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May 13th, 2020

Professor Schriever Space Seminar, Air War College

The Air War College is hiring a professor to teach in a space-focused seminar. The search is focused on the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Air War College’s student body consists of military officers preparing for senior command and staff positions. A historian of space or space technology would be well suited to this opening. The primary…

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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 7th, 2020

Museum Curator in Environmental History

Museum Curator in Environmental History Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History Kenneth E. Behring Center Division of Work and Industry Position involves: Research and publication based on the collections and the interests of the curator, stewarding the collections in several historic areas related to the history of technology, creating exhibitions as part of a…

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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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February 12th, 2020

Curator of the History of American Women in Aviation, Spaceflight, Astronomy, and/or Planetary Science.

The Office of Provost and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outlined a collaborative American Women’s History Initiative relationship that enables NASM and SAO to hire a Curator of the History of American Women in Aviation, Spaceflight, Astronomy, and/or Planetary Science. Application deadline: 2 March 2020 Find all…

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February 12th, 2020

Assistant Director, Center for Historical Research

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the full-time position of Assistant Director, Center for Historical Research. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Director of the Center for Historical Research to administer the international fellowship program of the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry; maintain local, national and international contacts and collaborations; organize…

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February 12th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Scholar and Assistant Director of Co-teaching, Center for Science and Society, Columbia University

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University seeks an independent and interdisciplinary postdoctoral researcher with experience in curriculum development, pedagogical research and evaluation, the learning sciences, and/or science studies for a position as Postdoctoral Research Scholar and Assistant Director of the Center’s new Co-teaching Initiative. The one-year appointment will begin on July 1,…

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