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May 31st, 2024

Joy Parr, 2018 da Vinci medalist, passes away

SHOT is greatly saddened by the passing of Professor Joy Parr, a luminous member of our community. Joy Parr’s exceptional scholarship earned her many awards throughout her career, including SHOT’s 2011 Edelstein Prize for Sensing Changes:Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003 (University of British Columbia Press, 2010). In 2018 SHOT awarded her the da Vinci…

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May 28th, 2024

Pre-conference textile repair workshop in Santiago de Chile

On Monday 8 July – one day before the conference – theMuseo Chileno de Arte Precolombino in Santiago will open specially for conference attendees, so please consider stopping by on your way to Viña del Mar. Our colleague Gloria Bairrogotegui has arranged for them to host a repair workshop on Monday afternoon! Thanks to an…

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May 28th, 2024

Register now for ICOHTEC-SHOT 2024

The joint ICOHTEC-SHOT 2024 Annual Meeting will take place in Viña del Mar (Chile) on 9-14 July. This will be the first joint meeting between ICOHTEC and SHOT in three decades, and will take place on the Viña del Mar campus of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI). You can find all conference information and the most…

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May 18th, 2024

ICOHTEC-SHOT Winter PhD School – Santiago de Chile 8-9 July 2024 – Apply now

The First joint ICOHTEC-SHOT Winter PhD School, held in Santiago de Chile, will combine the Joint Annual Meeting of ICOHTEC and SHOT in Viña del Mar (Chile), 9-14 July 2024, with a two-day intensive seminar, geared to PhD students and young post-doctoral scholars. The Winter PhD School brings together seminars/tutorials for the students and the…

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April 26th, 2024

CALL: SHOT Cooperative Book Exhibit and Silent Book Auction in Chile

SHOT Cooperative Book Exhibit and Silent Book Auction in Chile Since some publishers will be unable to attend our meeting in Chile, SHOT is organizing a cooperative book exhibit, inviting our members to showcase your exciting scholarship. If you are coming to Chile, you are welcome to bring one copy of your recent book(s), and…

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April 23rd, 2024

spam bots active

Dear SHOT community, It appears that a side-effect of presidenting a professional society is vulnerability to impersonation by spam bots. This is just to confirm what you’ve probably already figured out: any recent injunctions you may have received to get in touch with me right away are nothing more than the electronic version of canned…

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April 6th, 2024

SHOT MEMBER PRESENTS: book publication and Exhibit

     Julie Wosk,  Professor Emerita,  SUNY Maritime College, is happy to announce the publication of her new book  Artificial Women:  Sex Dolls, Robot Caregivers, and More Facsimile  Females  (Indiana University  Press).  AI-enhanced simulated females are becoming ever more lifelike  as the virtual vies with the real.  They are already having a  dramatic impact on…

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April 5th, 2024

CfP ICHST 2025, New Zealand, deadline 1 May 2024

The 27th International Congress of History of Science and Technology will be held from 29 June – 5 July 2025 at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Symposium Proposals are due by 1 May 2024. Standalone Papers are due by 1 December 2024. For further details, please go to the Congress website: https://www.ichst2025.org

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March 26th, 2024

CfP Preserving the Race for Space Symposium 2024, Houston, deadline 8-4-24

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training of the National Park Service is seeking papers for its Preserving the Race for Space Symposium 2024!  Please consider submitting a proposal and share the call for papers with your networks.  April 8 is the abstract deadline for the August 13-15 conference in Houston. Information about the conference can be found at: https://home.nps.gov/articles/000/preserving-the-race-for-space-2024-from-the-earth-to-the-moon-and-beyond.htm…

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March 15th, 2024

SHOT Chile: Early Career Group 2024 Workshop

Call for Proposals: SHOT Early Career Group 2024 Workshop (Proposals Due: March 31, 2024) 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 in Viña del Mar, Chile, 9-14 July. The workshop will…

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