SHOT Early Career Interest Group (ECIG) invites applications from graduate
students to submit abstracts to participate in an intensive workshop at the
Society for the History of Technology’s annual conference, which will be
held 10-13 November 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Accepted students will be asked to submit a short paper (roughly 2500-5000
words excluding footnotes), which will be pre-circulated and discussed in a
seminar-style workshop. The workshop will provide graduate students with an
opportunity to discuss their work in progress and to receive extensive
feedback on their work from established scholars and their peers. The
organizers of the workshop will connect workshop participants with mentors
working on similar topics so they receive tailored commentary on their work
and the opportunity to network with scholars in their field. We especially
encourage early-stage research explorations and budding works in progress,
including critical literature reviews, research excerpts from dissertation
proposals, reworked class papers, or speculative research explorations. We
also highly encourage papers exploring the themes of the conference, “Empire,
Globalization, and Technological Change.”
Each selected participant will have 10 minutes to present a summary of
their paper, and to note key areas where feedback would be most valuable;
followed by 15 minutes for questions and feedback from mentors, panel
attendants, and the organizers. The workshop will be mediated by the ECIG
representatives. This is an excellent chance to become familiar with SHOT’s
scholarly community before presenting as a candidate for the Robinson Prize.
Accepted students will need to register for the conference (lower
registration rate for graduate students) Students will be eligible to apply
for travel funding, through the SHOT website.
Please note that no individual can give more than one titled commentary or
paper, including a paper in the Grad Student Workshop, at SHOT.
The deadline for proposals is July 30th, 2022. Accepted participants will be
expected to submit their paper to the organizers no later than September
We are committed to making this event as accessible as possible for those
unable to attend in-person. Therefore, please use this survey
indicate any accommodations that would help make this event accessible for
virtual participants, and we will try our best to provide them.
Submission Instructions: Submit proposals through this form
broad literature conversation.