The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Special Interest Group Exploring Diversity in Technology’s History (EDITH) announces its conference grant program for 2021. The EDITH Conference Support Awards are designed to defray costs associated with participating in the SHOT annual meeting, typically lodging, meals, and other incidental expenses. Eligibility is open to individuals giving a paper at the 2021 SHOT annual meeting in New Orleans.
EDITH was founded in 2012 with the dual aims of supporting scholars and scholarship currently underrepresented in the history of technology and at SHOT. EDITH works toward incorporating insights from the fields of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability studies – and growing attention to the intersectionality of such categories – into the scholarship of the history of technology and providing an intellectual home within SHOT to a broad range of scholars.
The EDITH Conference Support Award prioritizes promoting the participation of: presenters with incomplete funding from other sources, presenters who are new to SHOT, graduate students, presenters belonging to any group underrepresented in SHOT, and scholars whose paper seeks to provoke analysis of difference, diversity, power, alterity, intersectionalities, etc. in the history of technology. Preference will be given to those who have not received funding from EDITH in recent years.
EDITH grants typically range from $250 to $300, with the possibility of additional funds depending on an applicant’s stated need, the number of applications, and EDITH’s resources. These grants will be presented in the form of a check at the annual meeting, with recognition at the EDITH luncheon meeting.
To apply for the EDITH conference support award, please fill out an application form and attach the following documents: a cover letter explaining how you will contribute to “Exploring Diversity” in SHOT; a brief budget outlining anticipated total expenses associated with your trip, including travel; an abstract of your proposed paper with evidence that it has been accepted by the SHOT program committee; and a one-page curriculum vitae. All application materials should be sent to Rachel Maines at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is September 15, 2021 (decisions by late September). If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Maines at email@example.com, EDITH Convener Prasad Venugpal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or EDITH Scribe Alana Staiti (email@example.com).
We encourage applicants to apply for a SHOT travel grant if eligible, and/or awards offered by other Special Interest Groups (SIGs), as funding from more than one source can sometimes be combined.
For information on SHOT travel grants, see:
For information on SIGs, see: