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Preparing and submitting a traditional session proposal

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Annual Meeting – Long Beach (California)
25-29 October 2023

Traditional (fully assembled) session proposals

Sessions of 3 or 4 papers, with a session chair listed in the proposal. You may also list a commentator. Please note: 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.

All session proposals must include:

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:

Those organizing session proposals are asked to submit a brief statement that describes the composition of their panel in a way that addresses such approaches to inclusion and the efforts that were made to create an inclusive environment for historical scholarship.

Special interest group (SIG) meetings

SHOT operates with organized special interest groups (SIGs). We  encourage all new presenters to reach out to relevant special interest groups to explore additional opportunities for presenting their work and connecting with those with similar interests during the annual meeting.

SIG Chairs should contact the SHOT Secretariat directly regarding their annual business meetings, social events, and/or Sunday technical sessions and workshops during the time slots and space reserved for the Special Interest Groups.

Each SIG may also advance one traditional session and one unconventional session as “SIG sponsored sessions” for special consideration by the program committee. (Please indicate that this is the case in the session description.)

It is not possible to submit proposals anymore.