Technology and the Making of Europe

Call for Papers and Sessions SHOT Annual Meeting Philadelphia

2 February 2017

In 2017 the Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) takes place in Philiadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) from 26-29 October. The program committee released the Call for Papers and Sessions. The committee welcomes proposals for:

  • Traditional sessions of 3 or 4 papers, with a chair and a commentator.  Deadline: March 31, 2017.
  • Unconventional sessions, with formats that diverge in useful ways from the typical 3 or 4 papers with comment. These might include round-table sessions and workshop-style sessions with pre-circulated papers.  Deadline: March 31, 2017.
  • Open sessions:Individuals interested in finding others to join panel sessions for the Annual Meeting may propose Open Sessions, starting date January 20, with a final deadline of March 15.  Open Sessions descriptions, along with organizer contact information, will appear as soon as possible on the SHOT website.  (The earlier the proposal, the earlier it will be posted to the website.)  To join a proposed panel from the Open Sessions list, contact the organizer for that panel, not the Program Committee.  Open Session organizers will then assemble full panel sessions and submit them to SHOT by the end of the regular call for papers on March 31, 2017. The Program Committee will review the resulting fully formed session proposals, whether traditional or unconventional, for quality and adherence to SHOT standards of gender, geographic, and institutional diversity.
  • In special cases, proposals for individual papers will be considered, but the Program Committee will give preference to organized sessions, either Traditional or Untraditional.  Those scholars who might ordinarily propose an individual paper are instead requested to propose Open Sessions themselves or to join an Open Session that is posted between January 20 and March 15.

Go to the Call for Papers and Sessions and the links to submit a proposal on the SHOT website.