligibility rules, see below;
- Name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the chair;
- Name, title, affiliation, and e-mail address of the commentator (if any);
- 200-300 word description of the session;
- 150-250 word individual abstracts;
- A diversity and inclusion statement (see below).
The session organizer should combine all 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 this in the session abstract.
Guidelines and advice for preparing an abstract for SHOT can be found here.
To submit a Traditional Session Proposal, click here.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
SHOT seeks to expand our membership base and to extend the scope of those who participate in our annual meeting. As such, those assembling organized sessions, whether based on a traditional or open session proposal, are encouraged to take a proactive stance in including individuals such as:
- Graduate students; early career scholars; independent scholars; emeritus faculty;
- Scholars from different disciplines who have different kinds of engagement with History and historical evidence;
- Scholars from underrepresented groups including, but not limited to race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, age, neurodivergence, or geographic location;
- Specifically, scholars from different regions of the world, including places where History of Technology scholarship is still emerging as a recognized field of study;
- Scholars and those practicing in and with the practical, policy, and social action implications of Historical scholarship.
Those organizing session proposals are asked to submit a brief statement separate from their session description as part of their session proposal that describes the composition of their panel in a way that addresses such approaches to inclusion as described above, and the efforts made to create an inclusive environment for historical scholarship.
Robinson Prize 2022
For Robinson Prize eligibility rules, click here.
- Candidates should mention their wish to be considered for the Robinson Prize in their paper proposal, and in the online submission form. In case the paper is part of a full or unconventional session proposal the organizer of the session should indicate this in the proposal and the online submission form.
- Upon submission of their proposals, those seeking to be candidates for the Robinson Prize must fill in the online Robinson Prize Application form. By completing and submitting this form candidates confirm their desire to be considered for the award.
Go to the online application form for the Robinson Prize 2022