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ICOHTEC meetings since 1968

All symposia have published books of abstracts gathering the resumes of the papers delivered. From 1994 onward the outstanding papers are published in ICON.

No. Year City, Country Details
43 2016 Porto, Portugal Theme:Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives
Attendance: 230 participants
Date
: 26 - 30 July 2016
Cached: webpage
42 2015 Tel Aviv, Israel Theme: History of High-Technologies and Their Socio-Cultural Contexts
Date: 16 - 21 August 2015
Cached: webpage
41 2014 Brasov, Romania

Theme: Technology in Times of Transition
Date: 29 July - 2 August 2014
Conference reports: Biborka Bartha, Yoel Bergman, Sławomir Łotysz, Anna Turza, "Forty-first Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: “Technology in Times of Transition,” Brasov, Romania, 29 July–2 August 2014." Technology and Culture, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Jan., 2015), pp. 211-219.
Cached: webpage

40 2013 Manchester, UK

Theme: Knowledge at Work
Date: 22 – 28 July 2013
Conference reports: Layne Karafantis, John Laprise, Sławomir Łotysz, "Fortieth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: ICOHTEC at the ICHSTM, Manchester, UK, 21-28 July 2013." Technology and Culture, Vol. 55, No. 1 (Jan., 2014), pp. 211-219.
Jointly with: 24rd International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
Cached: webpage

39 2012 Barcelona, Spain Theme: Technology, the Arts and Industrial Culture
Date: 10–14 July 2012
Conference reports: Bahar Emgin, Georgina Ruff, Matteo Serafini, Jytte Thorndahl, "Thirty-Ninth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: ‘Technology, the Arts, and Industrial Culture’, Barcelona, Spain, 10-14 July 2012.” Technology and Culture, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Jan., 2013), pp. 158-166
Cached: webpage
38 2011 Glasgow, UK Theme: Consumer Choice and Technology
Date: 2 - 7 August 2011
Conference reports: YoelL Bergman, "Thirty-Eighth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: 'Consumer Choice and Technology', Glasgow, UK, 2-7 August 2011." Technology and Culture, Vol. 53, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 177-184
Cached: webpage
37 2010 Tampere, Finland Theme: Reusing the Industrial Past
Date: 10 -15 of August 2010
Attendance: c. 350 participants
Jointly: TICCIH / Worklab
Conference reports: James C. Williams, "Thirty-Seventh Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: 'Reusing the Industrial Past', Tampere, Finland, 10—15 August 2010." Technology and Culture, Vol. 52, No. 2 (April 2011), pp. 373-379
Cached: webpage
36 2009 Budapest, Hungary Theme: Ideas and Instruments in Social Context
Date: 28 July -2 August 2009
Jointly with: 23rd International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
Cached: webpage
35 2008 Victoria, Canada Theme: Crossing Borders in the History of Technology
Date: 5 - 10 August 2008
Conference reports: Outi Ampuja, Jeremy Kinney, Stefan Poser. International Committee for the History of Technology: Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007 Victoria, British Columbia, 2008. Technology and Culture, Vol. 50, No. 4 (Oct., 2009), pp. 883-893
Cached: webpage
34 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark Theme: Fashioning Technology: Design from Imagination to Practic
Date: 14 - 18 August 2007
Attendance: c. 100 participants from 19 countries

Cached: webpage
33 2006 Leicester, UK

Theme: Transforming Economies and Civilizations: The Role of Technology
Date: 15 - 20 August 2006
Conference reports: Dorotea Gucciardo and John Crosmun, "Taking Stock of the "Longue Durée" ICOHTEC 2006, Leicester, England, 15-20 August 2006." Technology and Culture, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan., 2007), pp. 153-157. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/40061229
Cached: webpage

32 2005 Beijing, China Theme: Globalisation and Diversity: Diffusion of Science and Technology throughout History
Date: 24 - 30 July 2005
Jointly with: 22nd International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
Cached: webpage
31 2004 Bochum, Germany Theme: Re-designing Technological Landscapes
Attendance: c. 120 participants
Conference reports: Susan Horning, James C. Williams,Recent Symposia of the International Committee for the History of Technology, 2002-2004. Technology and Culture, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 594-603. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/40060906
30 2003 St. Petersburg/ Moscow, Russia Theme: Technology, Society and Nature in the History of Civilization
Date: 21 - 26 August 2003
Attendance: c. 100 participants
Conference reports: Susan Horning, James C. Williams,Recent Symposia of the International Committee for the History of Technology, 2002-2004. Technology and Culture, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 594-603. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/40060906
Cached: CfP
29 2002 Granada, Spain

Theme: Technology, Cultural Interchange and Globalization
Date: 24 - 29 June 2002
Participants: c. 200
Proceedings: Hans-Joachim Braun (ed.): XXIX Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: ICOHTEC 2002, June 24-29, Granada. Fundación Juanelo Turriano, 2002.
Conference reports: Susan Horning, James C. Williams,Recent Symposia of the International Committee for the History of Technology, 2002-2004. Technology and Culture, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 594-603. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/40060906

28 2001 Mexico, Mexico Theme: Science and Cultural Diversity
Date
: 7 - 14 July 2001
Proceedings
: All papers on CD ; Juan José Saldaña (ed.): Science and Cultural Diversity: Proceedings of the XXIst International Congress of History of Science, Mexico City, 7-14 July 2001. Mexico 2001, pp. 209
Jointly with: 21st International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
27 2000 Prague, Czech Republic Theme: Technological Landscapes: Energy, Transport, and Environment
Date: 22 - 26 August 2000
Attendance: 184 participants, c. 120 papers
Proceedings:
Conference reports: Russell Douglass Jones, "Prague Summer: The Twenty-Seventh Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology." Technology and Culture, Vol. 42, No. 2 (Apr., 2001), pp. 329-332. Stable URL:  www.jstor.org/stable/25147701
26 1999 Belfort, France

Theme: Technological choice
Date: 16 - 21 August 1999
Attendance: 143 participants, 122 papers
Proceedings
: Robert Belot, Michel Cotte, Pierre Lamard (ed.): La technologie au risque de l’histoire. Paris (or Belfort) 2000
Conference reports: Stephanie Smith-Divita, "Twenty-Sixth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology." Technology and Culture, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 2001), pp. 138-139. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/25147651
Chached: CfP

25 1998 Lisbon, Portugal Date: 18 - 22 August 1998
24 1997 Liege/Luik, Belgium Theme: Science, Technology and Industry
Date
: 20 - 26 July 1997
Jointly with
: 20th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
23 1996 Budapest, Hungary

Theme: Past and Present Forms of Communication
Date: 7 - 11 August 1996
Attendance: c. 300 participants from 28 countries, 190 papers
Proceedings: Hans-Joachim Braun (ed.): "I Sing the Body Electric": Music and Technology in the 20th Century. Hofheim 2000 ; "Technikatörténeti Szemle," Vol. 23 (1997-98). Budapest 2000
Conference reports: Susan Schmidt Horning, "Twenty-Third Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology, Budapest, Hungary, August 7-11, 1996." Technology and Culture, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr., 1997), pp. 488-492. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3107134

22 1994 Bath, UK Theme: International aspects of the institutional organisation of engineers; The manufacture and marketing of gunpowder; The value of physical artefacts in international comparisons in the history of technology; Invisible technology
Date
: 30 July - 4 August 1994
Attendance: c. 100 participants from 21 countries, 59 papers
Conference reports: Molly W. Berger, "International Themes in the History of Technology-ICOHTEC Symposium, Bath, July-August 1994." Technology and Culture, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Jul., 1995), pp. 676-679. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3107256 ; Boleslaw Orlowski, "XXII Międzynarodowe Sympozjum ICOHTEC." Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki, Vsol. 40, No. 2 (1995) pp. 207-209. Stable URL: http://tinyurl.com/ntqvevu
21 1993 Zaragoza, Spain Theme:The Place of Theory in the History of Technology
Date
: 22 - 29 August 1993
Jointly
with: 19th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
20 1992 Uppsala, Sweden Theme: The steam engine as a Greek temple: art and technology throughout history
Date
: 16 -20 August 1992 (ICOHTEC met on 19th only?)
Proceedings
: The steam engine as a Greek temple: art and technology throughout history: 20th International Symposium, Uppsala, Sweden, 19 August, 1992 [book of abstracts], [S.l. : s.n.], 1992
Jointly with
: SHOT
19 1991 Vienna, Austria Date: 1-6 September 1991
Proceedings
: Helmut Janetschek (ed.): The Development of Technology in Traffic and Transport Systems: proceedings of the XIXth ICOHTEC-Symposium, Wien, 1-6 September 1991. Vienna 1992
18 1990 Paris, France Theme: The relations of science with technology
Date
: 8 - 14 July 1990
Attendance
: c. 70 participants, 60 papers
Proceedings
: Alexandre Herlea (ed.): Science-Technology Relationships. Relations Science-Technique. San Francisco 1993
Conference reports: Miriam R. Levin and Arwen Mohun, "The International Committee for the History of Technology Meeting, Paris July 1990." Technology and Culture, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul., 1991), pp. 594-595. Stable URL:  www.jstor.org/stable/3106113
17 1989 Hamburg/Munich, West Germany Theme: Failed Innovations
Date
: 1 - 9 August 1989
Attendance: c. 1000 participants from 48 countries in the IUHPS Congress, 177 papers concerning history of technology
Proceedings
: H. J. Braun (ed.), Failed Innovations. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 22, No. 2, Symposium on 'Failed Innovations' (May, 1992), pp. 213-406
Jointly with: 18th International Congress of IUHPS/DHSGail
Conference reports: Cooper and Bruce Sinclair, "Failed Innovations-ICOHTEC Symposium, Hamburg, August 1989." Technology and Culture, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul., 1990), pp. 496-499. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3106066
16 1988 Madrid, Spain Theme: Civil Engineering between 1750 and 1850
Date
: 5 - 9 September 1988
Attendance
: 54 participants from 13 countries, 41 papers
Proceedings
: CEHOPU, Libro de Resumenes, Madrid. 1988
Conference reports: George F. W. Hauck, "Civil Engineering during the Enlightenment - ICOHTEC Symposium, Madrid, September 5-9, 1988." Technology and Culture, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan., 1990), pp. 114-120. Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3105762 ; Eugeniusz Olszewski, "Dwudziestolecie ICOHTEC i jego czternaste sympozjum." Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki, Vol. 29, No. 2 (1989) pp. 410-412. Stable URL: http://tinyurl.com/nnj9q5f
15 1986 Dresden, East Germany

Theme: Technology and Technical Sciences in History
Date
: 25 - 29 August 1986
Attendance: c. 80 participants from 16 countries, c. 50 papers
Proceedings
: Rolf Sonnemann; K. Krug (ed.): Technological Sciences in History: Proceedings of the ICOHTEC Symposium, Dresden, 25–29 August 1986. Berlin 1987

14 1985 Berkeley/
San Francisco, USA
Theme: Technological Education – Technological Style
Date: 31 July - 8 August 1985
Proceedings
: Melvin Kranzberg (ed.): Technological Education – Technological Style. San Francisco 1986
Jointly with: 17th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
13 1984 Lerbach/Cologne, West Germany Theme: Energy in History
Date: 2 - 9 September 1984
Attendance: c. 90 participants from 16 countries
Proceedings: Energie in der Geschichte: zur Aktualität der Technikgeschichte; 11th Symposium of ICOHTEC, Lerbach (near Köln), September 2 - 7, 1984. 2 vols. Düsseldorf 1984
12 1982 Smolenice, Czechoslovakia

Theme: Sources for the History of Technology - National Comparisons
Date: 8 - 12 June 1982
Attendance: c. 60 participants from 16 countries, 45 papers
Proceedings: Lubos Novy (ed.): Tenth Symposium ICOHTEC: Sources for the history of technology - national comparisons (in series Acta historiae rerum naturalium nec non technicarum, Special issue No. 17). Prague 1983
Conference reports: R. A. Buchanan, "ICOHTEC Symposium: Smolenice, Czechoslovakia, June 7-12, 1982." Technology and Culture, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul., 1983), pp. 495-497 Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3104767

11 1981 Bucharest, Roumania Theme: Technology, Humanism and Peace - Historical Aspects
Date
: 26 August - 3 September 1981
Jointly with
: 16th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
Conference reports: Boleslaw Orlowski, "IX  Sympozjum ICOHTEC-u, Bukareszt 31 VIII - 1 IX 1981." Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki, Vol. 27, No. 1 (1982) p. 221. Stable URL: http://tinyurl.com/pukm7gw
10 1979 Sofia, Bulgaria Theme: Technological Systems: Their Development, Utilisation, Control
Date
: 3 - 6 September 1979
Attendance
: 70 participants from 11 countries (or 30 from 13)
Proceedings
: Musée Nationale Polytechnique (ed.): Systemes techniques: Developpement, usage et controle. Sofia 1980
Conference reports: Boleslaw Orlowski, "VIII Sympozjum ICOHTEC w Sofii." Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki, Vol. 25, No. 1 (1980), pp. 228-230. Stable URL: http://tinyurl.com/ndudbty
9 1978 Freiberg, East Germany Theme: History of Mining and Metallurgy
Date: 4 - 8 September 1978
Attendance: 76 participants from 14 countries
Proceedings: Gisela-Ruth Engewald, Eberhard Wächtler (ed.): Internationales Symposium zur Geschichte des Bergbaus und Hüttenwesens. Vorträge. 2 vols. Freiberg 1978
8 1977 Stirling, UK Theme: Scottish Engineers and Engineering
Date: 21 August 1977
Attendance: 5 papers
Proceedings: "Transactions of the Newcomen Society", Vol. 49 (1977/78), pp. 121-148
Jointly with: Newcomen Society
Conference reports: R. A. Buchanan, "Scottish Engineers and Engineering: A Symposium held at the University of Stirling, 21 August 1977." Transactions, Vol. 49 (1977), pp. 121-148. Stable URL: http://tinyurl.com/qjblwml
7 1977 Edinburgh, UK Theme: Human Implications of 20th Century Communications Technology
Date
: 10 - 19 August 1977
Jointly with: 15th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
6 1976 Kaluga, Soviet Union Theme: Technology and Society
Date: 8-11 June 1976
Attendance: c. 60 participants from 8 countries, 34 papers
Proceedings: Lubos Novy (ed.): Symposium ICOHTEC. Technology & Society: 5th international symposium of ICOHTEC; Kaluga, USSR, June 8th - 11th, 1976 (in series: Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum, Special issue No. 8). Prague 1976.
Reports: J. Babicz, "V Sympozjum ICOHTEC." Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki, 1 (1977) 203-204
5 1974 Tokyo, Japan Theme: Transition of Non-initiating Countries into Initiating Countries
Date: 19 - 27 August 1974
Jointly with: 14th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
4 1973 Jablonna, Poland Theme: Industrialization and modern technology in agricultural countries of Central and Southern Europe (1850-1918)
Date: 27 August - 1 September 1973
Attendance: 68 participants from 13 countries
3 1971 Moscow, Soviet Union Date: 18 - 24 August 1971
Attendance: 5 papers from 5 countries in special ICOHTEC colloquia on 20 August. Additionally 62 papers from 13 countries in section XI on history of technology of the IUHPS Congress.
Jointly with: 13th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS
2 1970 Pont-a-Mousson, France Theme: The Acquisition of Technology by Non-initiating Countries
Attendance: 45 participants from 13 countries, 31 papers
Proceedings: Maurice Daumas (ed.): 1-er Colloque International de l'ICOHTEC, éd. CNRS: L‘acquisition des techniques par les pays non-initiateurs. Paris 1973.
See also Daumas Maurice. L'acquisition des techniques par les pays non initiateurs. In: "Revue d'histoire des sciences". 1971, Tome 24 n°1. pp. 5-11. doi : 10.3406/rhs.1971.3170 Full text is available here
1 1968 Paris, France

Date: 27 August 1968
Jointly with
: 12th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS

 

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