The Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara
University is host to the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for the
History of Technology (SHOT), October 4-7, 2001, at the Fairmont Hotel
in San Jose, California.
An interdisciplinary organization with 2000 individual members and 1500
institutions around the world, SHOT is concerned with the history of
technological devices and processes and the relations of technology to
science, politics, social change, the arts and humanities, and
The conference will be kicked off by a special event on the Santa Clara
campus on the evening of Thursday, October 4. Following a barbecue at
5:30 pm in the University's gardens, a roundtable discussion at 7:00 pm
by distinguised Silicon Valley innovators will bring a historical
perspective to the Valley's technological developments. It features
Regis McKenna, Chairman, The McKenna Group; Doug Engelbart, Director,
Bootstrap Institute and winner of the Turing Award and the National
Medal of Technology; and Paul Ceruzzi, Curator of Aerospace Electronics
and Computing, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and author of
The History of Modern Computing. The roundtable is open to the public and admission is free.
The SHOT meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose begins with
tours on Thursday, October 6, and sessions on Friday, October 7.
Participants from the Americas, Asia, and Europe will present lively new scholarship in 38 panels on a variety of topics from computers to
consumers, from national policy to labor history, from crime and vice
to the divine side of technology, from military history to ecology and
the environment, from the impact of technological history on the
American story to new views of modernity, from gender to the
relationship of technology to the state. A complete program may be
found on the SHOT web page.
In addition, the SHOT Conference highlights a reception, sponsored by
SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society, at the Tech Museum in San Jose on Friday, October 5, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Conference
attendees are free to explore two of the major exhibit halls and enjoy a variety of elegant hors d'oeuvres.
For complete information, as well as the online registration form,
please visit the SHOT web page . Early
registration ends on August 15, 2001 although you may continue to register
for most of the events until the time of the conference.
Department of the History of Science, Medicine and Technology
216B Ames Hall
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore MD 21218
Fax: (410)516-7502 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.shot.jhu.edu
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