From 17 – 22 October 2007, the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) will meet in Washington, DC, and celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. As part of that celebration, the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum will host a one-day symposium on the history of communication technologies on 17 October.
The symposium will take place on October 17, 2007, at the National Postal Museum, which is across the street from Union Station in Washington, DC. The event runs from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The talks will be on a range of topics that reflect the loose meaning of the term “communication technologies,” an interpretation that the Mercurians have embraced since their inception many years ago.
The symposium program and paper abstracts are posted on-line at:
Also, please register in advance for the symposium. The Museum’s events coordinator needs an estimate of the number of attendees to expect. The website is:
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
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