国际技术史学会（The Society for the History of Technology, SHOT），成立于1958年，致力于技术史研究以及其他相关领域关系的历史研究，包括政策、经济、劳动力、商业、环境、科学、艺术等领域。该学会作为具有国际化视野的机构，一直在推动和促进全球技术史研究。现有会员1500名左右，来自于30多个国家和地区，包括澳大利亚、希腊、印度、韩国、日本、英国等。SHOT一般在北美或欧洲举办年会，也会选择专门的主题在其它国家举办小型的论坛。详细信息可登陆https://www.historyoftechnology.org/ 获取。
Confirmed participants (in alphabetical order):
BRAY, Francesca (University of Edinburgh): history of technology, gender and state in pre-modern China, including textiles; anthropology of technology.
CHANG Qing (Tongji University, Academician at CAS ): reconstruction of traditional buildings combining craft techniques and structures with modern techniques; currently studying Tibetan potala-style architecture, and Westernised building in colonial Shanghai.
CLANCEY, Gregory (National University of Singapore ): history of building construction in Japan and in the US.
DUAN Hailong (Inner Mongolia Normal University, details to follow)
EYFERTH, Jacob (University of Chicago): history of crafts in China (paper-making); crafts in history; textile crafts, industrialisation and gender in modern China.
GUAN Xiaowu (IHNS ): history of technology, materials and construction techniques, heritage.
HÅRD, Mikael (TU Darmstadt): cultural history of technology, urban technologies, making of Europe, global history of technology.
IYENGAR, Sushma (Ahmedabad University / Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan): social activist and scholar, interested in crafts management (especially weaving), community rehabilitation and organisation building; member of AU Centre for Heritage Management, works on empowerment of craftspeople.
KO, Dorothy (Columbia University ): historian of gender and of crafts in China.
KRIGE, John (Georgia Tech; SHOT President ): history of science and technology in Cold War; writing transnational history.
MAMIDIPUDI, Annapurna (Maastricht University / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science): STS and history of crafts and technology in India, especially contemporary textile crafts and innovation (plus long experience in textile-worker NGOs)
NÈGRE, Valérie (Université Paris I-Sorbonne ): historian of architecture and construction, specialist in materials, techniques, history of knowledge, contemporary sustainable design.
PHIPPS, Elena (World Arts and Culture, UCLA): former President of Textile Society of America, research scholar at Metropolitan Museum of Art; expert on Andean textiles, author of Looking at Textiles: A Guide to Technical Terms.
RAMNATH, Aparajit (Ahmedabad University, SHOT International Scholar 2016-17): historian of science, technology and industry in South Asia. The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900-47 (OUP) was published in 2017.
REN Congcong (IHNS): history of architectural technology, bridge construction in China and Japan, technology as heritage.
SU Xuan (IHNS ): history of textile technology, combining of traditional crafts and modern textile industry in China in WWII.
SUN Lie (IHNS ) : History of technology, including technology transfer and innovation, Comparison of Chinese and Western industrialization.
VIRMANI, Sandeep (Managing Director, Hunnarshala Foundation; ), architect by training, at Hunnarshala he leads work on sustainable post-disaster housing for the poor, involving local artisans and using local materials and technologies.
WANG Bin (IHNS ), history of railways and of engineering, in China and elsewhere.
WU, Wei (TU Darmstadt): global history of technology.
ZHANG Baichun (IHNS): history of engineering and machinery in early-modern and modern China and Europe.
ZHANG Duoduo (Dept of Design, Hunan University): STS and gender studies approach to textile-craft development programmes in SW China.
ZHAO Feng (Director, NSM, Hangzhou): history of art and technology in silk production; research on industrial heritage of silk reeling and weaving.
CNMS: LIU Jian (Associate Professor, email@example.com )
IHNS: YAO Dazhi (Associate Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org )
Craft and innovation in modern societies
NSM, Hangzhou, 1-3 June 2018
Day 1 (1 June)
Welcome and Plenary 9:00-10:00
Chair: Professor ZHAO Feng (NSM)
• Welcome by organizers or local officers (from Beijing, or Zhejiang provice)
• Introduction to the Workshop on Craft and Innovation, the Society for the History of Technology, Chennai Workshop, by Francesca Bray
• Introduction to the Chinese History of Technology by Chinese local organizers (Zhang Baichun)
Session, Master-Class, Skill Show by Chinese craftspeople at NSM
12:00-14:00 Lunch Time
Session, textile crafts and innovation (1): The place of textile crafts in transitions to the industrial state
Chair: Francesca BRAY
Presentations: Jacob EYFERTH, Annapurna MAMIDIPUDI, SU Xuan
Discussant: Elena PHIPPS
16:00-16:30 Tea Break
Session, Textile crafts and Innovation (2): modes of survival of textile crafts in the contemporary political economy
Chair: John KRIGE
Presentations: Sushma IYENGAR, ZHAO Feng, ZHANG Duoduo
Discussant: Dorothy KO
Day 2 (2 June)
Architecture, skill and innovation (1): old techniques in new building
Chair: Jacob EYFERTH
Presenters: CHANG Qing, Gregory CLANCEY, REN Congcong
10:30-11:00 Tea Break
Architecture, skill and innovation (2): modes of sustainability
Chair: Ellen PHIPPS
Presenters: Sandeep VIRMANI, Valérie NÈGRE [Francesca Bray will present], GUAN Xiaowu & FENG Lisheng (Guan Xiaowu will present)
Discussant: CHANG Qing
13.00-14:30: Lunch Time
Craft and machinery in industrial society
Chair: Gregory CLANCEY
Presenters: Aparajit RAMNATH, SUN Lie, WANG Bin and DUAN Hailong
Discussant: Mikael HÅRD
Day 3 (3 June)
Roundtable discussion: Methods and uses for national, comparative or transnational histories of craft and innovation: the historian, the policy-maker / activist, the museum curator
To open the discussion (10 minutes each): John KRIGE, Sushma IYENGAR, ZHAO Feng, ZHANG Baichun
11.00-11.30: Tea Break
Final roundtable discussion: future plans (publications, displays, collaborations, further workshops, etc) Chair: Francesca Bray