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HSS SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum

📅 8-11 October 2020


The History of Science Society (HSS) and the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) invite you to register for the HSS/SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum, 8-11 October 2020. Registration is now live and further information will be added as it becomes available. The History of Science and Technology (HOST) Hub features our virtual Book Exhibit and much more.

Please note: registration rates for HSS and SHOT are the same


Virtual Forum Platform

HSS/SHOT 2020 will be held on the OpenWater virtual meeting platform, which uses ZOOM as a video conferencing service. For the best experience, we recommend you download and use the ZOOM application. However, if you prefer to use the web version, please use Google Chrome as your web browser, as it functions best with ZOOM.

Guide to the Meeting Platform

We know that participating in a virtual congress can be challenging! Please visit the FAQs below for more information about the Virtual Forum.

Need to Know Details

All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT/New York time).

Your time

Conference time

Your registration grants you access to SHOT and HSS sessions, during the three days of the Forum. Some sessions will be recorded and made available for a limited time.

If you have any additional questions send an email: for HSS questions to meeting@hssonline.org and for SHOT questions to SHOT.Secretariaat@tue.nl

Support Our Sponsors


We wish to thank the volunteer members of the Virtual Forum Committees, who spent countless hours organizing this year's virtual event:

HSS Tri-Chairs
  • Christine von Oertzen (Program Co-Chair)
  • Soraya de Chadarevian (Program Co-Chair)
  • Karen-Beth Scholthof (Chair of the Committee on Meetings and Programs)
HSS Virtual Forum Committee Members
  • Luis Campos (Executive Committee)
  • Jean-François Gauvin (Chair of the Committee on Education and Engagement)
  • Gwen Kay (Executive Committee)
  • Sarah Naramore (Graduate and Early Career Caucus Co-Chair)
  • Areins Pelayo (University of Illinois - Chicago)
  • Sarah Pickman (Graduate and Early Career Caucus Co-Chair)
  • Sarah Qidwai (Graduate and Early Career Caucus Diversity Officer)
  • Karen Rader (Executive Committee)
  • Kate Sheppard (Chair of the Technology and Communications Committee)

Contact the HSS Ombudsperson: ombudsperson@hssonline.org

SHOT Program Committee

  • Yulia Frumer (Chair)
  • Cyrus Mody
  • Joseph November

SHOT Organization Team

  • Jan Korsten
  • Sonja Beekers
  • Angelique Brons-Bakker
  • Jeroen Carbaat
  • Henk Treur
  • SHOT Student Hosts

  • Linn v.d. Aker
  • Jimmy Nguyen
  • Jesse van Son
  • Naomi van Hierden

Thanks to our Supporters