CFA: SHOT Video Contest Submissions

August 1, 2014, Online

Want to spread the word about your research to a broader audience? SHOT is pleased to announce its first ever three minute video contest for PhD students and recent graduates whose dissertation engages with the history of technology. We welcome participants from the history of science, technology or medicine, STS, media studies, material culture studies or any other area in which understanding technology from a historical perspective matters.

“Pitch” your dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video and win travel expenses, registration, accommodations, and a banquet ticket for a SHOT meeting of your choice. We warmly welcome submissions from graduate students and recent graduates in all fields whose work focuses on technology and has a historical dimension. If you are interested in STS, the histories of technology, science, medicine, or material culture, we’d love to see your video.  All entrants will have their videos featured on SHOT’s Vimeo channel and the best ten will be featured on Technology’s Stories.

The film should be directed at an educated general public, and cannot be longer than three minutes. Any language is welcome, but if the film has narration and is not in English we request English subtitles or some other aid to communication. We encourage creativity. Participants are welcome to add for example music, illustrations or animation. Please see our resources page for more information about copyright and fair use.

This is a great opportunity to let people know what you are working on!

Guidelines for entering the contest:

  • Deadline for submission: 1 August 2014
  • Eligibility: Graduate students and young scholars in any field whose work explores technology from a historical perspective (Participants must have received their PhD no earlier than 2012)
  • Submission: Upload your videos to Vimeo and send the link, your name, email address, and permission for us to use your video on the Vimeo channel and the SHOT website, to techstories@techculture.org no later than 1 August 2014. We will post all entries on a dedicated SHOT Vimeo channel once all submissions are in.

Our panel of judges:
Anna Aberg
Tae-ho Kim
Meg Rosenburg
Jeff Schramm
Pete Soppelsa

Call for papers

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Posted: June 13, 2014