Call for venue proposal 2020

ICOHTEC invites proposals for sites and local organizers for its 2020 annual symposium. Since 1968, when ICOHTEC was founded, we have organi­zed 44 symposia in various parts of Europe but also in Japan, the United States, Mexico, China, Canada, Israel and Brazil. The past year’s symposium took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a part of the 25th International Congress of the History of Science and Technology (ICHST). This year we will held our symposium in the Jean Monnet University, Saint-Étienne, France. For 2019 Katowice was elected; the symposium in the old industrial centre of Poland will be hosted by the University of Silesia.

Our symposia are normally hosted by universities and take place during the summer months, most often between mid-June and mid-August. Our practice is that the host’s Local Organizing Committee is responsible for the financial side of the symposium, providing facilities for panels and plenary sessions, offering refreshments during coffee breaks and receptions, as well as organizing excursions. The arrange­ments are supervised by the ICOHTEC Board, which also takes care of the scientific programme of the symposium.

The deadline for preliminary proposals is 15 January 2019. Please, send your proposal including information on the local host institutions, site, venue, accommodation, flight connections and travel options from airports as well as a preliminary social programme containing also receptions and excursions via email to ICOHTEC’s Secretary General, Stefan Poser, If you have further questions, or have in your mind to invite ICOHTEC within the next years, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Book Reviews Editor is sought!

Call for Proposals: Book Reviews Editor for ICON

ICON, the annual journal of ICOHTEC, is looking for a book reviews editor! We’re looking for an enthusiastic and well-organized historian of technology who would like to take on this role. The book reviews editor invites reviewers for recent books in the history of technology and science that are provided by the publishers and manages the submission of the reviews, ultimately collecting all the reviews and forwarding them to the journal editor. The book reviews editor would start work immediately, managing reviews for the next issue of ICON, which will appear in early 2019. English language editing of the reviews will be carried out by the editor in chief of ICON. If you have an interest in the field and are willing to take on this job, we welcome submission of a short statement of interest (one paragraph) and a short CV (one page). A decision will be made by the end of July.  ICOHTEC does not offer remuneration for work but a book reviews editor gets a lot of opportunities for networking.

Send your proposal to present editor-in-chief, Hermione Giffard at