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Come and join us in the first joint conference of ICOHTEC – The International Committee for the History of Technology History and TICCIH – The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage in Tampere, Finland on August 10-15, 2010. The minor partner is Worklab, the international association of labour museums.

The title of the conference is Reusing the Industrial Past. The meeting will be a joint conference, and its theme is expected to be broad enough covering various approaches. The conference venues will be The University of Tampere and the old Finlayson factory area by the Tammerkoski rapids in the centre of Tampere.

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A wonderfull and a succesfull conference week is over. Thanks for all the 370 delegates and also to 40 accompanying persons for making this first joint meeting of ICOHTEC, TICCIH and Worklab a very unique experiment. Hope to see you all some day back in Finland. At least we will meet in future conferences of three important associations.


The 38th ICOHTEC Symposium will be held in Glasgow on 2-7 August 2011. The main theme of the meeting will be “Consumer Choice and Technology”. The aim is to examine the interaction of technology and consumer behaviour in a historical perspective; especially to focus on factors steering consumption and how consumers by their choices have influenced in technological development in the past. A transition from agrarian society to consumer society was one of the epochmaking phases in human history that can be studied from various aspects and contexts. The Symposium will be held at the campus of the Glasgow University and will provide versatile social events.

Further information will be available on the website of ICOHTEC (http://icohtec.org/ ) next few weeks.

We hope to meet you in Glasgow in August 2011!


All the changes are included on the final programme on the programme page. See: Final programme (updated 10.8.)


There has been an unfortune dropping of Kirsi-Mari Hytönen´s abstract on session W3G. Please ask for the paper at the information desk. Copies will also be available at the session room. Abstract is also included in the supplement (ver. 2) on our home page.


Please note also that due to last weekends thunderstorm the visit to National Police museum is cancelled and instead we offer a possibility to see unique Amuri Worker´ Housing museum. Please ask details from the information desk. (10.8.)


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.

Updates on 9.8.

Registration and information desk will be open at:
WERSTAS, Väinö Linnan aukio 8
Tuesday, August 10 at 12.30 – 20.00
Wednesday, August 11 at 8.00 – 17.15
Thursday, August 12 at 8.00 – 14.00

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

There is a supplement available for the programme and abstract book. Please note some minor changes in the programme.

The information about the changes will be available on the information desk and on the notice board during the conference.

For your information

Please note that there are two conference venues. Conference starts on Tuesday at the University of Tampere. On Friday conference is located only in the Finlayson area.
See all conference locations here.

Updates on 20.7.

All the abstracts are now available on PDF-format. Please note that all the abstracts will be available in the programme and abstract book which is included in the conference material to be distributed at the information desk.

Updates on 19.7.

The final programme is now on the webpage. All the chairs have also been announced. The book of abstracts will also be available on the web page soon.

Updates on 2.7.2010.

The Final programme with minor changes is published.
Download programme here.

TICCIH meetings and a special workshop

  • The TICCIH section for Hydro electricity and electrochemical industry will have a meeting on Wednesday the 11 of August. (11.30-12.30) at The University of Tampere, Room A05
  • The TICCIH section for Textiles is going to meet on Friday the 13 of August (15.30-16.30) at the Finlayson area, Bertell Hall.
  • TICCIH is also arranging a special workshop on practical conservation issues, techniques and materials on Friday 13 of August 13.00-15.30 at Hydro Power Station.

Updates on 1.7.2010.

Programme, Information for participants & Instructions for presenters

Due to heavy demand we have introduced a fee for one day participation for either Wednesday, August 11 or Friday, August 13. More information on the Conference fees- page

New budget hostel available www.dreamhostel.fi


Online registration is now closed. You are welcome to register on site!

The scientific programme is published 6.5.2010

We have a splendid programme with 71 sessions, 270 papers and 5 keynote speakers. All the parallel sessions could be found on the programme page. The whole programme will also be available for downloading in pdf-format on Tuesday the 11th of May.

Call for Papers and Call for Posters are now closed. The acceptances or rejections concerning the posters in the last final call will be sent out by the 13th of May. The accepted poster will be published on the 14th of May. A heartfelt thank you to all submitters! We received a delightful number of proposals (over 300) from colleagues all over the world.

All the abstracts will be published in the conference book. Please remember that the contributors are also encouraged to submit full length versions of their papers after the conference for consideration by ICOHTEC's journal ICON, TICCIH's journal Industrial Patrimony or International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS).


There are three options for the thematic excursions on Thursday: 1) Modern technology, 2) Industrial Heritage and 3) Tour for museum professionals. You can find some more information about the excursions on the programme page. All excursions are included in the conference fee. Plese choose one when filling in the registration form.


The keynote speakers have been announced. The Kranzberg lecture on Tuesday will be given by professor Håkon With Anderssen (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway) and keynotes on Wednesday will be delivered by Dr. Anna Storm (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden) and professor Patrick E. Martin (Michigan Tech, USA). Professor Pertti Haapala (University of Tampere, Finland) will give his keynote on Thursday.


Registration, accommodation, travel and other practical arrangements:

Project Manager / TAVI Congress Bureau
Riitta Kälkäjä
+358 3 233 0450.

Scientific programme:

General Secretary of the local organising committee
Kimmo Antila,
+358 40 7264590