Society for the History of Technology) conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 8-11. Registration is now open, and the preliminary program has been posted. Of particular interest is a Roundtable that asks "What Role Should Technology Play in the History of Capitalism?" The organizers are W. Bernard Carlson and Jonathan Coopersmith; the discussants are Jonathan Coopersmith, Richard John, Stephen Mihm, and Barbara Hahn.
Other sessions of interest include "Industry-Academic Relations in the Second Industrial Revolution"; "Rewiring Public and Private: Computing for Public Sector and Public Interest"; "Railroad Construction, Labor Regimes, and Commerce in the Portuguese and Colonial Frontier Zones"; "Constructing Foods and Creating Tastes: Histories of Foods in Transnational Perspectives"; and "Ordering Concepts of Information Technologies."
The conference will also include a graduate student workshop and several special interest group (SIG) workshops. For more information, please consult the SHOT meeting website. Note that the early registration deadline is September 1, 2015.