iCHSTM 2013 Programme • Version 5.3.6, 27 July 2013 • ONLINE (includes late changes)
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Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)

An international and interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history in the broadest sense — including the relationships of technology to politics, economics, science, the arts, and the organization of production, and with the role it plays in the differentiation of individuals in society. Not least, it is concerned with interpretive flexibility, the conception that beliefs about whether a technology "works" are contingent on the expectations, needs, and ideologies of those who interact with it.

SHOT members represent a wide range of disciplines and professions, from history and the humanities to engineering and science, and come from some thirty-five countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Society’s journal, Technology and Culture, welcomes submissions from non-members as well as members.

Sponsoring the following events:
S019. Aspects of the history of radio communications: how radio has transformed the world, and exploration, since the days of David Livingstone (1813-1873)
Tue 23 July, 11:00–12:30
S101. Ancient cultural and technological interactions between East and West along the Silk Road
Sat 27 July, 09:00–12:30
J324. Museum of Science and Industry reception
Thu 25 July, 19:00–21:00