Past meetings

45 (2018), Saint-Étienne, France, on 17-21 July 2018

Theme:  Technological Drive From Past to Future? 50 Years of ICOHTEC
Attendance c. 200
Date: 17-21 July 2018
Cached website

44 (2017), Rio de janeiro, Brazil

Theme: Science, Technology and Medicine between the Global and the Local
Attendance c. 90
Date: 23-19 July 2017 (Part of 25th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS)
Cached website
Report: Francesco Gerali and Marcin Krasnodębski and Saara Matala and Dick Van Lente et. al. “Forty-fourth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: “Science, Technology, and Medicine between the Global and the Local,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24–29 July 2017.” Technology and Culture 59, no. 1 (2018): 152-158. doi:10.1353/tech.2018.0009

43 (2016), Porto, Portugal

Theme:  Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives
Attendance c. 230
Date: 26 – 30 July 2016
Cached website
Report: Yoel Bergman and Francesco Gerali and Joanna Walewska and Dick van Lente et. al. “Forty-third Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: “Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives,” Porto, Portugal, 26–30 July 2016.” Technology and Culture 58, no. 1 (2017): 250-256. Read online: http://muse.jhu.edu/article/648260 

42 (2015), Tel Aviv, Israel

Theme: History of High-Technologies and Their Socio-Cultural Contexts
Date: 16 – 21 August 2015
Cached website
Report: Shaul Katzir and Christopher Neumaier and M. Luísa Sousa and David Zimmerman et. al. “Forty-second Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology and Fourth Meeting of the History of Electrical Technology: “History of High-Technologies and Their Socio-Cultural Contexts,” Tel Aviv, Israel, 16–20 August 2015.” Technology and Culture 57, no. 1 (2016): 216-224. doi:10.1353/tech.2016.0014

41 (2014), Brasov, Romania

Theme: Technology in Times of Transition
Date: 29 July – 2 August 2014
Cached website
Report: Biborka Bartha and Yoel Bergman and Sławomir Łotysz and Anna Turza et. al. “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 56, no. 1 (2015): 241-247. doi:10.1353/tech.2015.0033

40 (2013), Manchester, UK

Theme: Knowledge at Work
Date: 22 – 28 July 2013 (Part of 24th International Congress of IUHPS/DHS)
Cached website
Report: Layne Karafantis and John Laprise and Slawomir Lotysz. “Fortieth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: ICOHTEC at the ICHSTM, Manchester, UK, 21–28 July 2013.” Technology and Culture 55, no. 1 (2014): 211-219. doi:10.1353/tech.2014.0029

39 (2012), Barcelona, Spain

Theme: Technology, the Arts and Industrial Culture
Date: 10–14 July 2012
Cached website
Report: Bahar Emgin and Georgina Ruff and Matteo Serafini and Jytte Thorndahl et. al. “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 54, no. 1 (2013): 158-166. doi:10.1353/tech.2013.0006

38 (2011), Glasgow, UK

Theme: Consumer Choice and Technology
Date: 2 – 7 August 2011
Cached website
Report: Yoel 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 53, no. 1 (2012): 177-184. doi:10.1353/tech.2012.0033

37 (2010), Tampere, Finland

Theme: Reusing the Industrial Past
Attendance: c. 350 participants
Date: 10 -15 of August 2010 (Jointly with  TICCIH and Worklab)
Cached website
Report: James 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 52, no. 2 (2011): 373-379. doi:10.1353/tech.2011.0068

36 (2009), Budapest, Hungary

Theme: Ideas and Instruments in Social Context
Date: 28 July -2 August 2009 (Part of 23rd International Congress of IUHPS/DHS)
Cached: website

35 (2008), Victoria, Canada

Theme: Crossing Borders in the History of Technology
Date: 5 – 10 August 2008
Cached website
Report: Outi Ampuja and Jeremy Kinney and Stefan Poser. “International Committee for the History of Technology: Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007; Victoria, British Columbia, 2008.” Technology and Culture 50, no. 4 (2009): 883-893. doi:10.1353/tech.0.0349

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
Report: Outi Ampuja and Jeremy Kinney and Stefan Poser. “International Committee for the History of Technology: Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007; Victoria, British Columbia, 2008.” Technology and Culture 50, no. 4 (2009): 883-893. doi:10.1353/tech.0.0349

33 (2006), Leicester, UK

Theme: Transforming Economies and Civilizations: The Role of Technology
Date: 15 – 20 August 2006
Cached website
Report: Dorotea Gucciardo and John Crosmun. “Taking Stock of la longue durée: ICOHTEC 2006, Leicester, England, 15-20 August 2006.” Technology and Culture 48, no. 1 (2007): 153-157. doi:10.1353/tech.2007.0017 . Stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/40061229

32 (2005), Beijing, China

Theme: Globalisation and Diversity: Diffusion of Science and Technology throughout History
Date: 24 – 30 July 2005 (Part of 22nd International Congress of IUHPS/DHS)
Cached website

31 (2004), Bochum, Germany

Theme: Re-designing Technological Landscapes
Attendance: c. 120 participants
Report: 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
Cached CfP
Report: 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

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.
Report: 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