Reusing the Industrial Past

ICOHTEC - The International Committee for the for the History of Technology and TiCCIH - The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage and History are organising a joint conference at Tampere, Finland in 10th -15th of August 2010. The minor partner in the conference is Worklab, the international association of labour museums.

The meeting will be a joint-conference, and it´s theme is broad enough to cover various approaches.

The programme of the conference will include over 260 presentations in scientific sessions, business meetings and general assemblies of organising organisations, excursions, social events, such as receptions and the banquet, and possible pre- and post-conference trips.

Conference fees

Deadline for early registration 17 May 2010

with early bird fee: 190 €
with early bird student fee: 90 €

Deadline for late registration 15 June 2010

with the late fee, 240 €
with late student fee: 140 €

Accompanying person: 50 €

Participation, one day either Wednesday, August 11 or Friday, August 13: 90€

All prices VAT 0%

Student fee is for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please, verify your student status by giving the name of your supervisor in the “Other special information” -field on the online registration form and/or by presenting a valid proof of student status on site.

Please note, that participants registered after June 15, 2010, will not be included in the final programme and the book of abstracts.

Delegate and student fees include:

  • Scientific program
  • Conference material
  • Programme and Abstracts (approx. 400 pages)
  • Living Industrial Heritage (approx. 200 pages)
  • Finnish Research on the History of Technology (approx. 100 pages)
  • Lunch and coffee daily during the conference
  • Universitys reception on Tuesday, August 10
  • Jazz night on Wednesday, August 11
  • Afternoon excursions on Thursday, August 12
  • Walking tour on Saturday, August 14
  • Free entrance during the conference with your conference badge to the museums in Tampere
  • Information desk services on site

fee includes

  • University reception on Tuesday, August 10
  • Tour of Tampere Art Museums on Wednesday, August 11
  • Jazz evening on Wednesday, August 11
  • Afternoon excursions on Thursday, August 12
  • Walking tour on Saturday, August 14
  • attendance to all parts of the social programme with the same price as delegates
  • free entrance during the conference with your conference badge to the museums in Tampere
  • information desk services on site

Remember to sign up s for all chosen programme on the registration form.

One day fee includes

  • academic programme for one day (either Wednesday, August 11 or Friday 13)
  • conference material
  • lunch and coffee
  • information desk services on site

Keynotes

Håkon With Andersen

Prof. Håkon With Andersen

Melvin Kranzberg Lecture is annually delivered in the ICOHTEC-meetings by a distinguished historian of technology. This year the lecture will be given by professor Håkon With Anderssen. He is Professor in Modern History at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in Trondheim. He has been working with many aspects of history of technology for many years and with both academic presses and exhibitions and museums. He was a member of the Executive Council of the Society for History of Technology (SHOT) and was associate editor of History and Technology. He was also chair of the program committee for the Norwegian Research Council’s research program on cultural studies. His publications include: From the British to the American ideal of production (only in Norwegian; 500p, 1989), Anchor and Balance, Det norske Veritas 1864– 1989 (together with J. P. Collett) and Where Frankenstein went wrong. Technology, environment and values (in Norwegian, together with K. H. Sørensen; 1992). Andersen, Håkon With, Lie, Sissel og Melhus, Marit (2000) KULT – I kulturforskningens tegn: En antologi – Pax forlag, Oslo. and Andersen, Håkon With et al. (2004) Fabrikken – (The factory) Scandinavian Academic Press, Oslo. He has also edited several books and written articles about technology and history, methodological and theoretical problems in history as well as in economic and social history. He is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

Patrick E. Martin

Prof. Patrick E. Martin

Patrick E. Martin is Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University (United States of America). He is the Director of Graduate Studies in Industrial Archaeology and Department Chair 2008–2009. His primary teaching and research interests are in historical archaeology, industrial archaeology, archaeological science, public archaeology, and technology/ society interactions.

Professor Patrick E. Martin is the editor for IA, the Journal of the Society for Industrial Archaeology (Society for Industrial Archaeology) and has been a board member of TICCIH since 2003. He was elected as the president of TICCIH for the term 2009–2012.

He has published several articles and research reports on industrial archaeology. His latest article is “Industrial Archaeology”, in The International Handbook of Historical Archaeology, Teresita Majewski and David Gaimster, Editors (Springer, New York 2009).

Anna Storm

Dr. Anna Storm

Anna Storm is a researcher at the Division of History of Science and Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. Her doctoral thesis “Hope and rust: Reinterpreting the industrial place in the late 20th century” (2008) was awarded the ICOHTEC Publication Prize for Young Scholars 2009. In 2006 she was awarded the Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize at the SHOT Annual Meeting and since 2009 she is a member of the SHOT Dibner Prize Committee. An ongoing research project deals with contemporary structural change and heritage processes, empirically based on moving mining towns in the north of Sweden.

Pertti Haapala

Prof. Pertti Haapala

Pertti Haapala is a professor of history and the vice-rector at the University of Tampere and the director of the Finnish Doctoral School of History. He has specialized in the history of industrialization and modernization of the Finnish society. His major publications include studies on the history of Tampere, Civil War in Finland in 1918, Historical Atlas of Finland, demography and social history in general.


Jyrki Laiho

Dir. Jyrki Laiho

  • Architect, M.Sc. PD
  • Director (Economic and Urban Development City of Tampere)

Social programme

Tuesday, August 10

University reception at the university main building from 20.00 until 21.30

Incl. in the delegate fee, registration dead line July 9, 2010.

Wednesday, August 11

Jazz evening in Finlayson from 18.30 until 23.00

Starts with drinks and a visit to the Steam Engine Museum followed by good food and music by Email Special in good company!

Incl. in the delegate fee, registration dead line July 9, 2010.

Tour of Tampere Art museums for accompanying persons

A guided walking tour to the art museums in Tampere starting at 13.00, e.g.

Rights to changes reserved, the final programme will be subject to the exhibitions offered at that point in time. Total duration approx. 3 hours.

Incl. in the fee., registration dead line July 9, 2010.
Minimum number of participants required is 10.

Thursday, August 12

Boat cruise and dinner at Viikinsaari island from 19.30 until 23.00

Viikinsaari island is Tampere's summer paradise just 25 minutes' boat trip away from the city. Enjoy a boat trip in the Finnish lakeside followed by an informal dinner on the island and try out a traditional Finnish open-air dance floor!

Boats leave at 19:30 from Laukontori Harbour.

Price 20€/person.

Price includes the boat cruise and dinner. Registration dead line July 9, 2010.
Minimum number of participants required 20.

Friday, August 13

Finnish Sauna Evening

A traditional Finnish sauna evening by the lake at Varala Sports Institute from 19.30 until 22.30.

Price 20€/person.

Price includes the use of sauna for the evening, a sauna snack and bus transportation to Varala and back. Registration dead line July 9, 2010. Tickets are reserved on a first come, first served basis, the maximum number of participants is 100, minimum number of participants required is 20.

Saturday, August 14

Walking tour in the city center: “Industrial heritage, creative reuse and still functioning factories in the national landscape” starting at 13.00

A guided tour through the old industrial sites of downtown Tampere, including a visit to M-Real Tako, a fully functioning board mill in the city centre. Afternoon coffee at Amuri Worker’s museum. Total duration approx. 2h.

Included in the delegate fee. Registration dead line July 9, 2010.
Minimum number of participants required 20.

Conference dinner at Museum Centre Vapriikki from 19.30 until 23.30

Traditional conference dinner at the Museum Centre Vapriikki. Possibility to attend guided tours for the various exhibitions of the Museum Centre at 6 p.m.

Price 40 €/person.

Price includes guided tours for the exhibitions and dinner with two glasses of wine. Registration dead line July 9, 2010.

PRE AND POST CONFERENCE TOURS

Tuesday, August 10

Pre-Conference Tour to automobile and road museum Mobilia from 14.00 until 17.00

A visit to the largest museum on its sector in the Nordic countries combined with a sightseeing tour in the beautiful countryside scenery of Kangasala. Mobilia´s special exhibition this year is "Movie Cars"

Price 20€/person.

Price includes bus transportation, entrance fee to the museum with a guided tour and coffee. Total duration of the tour approx. 3 hours.

Registration dead line July 9, 2010. Tickets are reserved on a first come, first served basis, the maximum number of participants is 50, minimum number of participants required is 20.

Sunday, August 15

Post-Conference Tours:

Verla Mill

Post-tour to Verla Mill, a UNESCO world heritage site Verla Mill, now a museum and one of the sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is a living monument to the early day of the Finnish forest industry. Set in an idyllic village, it also tells of the people who once lived and worked there. On the way the tour will stop for a visit at Sibelius Hall in Lahti, which is a model example of new technology and modern wood construction combined with industrial heritage. In Sibelius Hall a short lecture by M. Sc. Arch, Lic. Tech. Riitta Vesala: “A Transformation of a City – case Lahti”.

The issues concerning the problem of preserving and reusing the modern paper and pulp industry will be discussed during the tour. The tour will also pass by the UPM Kymmene Kymi factory in Kuusankoski.

Departure from the Old Church at the town square in the city centre at 9:00, from Verla the bus will take you to Helsinki-Vantaa airport arriving there at 19:00 the latest so you’ll be able to catch an evening flight home. From the airport the bus will return to Tampere via Helsinki city centre, where you can step off if you’re catching a plane from Helsinki the following day. Return to Tampere city centre approx. at 22:00.

Price The price 85€/person. including bus transportation, a guided tour and coffee at Sibelius Hall, entrance fees, guided tour and lunch at Verla. All those who have pre-registered to the events will have an invitation in their meeting material. Limited availability of additional tickets, please contact the information desk.

Please, remember to sign up for the tour of your choice on the registration form.

The Serlachius museums Gustaf and Gösta in Mänttä is CANCELLED (minimum number of participants required was 20)

Visit the two museums in Mänttä:

Gösta presents you his constantly growing private art collection - one of the most impressive in Europe. Its most valuable component consists of classics of the Finnish Golden Age of painting, alongside European masterpieces - with unexpected, recently acquired novelties.

Gustaf resides at the so-called White House, the old head office of G.A. Serlachius Oy. This is what he has to say for himself: “You have to admit it, for a museum I’m a bit of an oddball. I’m not that interested I old objects. Good stories and eventful experiences are more to my taste. The foundation of my work is in Mänttä and other similar industrial communities built around rapids. However, the main thing in my exhibition isn’t machinery or even a history of the company but the lives of the people: what it was like to live in a small industrial community where a single company had a strong influence over everyone’s life, from cradle to grave.”

Instructions for presenters

Oral presentations

Presentations are to be delivered for uploading to the speakers’ room on a USB stick preferably one day prior or at least two hours prior to the your session. The accepted formats are pdf or power point and the file must be named with your last name, first name and the code of your session (please, check the code from the programme), e.g. Smith_John_W1A.ppt. A conference assistant will be available to assist you in uploading your presentation.

Personal laptops are not permitted for presentations.

The time allocated for each presentation is 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion).

Poster presentations

Posters will be on display during the entire conference, the presentations will take place at the University in the lobby on the second floor and on Friday and Saturday at the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Posters are to be mounted preferably by 17.00 on Tuesday, August 10 so that the participants can familiarize themselves with them during the University reception. Mounting must be done by 12.00 on Wednesday, August 12, the latest. Pins will be provided by the organisers. The usable area of the poster board is 117 cm (height) x 87 cm (width). Posters will be transported from the University to Werstas by the organisers but each presenter is responsible for dismounting his/her poster by 13.00 on Saturday, August 14.

Informal poster sessions will be held during the coffee breaks as follows:

Wed, 11 Aug, 14.30-15
Thu, 12 Aug, 14.30-15
Fri, 13 Aug, 10-10.30

If possible, please, be present at your poster during these breaks for presenting your work and answering any questions from the viewers.

Information for delegates

GENERAL INFORMATION

Banks
Opening hours Mon-Fri 10.00-16.30

Credit cards
Credit cards are widely accepted. They can be used in department stores, restaurants and hotels, taxis and even in many small shops.

Drinkin water
Finnish tap water is of the highest quality and can be consumed safely throughout the country. Bottled mineral and spring water is available in shops and restaurants.

Electricity
Electric supply in Finland is 220 volts (50 Hz) and wall outlets are the Northern European standard (CEE 7/4) with two round contacts. The standard two-pin European plug (CEE 7/16) can be connected to these outlets.

The national emergency numero 112
Ambulance, Police, Fire department

Shopping hours
Opening hours below are a general guide, and there may be local variations. Smaller shops may have different opening hours.
Weekdays 09.00 - 21.00
Saturdays 09.00 - 18.00
Sundays 12.00 - 18.00

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited indoors in public places such as airports, bus and railway stations, theatres and cinemas. In restaurants and licensed premises smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

Taxis Taxi fares throughout Finland are comparable to those in continental Europe. The meter is switched on as the customer steps into the vehicle. At the start of the journey, the meter displays a fixed basic charge. In daytime, a five-kilometre journey costs about 15€ and a ten-kilometre ride 20€. The telephone number for ordering taxis is 0100 4131 (from a mobile phone). Night-time fares include a surcharge.

Time
Finland has adopted Eastern European Time, EET, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Eastern European Summer Time, EEST, is three hours ahead of GMT.
- Eastern European Time (EET) +0
- Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)+2

Tipping
In restaurants and taxis, service is included in the price. Tipping is not necessary but customers may leave a tip if they so wish.

Transportation
Tampere has a good public transportation system, buses operate frequently. Tickets can be purchased in the buses from the driver. Ticket price is 2,50 € for adults for a single fare. Tourist cards with unlimited number of trips during its validity can be purchased at the R-kiosk at the railway station, at the Juvenes-kiosk in the Central Square and at Go Tampere tourist information point at the railway station. The price is 6€ for the first day, 4€ for additional days.

Weather
August weather in Tampere is usually sunny and comfortably warm, with daytime temperatures between +15 and +25 °C and colder nights at +5 to +15C. Rain and wind are not unusual, though, so some warm clothes and an umbrella can be useful.


CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Registration and information desk will be open at as follows:
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE, ADDRESS: KALEVANTIE 4
Tuesday, August 10 at 12.30 – 20.00
Wednesday, August 11 at 8.00 – 17.15
Thursday, August 12 at 8.00 – 14.00

FINLAYSON AREA, THE FINNISH LABOUR MUSEUM WERSTAS
ADDRESS: VÄINÖ LINNAN AUKIO 8

Friday, August 13 at 8.00 – 15.30
Saturday, August 14 at 8.00 – 13.30

Conference language
The official language of the conference is English

Internet
The University of Tampere and Finlayson area have a wireless internet connection. User names for both are available at the information desk.

Lunch and Coffee
Lunches and coffee in the scheduled breaks are included in your delegate fee. The lunches at the University of Tampere will be served in the Juvenes restaurant on the second floor, on Friday and Saturday lunch will be served in restaurant Ziberia in the Finlayson area. The coffees at the University will be served in the lobby on the second floor, on Friday and Saturday at restaurant Ziberia and partly at the conference rooms. Please, wear your badge in order to enjoy the catering included in the delegate fee.

Mobile phones
Mobile phones must be switched off in the lecture halls since they can interfere with the audio system.

Name badges
Upon registration you have received a name badge which should be worn at all meeting events, including the social functions. During the conference the badge allows you free entrance to most museums in Tampere.

Poster presentations
Posters will be on display during the entire conference, the presentations will take place at the University in the lobby on the second floor and on Friday and Saturday at the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Posters are to be mounted preferably by 17.00 on Tuesday, August 10 so that the participants can familiarize themselves with them during the University reception. Mounting must be done by 12.00 on Wednesday, August 12, the latest. Pins will be provided by the organisers. The usable area of the poster board is 117 cm (height) x 87 cm (width). Posters will be transported from the University to Werstas by the organisers but each presenter is responsible for dismounting his/her poster by 13.00 on Saturday, August 14.

Speakers’ room A speakers’ room, where presenters can check their presentations and deliver their presentations will be room C1 at the university and it is open as follows:
Tuesday, August 10 at 12.30 – 18.00
Wednesday, August 11 at 8.00 – 15.00
Thursday, August 12 at 8.00 – 14.00

At Finlayson the speakers’ room is situated at the premises of TR1, next to Vooninkisali, one of the session rooms, and it is open as follows:
Friday, August 13 at 8.00 – 13.00
Saturday, August 14 at 8.00 – 10.00

Contact Information
TAVI Congress Bureau Tavicon Ltd.

Project Manager e-mail: [email protected] Tel. +358 3 233 0450 Mobile: +358 40 778 1770

Instructions for presenters

Oral presentations

Presentations are to be delivered for uploading to the speakers’ room on a USB stick preferably one day prior or at least two hours prior to the your session. The accepted formats are pdf or power point and the file must be named with your last name, first name and the code of your session (please, check the code from the programme), e.g. Smith_John_W1A.ppt. A conference assistant will be available to assist you in uploading your presentation.

Personal laptops are not permitted for presentations.

The time allocated for each presentation is 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion).

Poster presentations

Posters will be on display during the entire conference, the presentations will take place at the University in the lobby on the second floor and on Friday and Saturday at the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Posters are to be mounted preferably by 17.00 on Tuesday, August 10 so that the participants can familiarize themselves with them during the University reception. Mounting must be done by 12.00 on Wednesday, August 12, the latest. Pins will be provided by the organisers. The usable area of the poster board is 117 cm (height) x 87 cm (width). Posters will be transported from the University to Werstas by the organisers but each presenter is responsible for dismounting his/her poster by 13.00 on Saturday, August 14.

Map of conference locations


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