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September 26th, 2023

SHOT 2023 Annual Meeting Announcement

Dear SHOT Community, Great news: we have succeeded in finding an alternative venue in Los Angeles to hold our annual meeting in person! The University of Southern California has generously agreed to host the entire meeting with no charge for the space. We will meet near downtown LA in USC’s on-campus hotel, which is not…

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September 8th, 2023

SHOT Global Community Scholars

Applications and nominations for SHOT Global Community Scholars are now open! Each year, SHOT designates selected Global Community Scholars for a two-year term. These scholars act as ambassadors for the society in their countries and regions, both by informing SHOT about the history of technology in their regions, and by helping to disseminate information about…

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June 26th, 2023

Call for Proposals SHOT Early Career Group 2023 Workshop (extended deadline)

The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Early Career Interest Group (ECIG) invites graduate students to submit 250-300 word paper proposals for an intensive workshop at the SHOT annual meeting, 26-29 October 2023 in Long Beach California. The workshop will provide graduate students with an opportunity to discuss their work in progress and to…

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May 10th, 2023

Special notice SHOT Secretariat concerning spam e-mail messages

Dear SHOT members, We’ve had reports that spam messages are circulating, appearing to come from SHOT President Gabrielle Hecht. She does not, in fact, require “urgent assistance with SHOT logistical support transfer matter!” Please do not click on any links in these messages or reply to these spam emails! The spam messages seem to be going only…

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April 30th, 2023

SHOT’s Special Interest Group for Computing, Information, and Society welcomes submissions to their 14th annual conference, September 21-23, 2023 | Zoom

SIGCIS 2023, online edition 2.0 SIGCIS 2023 is an open call for any and all work related to the history of computing and information systems, broadly imagined. The SIGCIS community is especially welcoming of new directions in research and creative production, and encompasses academic professionals, museum and archive professionals, IT practitioners, artists and creative technologists, and…

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February 9th, 2023

Publication by Paul Josephson appeared in “Jeopardy”

Sometime in 2005 or 2006, I found myself strolling in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and at the Gorton’s of Gloucester Company, with the iconic “fisherman at the wheel” logo and statue. A eureka question occurred: “Where do fish sticks come from?” Gorton’s was the originator of fish stick production. I immediately embarked on a journey that took…

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December 22nd, 2022

Results SHOT Elections 2022

22 December 2022 We are pleased to announce the results of the 2022 SHOT Elections. Elected are: New members of the Executive Council (2023-2025) Angel Callahan Eric S. Hintz Sonja D. Schmid Vice-President / President Elect (2023-2024 / 2025-2026) Deborah Douglas Nominations Committee (2023-2025) Honghong Tinn Editorial Committee (2023-2027) Dagmar Schäfer   We congratulate the…

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November 14th, 2022

Proposed amendments SHOT Constitution Approved

The proposed Amendments of the SHOT Constitution have been approved unanimously by the SHOT members present at the SHOT Business Meeting –  Creating SHOT’s Future: A Community Meeting – in New Orleans on 12 November 2022. The amended constitution will be posted on the website shortly.

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November 13th, 2022

Winner Robinson Prize 2022

The winner of the Robinson Prize 2022 is Salwa Hoque (New York University) for her paper Digital Databases: Colonial Legacies Reinscribed in Technologies Established in 1980 by Dr. Eric Robinson in memory of his wife, the prize is awarded annually for the best-delivered paper by an individual who is making his or her first appearance…

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