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July 29th, 2020

Newsletter 6, 2020: SHOT Elections

E-NEWSLETTER 6, 2020 Vote online until September 15 2020 via the online ballot PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE There’s no Electoral College or dodgy voting machine that gets in the way of your vote positively shaping SHOT’s future. The next few years will stretch our Society’s creativity and resources; the past decade gives little guidance in helping us…

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July 27th, 2020

NCPH Extended deadline CfP for Annual Meeting 2021 up to August 15th

NCPH has extended the deadline for proposals for its 2021 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, that illuminate the ways stories of the past bring meaning to the present and that consider how narratives form and re-form through the ongoing nature of their interpretation. To learn more about the conference theme, “The Presence and Persistence of Stories,”…

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July 7th, 2020

The position of Chief Curator for NASM

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570557200 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570558300 The two links above are for Trust (non-federal) and Federal variants of the same job. Summary This position serves as Chief Curator of the National Air and Space Museum and oversees the Directorate of Curatorial Affairs that is comprised of three Departments: Aeronautics, Space History, and the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.…

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July 7th, 2020

New issue of HoST online (14.1, June 2020)

HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal, available online, published in English by De Gruyter/Sciendo, as a result of a partnership between four Portuguese research units (CIUHCT, CIDEHUS, Institute for Social Sciences, and Institute of Contemporary History). The latest issue is now available online. https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/host/host-overview.xml?tab_body=latestIssueToc-78033      

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June 19th, 2020

SHOT Annual Meeting 2020

Because of COVID-19, we are unable to meet in New Orleans in 2020. We are exploring options for virtual panels in October 2020. SHOT and HSS plan to meet jointly in New Orleans November 2021. 0riginally we planned to hold the 2021 meeting in Merida (Mexico). We regret that we will not be able to…

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April 23rd, 2020

Technology & Culture and Project Muse

Until 31 May 2020, JHUP has made the entire run of T&C freely available. But such “free” access has a downside. Whenever anyone accesses T&C through the normal channels of Project Muse, SHOT gets a small amount of revenue, which adds up to a very useful boost for our annual budget. The temporary “free” access…

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April 2nd, 2020

Message from SHOT President Tom Misa

Dear SHOT members, In times like these, we are called on to figure out “what is ours to do in the world.” Some of our communities need field hospitals and mass mobilization for required resources; others need reminders that while “the economy has stopped,” our communities are very much alive and, often, adapting in creative…

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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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