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July 29th, 2013

SIG Activities

SHOT 2014: SIG Events

Albatrosses

The Albatrosses, whose interests cover all things related to aviation and aerospace, will have an informal breakfast on Sunday morning November 9 at 8:00 am. followed at 9:00 am by its annual roundtable session highlighting the current research of grad students and young scholars. If you are interested in presenting your work, please email Debbie Douglas. The breakfast will be held at The Henry. To join the Albatrosses email list, email Robert Ferguson.

Asia Network

To promote scholarship on Asian topics and to encourage historians from Asia to participate in our activities, SHOT members have organized the Asia Network. In Dearborn, network members will have a meeting over breakfast on Sunday, November 9 at 8:00 am. Please indicate on the registration form if you are planning to attend. For more information on the group, visit their website or email Honghong Tinn.

SIGCIS

The SIG on Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) will have a lunch  at 12:30 pm on Friday November 7. SIGCIS is also organizing a workshop on Sunday, November 9 beginning at 9:00 am. For more details about the Sunday workshop, please visit their website. Note that if you are planning to attend this workshop, you must register for the SHOT meeting and indicate on the registration form that you will be attending this event on Sunday. If you are attending only the workshop on Sunday and not the rest of the SHOT meeting, please email David Lucsko to discuss registration.

EDITH

EDITH (Exploring Diversity in Technology’s History) will hold a session on Sunday morning November 9 at 9:00 am on incorporating issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and disability into the teaching of the history of technology.  Come with your war stories, your insights, your creativity, and your questions.  Our goal is to make available what we produce together on EDITH’s future webpage.   Please watch the SHOT website and the annual meeting information in the summer newsletter for further details.  If you have any questions, please contact EDITH scribe Tisha Hooks at:[email protected]

 

Envirotech

Envirotech will hold a breakfast meeting on Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 am at The Henry. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend. For more information about the group, email Chris Jones.

IEEE

The IEEE will hold a special session on Sunday, November 9 beginning at 9:00 am.

 

Jovians & Mercurians

The Jovians (electrical history) and the Mercurians (communications) will hold their traditional joint lunch-time meeting on Friday, November 7 at 12:30 pm. For more information email Jonathan Coopersmith.

Prometheans

This year, the Prometheans (SHOT’s Engineering SIG) will be holding a workshop on Sunday, November 9 at 9:00 am. Note that if you are planning to attend this workshop, you must register for the SHOT meeting.  If you are attending only the workshop on Sunday and not the rest of the SHOT meeting, please email David Lucsko to discuss registration. Meanwhile, the group’s annual business meeting will take place on Friday during lunch at a location to be determined.  Please email Atsushi Akera if you plan to attend this lunch.

SMiTInG

SMiTInG, the SHOT Military Technology Interest Group, will meet for cocktails on Friday, November 7. For more information, please email Bart Hacker.

TEMSIG

TEMSIG, the museum group, will meet for cocktails on Friday, November 7.  If you have any questions or wish to be added to the TEMSIG listserv, please email co-chairs Allison Marsh or Eric Nystrom.

WITH

Women in Technological History (WITH) will meet over lunch on Friday, November 7 at 12:30 pm. Please indicate on the registration form if you are planning to attend this lunch. For more information about WITH, please email Arwen Mohun.