Society for the History of Technology
The Society for the History of Technology, or SHOT, is the primary professional society for historians of technology. Founded in 1958, its flagship publication is the journal Technology and Culture. SHOT is an affiliate of the American Historical Association and publishes a joint booklet series with the AHA, Historical Perspectives on Technology, Society, and Culture, under the editorship of Dr. Pamela Long. The history of technology was traditionally linked to economic history and history of science, but its interactions are now equally strong with environmental history, gender history, business history, and labor history. SHOT annually awards two book prizes, the Edelstein Prize and the Hacker Prize, as well as the Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship and the Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship. Its highest award is the Leonardo da Vinci Medal.
SHOT owes its existence largely to the efforts of Professor Melvin Kranzberg. Another co-founder and its eleventh president was Eugene S. Ferguson. In 1968 Melvin Kranzberg was also instrumental in the founding of a sister society, the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) in 1968. The two societies complement each other.
- 2006 − Las Vegas, NV − October 12 - 14
- 2007 − Washington, D.C. − October 17 - 21
- 2008 − Lisbon, Portugal − October 11 - 14
- 2009 − Pittsburgh, PA − October 15 - 19
- 2010 - Tacoma, WA −September 29 - October 4
- 2011 - Cleveland, OH − November 2 - 6
- 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark − October 4 - 7
- 2013 − Portland, ME
- David A. Hounshell 2004. Eugene S. Ferguson, 1916-2004. Technology and Culture 45 (October 2004):911-921.
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