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SHOT Annual Meeting 2023

Los Angeles (California) – 26-29 October 2023

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Page updated 31 January 2024

SHOT Los Angeles 2023

Organizing the 2023 SHOT Annual Meeting was – to say the least – challenging. Finding an alternative location one month before the conference that was not involved in the ongoing labor dispute was not easy. But we succeeded in finding an alternative venue to hold our annual meeting in person! Not in Long Beach but in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California generously agreed to host the entire meeting with no charge for the meeting space in the USC Hotel. We are extremely grateful to USC for making this possible on such short notice!

This year’s program was the result of the hard work of our Program Committee. On behalf of SHOT, I want to thank committee members Jethron Akallah (Chair), Josh Grace (Associate Chair), Bess Williamson, Diana Montaño, and Itty Abraham. The Program Committee managed to build an inspiring – partly hybrid – program with research sessions, several presidential roundtables, and an exciting plenary opening.

I also want to thank Gabrielle Hecht, Amy Bix, Debbie Douglas, Sonja Beekers, Jeroen Carbaat, Alina Bykova, Dean Schultheiss, Henk Treur, Lesli Montgomery, Matthew Wisnioski and our onsite volunteers, for their assistance in organizing the annual meeting. Finally, I also want to thank the staff of the USC Hotel. This was a special meeting and SHOT owes you all a debt of gratitude for all your hard work!

Jan Korsten, SHOT Secretary

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The Society for the History of Technology gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors, publishers, and supporters. We thank them for their generosity and support:

B and B Stern Foundation Inc.
Eindhoven University of Technology
Foundation for History of Technology
Hagley Museum and Library
Johns Hopkins University Press
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology
MIT Press
The University of Chicago Press
University of Southern California (USC)
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