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December 21st, 2012

Hotel

SHOT 2011 Conference Hotel We are pleased to announce that you can start reserving rooms at SHOT’s headquarters hotel, the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. The Marriott at Key Center was voted the top Hotel in Cleveland by Urban Retreat and is ranked in the top 25 US Hotels by Tripadvisor.com and Insiders Select…

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December 21st, 2012

History

A Brief History of Cleveland Cleveland was founded in 1796, when a survey party from the Connecticut Land Company arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga to map out the so-called Western Reserve, a 3-million-acre tract to which the company had recently purchased title. The city was named after the leader of the party, Moses…

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December 21st, 2012

Events

Special Events Opening Plenary and Reception Our annual meeting will kick off with a joint three-society plenary session, “Dealing with Disasters: Perspectives on Fukushima from the History and Social Studies of Science and Technology,” on Thursday night ay 6:00 pm in the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Following the plenary, the action moves to the Great Lakes…

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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland Beyond SHOT

Cleveland Beyond SHOT When in 2007 The Economist rated Cleveland (tied with Pittsburgh) as the most livable city in the United States, some Americans were surprised, but long-time residents of the city were not.  Many who live here–especially in beautiful inner-ring suburbs like Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, and Lakewood–regard the city and its environs as…

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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland Meeting Overview

SHOT 2011 Cleveland, 3-6 November A visit to Cleveland for SHOT 2011 means returning to the Society’s roots. SHOT was founded by Mel Kranzberg in 1958 when he was a faculty member at what was then Case Institute of Technology and now Case Western Reserve University, our local host. Now, fifty-three years later, SHOT is…

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December 21st, 2012

Videos of Copenhagen Sights

The Sights of Copenhagen Those who attend SHOT 2012 can also enjoy the many sites of one of Europe’s most intriguing cities. Here are several video previewing the many attractions that tempt visitors to Copenhagen. “A Guide to Copenhagen” “Lonely Planet TV: Copenhagen” Some locals look at the Christianshavn section of the city. A Look…

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December 21st, 2012

Travel

SHOT 2012 Travel Information Here is some advice on travelling to and around Copenhagen. At the bottom of this page you may view an interactive Google map of the metropolitan area, including the ability to view the city using Google Earth. Flights to Copenhagen As a major air hub for Scandinavia and northern Europe, Copenhagen…

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December 21st, 2012

Registration

SHOT 2012 Conference Registration With an outstanding SHOT program of academic sessions and special events, and the added attraction of one of Europe's greatest cities, SHOT 2012, 4-7 October, offers a rich opportunity for academic and social discourse. As usual, we encourage you to register early because SHOT tours are very popular and sell out…

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December 21st, 2012

History

SHOT 2012 Copenhagen: A Brief History The earliest known part of Copenhagen dates back to the 7th century.  It was a fishing hamlet located at Gammel Strand on the Zealand side of the sound with the island of Amager, which held several small islands, including today's Slotsholmen with Christiansborg Palace housing the parliament (Folketinget), Prime…

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December 21st, 2012

Beyond SHOT

SHOT 2012 Copenhagen: Beyond SHOT Copenhagen is a fascinating city with many interesting historical sites, cultural venues, and entertainment centers. Here are a few suggestions for seeing the city, as well as links to major attractions and sources of general informatrion. You may also want to view selected videos of Copenhagen. Visit the harbor, the…

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