I’ll be at SHOT this weekend (the annual conference of the Society for the History of Technology) in DC. I’ve never been to SHOT except when the meeting was co-located with HSS, so I’m excited to go to a new meeting and meet new folks. A friend is in town for a different conference, and I’m staying with another friend, so I may be a bit scarce. I will definitely be at the following, though: TEMSIG meeting Friday noon, grad student breakfast at 7:30 on Saturday (who scheduled that?), and my paper at 9 am on Sunday. I’ll also be visible around the conference as the short person wearing red. I’d be delighted to meet friends from the history blogosphere.
About my paper: It’s in session 53, and is called “Seeing and Selling the Syringe”–it’s about IV injection becoming the visual symbol of scientific medicine in progressive era America. It is also a special sneak preview of 606 Will Save You!, otherwise known as Chapter 4 of my dissertation.