What is Envirotech?

Envirotech is a special interest group (SIG) within the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) that focuses on the interrelationship of technology and nature. The group meets twice a year at the meetings of SHOT, usually held in the fall, and the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), usually held in the spring.

Since the early 1990s, “nature and technology” have received greater attention in conference presentations, journals, and monographs by historians of technology and environmental historians. Active since 2000, the Envirotech SIG explores ways to investigate this intersection and support researchers in this inquiry.