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Batak weavers sent by the Netherlands Indies colonial government to Silunkang in West Sumatra to study weaving techniques after which they were expected to demonstrate those techniques in their own villages. Date unknown (probably 1900-1940). Image courtesy of the Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), The Netherlands.



SHOT Singapore 2016
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The SHOT Asia Network brings together scholars interested in knowing more about technology in Asian history and promoting the study and teaching of the history of technology in Asia. Our members are located at universities around the world and collectively employ a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, including history, anthropology, geography, and STS.

To join, come to a SHOT Asia Network event at the SHOT annual meeting. The annual breakfast takes place annually at 7:00 am on Saturday or Sunday at the conference hotel. Please register to the breakfast meeting when you are filling in the registration form for the annual meeting.

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