Call for Meeting Sites – ICOHTEC Symposium 2019 or 2020

The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) is a global organisation and among the leading societies in its field. It is part of the UNESCO related network focused on the research of the history and philosophy of science and technology (IUHPS / DHST). For more information on our aims, please take a closer view of our website at
ICOHTEC invites proposals for sites and local organizers for its 2019 or 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, which is the fifth largest city of France.
Our symposia had been held generally during the summer months, most often between mid-June and mid-August. Our practice is that the host, 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. All arrangements are being supervised by the ICOHTEC Board, which also takes care of the scientific programme of the symposium.
The deadline for preliminary proposals is 8 April 2018. 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 the Secretary General Stefan Poser, <>. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

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