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March 28th, 2018

Invitation to nominate candidates for the DaVinci Medal 2018

The highest recognition from the Society for the History of Technology is the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the history of technology, through research, teaching, publications, and other activities. SHOT invites members to nominate candidates for the DaVinci Medal. To put forward a person’s name…

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March 14th, 2018

New York University: Dibner Chair in History and Philosophy of Technology and Science

New York University: NYU – Domestic: Tandon School of Engineering: Technology, Culture and Society Dibner Chair in History and Philosophy of Technology and Science Location: Brooklyn, NY New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the Dibner Family Chair in History and Philosophy of Technology and Science. New York University (NYU)…

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March 14th, 2018

SHOT Annual Meeting St. Louis: Flashtalk session for graduate students in the history and sociology of science and of technology

This is a special session developed by the two society presidents, John Krige (SHOT president 2017-2018) and Janet Browne (HSS president 2016-2017) to showcase graduate student work and facilitate lively feedback.  Each speaker is allocated 5 minutes and one PowerPoint slide, followed by ample time afterwards for discussion. Speakers accepted for a flash-talk paper are free…

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March 7th, 2018

SHOT NASA Fellowship 2018

The NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology, offered by SHOT and supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, will, funding pending, fund one predoctoral or postdoctoral fellow for up to one academic year to undertake a research project related to the history of space technology. The fellowship may support…

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March 2nd, 2018

The Dibner Award

The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize excellence in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Winning exhibits, in addition to being well designed and produced, should raise pertinent historical issues. Artifacts…

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February 26th, 2018

PhD in Material Social Futures: The history and future of data storage and data use

Deadline for Applications: 30th March 2018 This is a call for applications for a three year fully funded PhD studentship  in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK. The studentship is part of Lancaster University’s Leverhulme Doctoral Training Centre in Material Social Futures. We live in a world where technology is developing at a pace…

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February 26th, 2018

CARS, CLOCKS, AND WATCHES SYMPOSIUM AT THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM

CARS, CLOCKS, AND WATCHES SYMPOSIUM AT THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM Henry Ford’s early and lifelong passion for timekeepers, and the important connections between 19th-century New England watch manufacturing and 20th-century automobile mass-production, have never before been comprehensively examined.   With a roster of important speakers and at the perfect venue, these themes will be developed…

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February 26th, 2018

PhD CASE Studentship, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

Fully funded PhD CASE Studentship, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. Transitions in the technologies and practices of office work: Manchester’s administrative industries (1960-2017) With Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. This project investigates the relation between innovations in office technology – from filing cabinets and fax machines through to hard drives and email – and…

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