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March 2nd, 2020

SHOT Awards and Fellowships – 2020 deadlines

It is now possible to nominate candidates for several SHOT Awards and Fellowships: Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship Awarded annually to a student preparing a dissertation in the history of technology, broadly defined. Deadline for nominations 15 April 2020. Find all information on the Kranzberg Fellowship here. Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship An award in support of…

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March 2nd, 2020

Nominate candidates for the Leonardo da Vinci Medal 2020

The Leonardo da Vinci Medal is the society’s highest honor, presented to an individual who has greatly contributed to the history of technology through research, teaching, publications, service to the Society, and other activities. SHOT invites members to nominate candidates for the Leonardo da Vinci Medal. To put forward a person’s name for consideration for…

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March 2nd, 2020

New annual prize: Martha Trescott Prize

The Society for the History of Technology announces a new annual prize beginning 2020. The inaugural award will consist of a $500 check and a certificate. The winner will be honored at the Society’s awards banquet. Martha Trescott was one of the pioneering spirits behind Women in Technological History (WITH). She wished to honor Frances…

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January 7th, 2020

Call for Proposals SHOT Annual Meeting New Orleans (7-11 October 2020)

Annual Meeting Society for the History of Technology (SHOT): New Orleans, 7-11 October, 2020 – Call for Proposals CfP New Orleans 2020-version 1 Dear Colleagues, The SHOT Program Committee is pleased to issue the Call for Papers and Sessions for the SHOT 2020 Annual Meeting to be held 7-11 October, 2020 in New Orleans. The…

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December 1st, 2019

Ruth Oldenziel is the new Editor-in-Chief of Technology & Culture

The Society for the History of Technology is happy to announce the appointment of Ruth Oldenziel as the new Editor-in-Chief of Technology & Culture! Ruth will be Technology & Culture’s seventh editor in the society’s 61-year history. Ruth Oldenziel is a Professor in the History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. She received her…

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November 6th, 2019

Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize 2019

The Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize Committee decided to award the 2019 Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize to: Jan Henning (University of Toronto, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology) For: Opening the Red Box: The Fire Alarm Telegraph and Technologies of Emergency Response   The committee also mentioned for honorable mention: Sam Schirvar…

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October 29th, 2019

Society for the History of Technology Award and Fellowship Winners 2019

SHOT is pleased to announce the 2019 Award and Fellowship winners. The prizes were officially announced at the Awards Banquet at the SHOT Annual Meeting in Milan (Italy) on Saturday 26 October 2019.  available.You can download the program booklet here. Leonardo da Vinci Medal: Francesca Bray (The University of Edinburgh) Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship: Samaa Elimam,…

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August 19th, 2019

SHOT-Elections 2019

Vote online until September 30 2019 via the ONLINE BALLOT. This year’s ballot includes candidates for the Executive Council, Secretary, Nominating Committee, and Editorial Committee. Only SHOT members are allowed to vote. Executive Council: The Executive Council is SHOT’s governing board and works with the Society’s officers to plan and set policy. Members of the…

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January 29th, 2019

Annual Meeting Society for the History of Technology (SHOT): Milan, Italy 24-27 October 2019 – Call for Proposals

Dear Colleagues, The SHOT Program Committee is pleased to issue the Call for Papers and Sessions for the SHOT 2019 Annual Meeting to be held 24-27 October, 2019 in Milan, Italy. SHOT is an interdisciplinary and international organization concerned with the history of technological devices, systems, and processes as well as with technology in history,…

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October 25th, 2018

Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize 2018

The Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize Committee decided to award the 2018 Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize to: Hyeok Hweon Kang (Harvard University) For: Divine Machine: Korea’s Reception of the Gun The committee also mentioned for honorable mention Kathryn Carpenter (University of Missouri-Kansas City) for: “Cesspools,” Springs, and Snaking Pipes: The use of technology to reroute the…

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