2007 Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Technology, Call for Papers.
The Society for the History of Technology will hold its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 17-21, 2007. This meeting will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of SHOT and of its journal, Technology and Culture. To that end, the Program Committee seeks papers or sessions for the 2007 meeting that concern the History of Technology as it has been practiced in the past 50 years.
The Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or sessions, as well as works-in-progress from researchers of all stripes (including graduate students, chaired professors, and independent scholars). It also welcomes proposals from those new to SHOT, regardless of discipline. The committee will also consider alternative venues for presenting one’s scholarship, such as poster sessions, short (8-minute) quick sessions, author-meets-critics panels, discussion of pre-circulated papers, and others.
Under the general theme of celebrating SHOT’s past, several more specific themes suggest themselves (listed below). The Committee is open to proposals not falling within these themes, but it suggests these as possible topics for papers and sessions.
--The Historian and Other Disciplines
--The Changing Context Since SHOT’s Founding
The deadline for submission is March 16, 2007.
Proposals for individual papers must include:
1) a one-page abstract (maximum 600 words)
2) a one-page curriculum vitae, including current postal and e-mail addresses
3) a completed A/V equipment request form (available on the SHOT web site).
Proposals for complete sessions must include:
1) a description of the session that explains how individual papers contribute to an overall theme.
2) the names and paper titles of the presenters
3) for each presenter, a one-page summary (maximum 600 words) of the paper’s topic, argument(s), and evidence used
4) for the commentator, chair, and each presenter: one-page c.v., with postal and e-mail addresses
5) for each presenter, a completed A/V equipment request form.
Additional information, as well as the A/V form, can be found online at the SHOT web site: http://www.historyoftechnology.org/fiftieth.html.
For questions about the program themes, submission guidelines, or any other aspects of the Call for Papers, please call Paul Ceruzzi, Program Committee Chair: 202-633-2414, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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