Giants and Dwarfs in Science, Technology and Medicine

  • 48th Symposium of ICOHTEC


International Committee for the History of Technology


  • 25 July 2021–31 July 2021 Prag, Tschechien


Cultural History, Cultural Studies, Technical History


The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) will hold its 48th symposium as part of the 26th International Congress of the History of Science and Technology (ICHST) in Prague, Czech Republic, 25–31 July 2021. The general theme of the Congress is “Giants and Dwarfs in Science, Technology and Medicine” and ICOHTEC encourages proposals for sessions dealing with the history of technology within this broad framework. We offer the following sub-themes for the consideration of session organizers and individual contributors, and welcome proposals on other topics related to the general Congress theme within the broadly defined discipline of history of technology. Gender and Technological Systems Class, Poverty, and Technology Technology Usage by Minorities and Small States in a Global World Migration and Transportation Maintaining Technological Systems, Large and Small Politics, Protest, and Big Technology Technological Teams Global Military Technologies and Societies Art and Play – Technologies and Protest Environmental Change and Energy Systems Assistive Technologies and (Dis)ability Studies Sustainability and Economies of Scale Traditional Engineering and new IT Technologies Workers in Post-industrial Society Medical Technologies We invite individual paper proposals and we urge contributors to organize full sessions or multiple related sessions of three papers each, with a named chair for each session. Session organizers should reflect diversity and, if possible, involve two organizers from different countries for each session. The programme committee encourages the organizers of sessions to announce their plans to compile sessions and communicate with potential collaborators through H-NET and other networks such as social media. ICOHTEC offers to publish an organizer’s call for an ICOHTEC session on our conference page Calls concerning any topic of HoT are welcome. It is also possible to propose sessions unrelated to the general Congress theme. PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: Susan Schmidt Horning, Chair (USA) Florian Bettel (Austria) Roberto Cantoni (Spain) Jiri Janac (Czech Republic) Fanxiang Min (China) Peeter Müürsepp (Estonia) Jan Musekamp (USA) Jaroslav Svelach (Czech Republic) Ewelina Twardoch (Poland) Ruth Schwartz Cowan (USA)

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Published By: Florian Bettel | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 09 May 2022, 10:25 | Edit Date: 24 November 2022, 09:11