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February 7th, 2018

Call for Papers workshop “On the Natural History of Destruction: Technology, Politics and Material

Location Columbia University, Friday, October 5, 2018 Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Friday, April 6, 2018 This one-day workshop aims to illuminate the complicated relationship between political possibilities and material transformation in Asia during the catastrophe of the continent’s long World War II (1931-1954). The workshop will bridge the artificial divide between East and Southeast Asia…

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February 5th, 2018

Assistant professorship in Digital History at Sciences Po, Paris

The position described below is open to specialists of modern digital history generally, but also to candidates from the field of historical network research. The deadline is 28 February. JOB DESCRIPTION Status: tenure-track FNSP Assistant Professor (private sector) Discipline: History Profile: The position is open to applicants fully trained in history who are capable of…

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February 5th, 2018

Call for Proposals SHOT Annual Meeting 2018 St. Louis

The SHOT Program Committee is pleased to issue the Call for Papers and Sessions for the SHOT 2018 Annual Meeting to be held 11-14 October, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, US. SHOT is an interdisciplinary and international organization concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history…

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February 1st, 2018

SHOT panels at the Annual AHA meeting in Chicago, January 3 – 6, 2019

Thanks to an arrangement SHOT has with the American Historical Association, SHOT members are invited to submit a full panel proposal for the AHA annual meeting in Chicago from January 3-6, 2019.  The theme is ‘Loyalties’ and the deadline for submission is February 15, 2018.  More information is available on https://www.historians.org/ The advantage of this arrangement is that you build a…

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January 31st, 2018

SHOT St. Louis Call for Proposals: Open Sessions

SHOT Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri (USA), 11-14 October 2018 Individuals interested in finding others to join panel sessions for the Annual Meeting may propose Open Sessions, starting January 31, with a final deadline of March 15. Open Sessions proposals due March 15, 2018. Open Sessions descriptions, along with organizer contact information, will appear as…

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January 16th, 2018

Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Cornell University

The Departments of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University invite applications for the Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. We seek a scholar whose research and publications engage empirically, analytically, and theoretically with the intertwining of environment and health. We anticipate selecting a scholar whose work touches on themes of broad interest…

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December 7th, 2017

First SHOT e-Newsletter available

This is the first of what will become a regular feature in SHOT. As matters stand, we formally only communicate with one another at the Annual Meeting, and of course many people are not able to attend the meeting every year. The Executive Council is convinced of the need to maintain a lively SHOT community between…

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December 7th, 2017

Postdoctoral Scholar Position at Colby College

Colby College’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Scholar position starting September 1, 2018. QUALIFICATIONS We seek a teacher-scholar who can provide energy, outreach, and a vision for the future of the program. Duties will include a balance of teaching and research, with no responsibility to serve on…

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November 28th, 2017

Results SHOT-Elections 2017

This year’s ballot included candidates for the Executive Council, the Editorial Committee and the Nominating Committee. The Executive Council is SHOT’s governing board and works with the Society’s officers to plan and set policy. The Nominating Committee is responsible for selecting individuals to run for office and preparing the slate of candidates for each year’s…

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November 6th, 2017

SHOT Panel: Thinking With Ann Johnson

The Society for the History of Technology held its annual meeting in Philadelphia in late October 2017. It was the first SHOT meeting since the death of engineering historian Ann Johnson on December 11, 2016. To celebrate her life and call attention to her lasting contributions to the field, several of her colleagues organized a…

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