The Local Organising Committee

Contacts: icohtecticcih2010(at)

  • Chair of the LOC, Professor, Vice rector Pertti Haapala, University of Tampere, Dept. of History and Philosophy
  • General secretary of the LOC, Project Manager Kimmo Antila, Tampere Museums / Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Collection manager Teemu Ahola, The Finnish Museum of Labour Werstas
  • CEO Anja Hakkarainen, TAVI Congress Bureau
  • Director Toimi Jaatinen, Tampere Museums / Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Director Kalle Kallio, The Finnish Museum of Labour Werstas
  • Project Manager Riitta Kälkäjä, TAVI Congress Bureau
  • Professor Panu Nykänen, The Finnish Society for the History of Technology / Aalto University
  • Vice chairman Lauri Putkonen, TICCIH-Finland
  • Researcher Keijo Rantanen, University of Tampere, Dept. of History and Philosophy


  • Professor Hannu Eskola, Tampere University of Technology / Tampere Society for Technology
  • Director, Dr. Juha Kostiainen, Sitra
  • Intendent, Dr. Tuija Mikkonen, National Board of Antiquities
  • Professor Timo Myllyntaus, University of Turku / ICOHTEC
  • Chairman Eero Niinikoski, TICCIH-Finland
  • Deputy Mayor Perttu Pesä, City of Tampere
  • Editor in Chief Jorma Pokkinen, Aamulehti
  • Director, Dr. Lassi Saressalo, Suomen Kotiseutuliitto
  • Head of Unit Tuija-Liisa Soininen, Pirkanmaa Provincial Museum
  • Leading architect Minna Perähuhta, Ministry of the Environment
  • Museum director Mika Törmä, Emil Aaltonen Museum
  • Professor Hanna Snellman, University of Jyväskylä


Introduction to ICOHTEC

The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) was founded in Paris 1968 when bitterness divided the nations in the Eastern and Western worlds. The intent was to provide a forum of scholars for the history of technology from both sides of the "iron curtain". It was constituted as a Scientific Section within the Division of the History of Science and Technology of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS/DHST).

ICOHTEC objectives are:

  • To establish close working relationships among specialists of different disciplines in order to foster international cooperation for the study and development of the history of technology;
  • To promote the study of appropriate historical subjects by establishing and extending the scholarly bases of the history of technology as well as by contributing to the resolution of certain contemporary national and international problems;
  • To facilitate research and documentation for scholars in all countries in the history of technology by exchange of information and the creation of the material means necessary for this objective.

More information:

The ICOHTEC Programme Committee

Contacts: finn.arne.jorgensen(at)

  • Finn Arne Jørgensen, Ph.D., Chair
    Postdoctoral researcher
    Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian
    University of Science and Technology Norway
  • Lars Bluma, M.A.; Ph.D., Vice-chair
    Postdoctoral researcher
    Ruhr University Bochum
    Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Germany
  • Jan Kunnas, M.Soc.Sc. Ph.D. candidate
    Department of History and Civilization European University Institute
    Florence, Italy
  • Slawomir Lotysz, Ph.D.
    Institute of Civil Engineering
    University of Zielona Gora, Poland

Introduction to TICCIH

The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) is the world organisation for industrial heritage, promoting preservation, conservation, investigation, documentation, research and interpretation of our industrial heritage.

This wide field includes the material remains of industry - industrial sites, buildings and architecture, plant, machinery and equipment - as well as housing, industrial settlements, industrial landscapes, products and processes, and documentation of the industrial society. Members of TICCIH come from all over the world and include historians, conservators, museum curators, researchers, students, teachers, heritage professionals and anyone with an interest in the development of industry and industrial society

More information:

The TICCIH Programme Committee

Contacts James Douet: ticcih(at)

The members of the TICCIH programme committee are:

  • Dr Tuija Mikkonen, Chair
    National Board of Antiquities
    PL 69, 00511 Helsinki, Finland
  • TICCIH President Eusebi Casanelles Rahola
    Rambla d'Egara,
    270 Terrassa 08221, Spain
  • Dr Dag Avango
    Dept. for History of Science and Technology
    Royal Institute of Technology
    S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Prof Dr Helmuth Albrecht
    Institute for the History of Science and technology
    Technical University Freiberg
    Fuchsmühlenweg 9, D-09599 Germany
  • Belem Oviedo
    Presidenta TICCIH Mexico
    Calle Mina Nº 110
    Pachuga, Hgo. 42000, Méjico
  • Prof José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro
    Universidade do Minho
    Instituto de Ciencias Sociais
    Largo do Paço
    4700-320 Braga Codex, Portugal

Introduction to WORKLAB

The minor partner in the conference is WORKLAB.

The aims of Worklab are to promote and co-ordinate the interests of the labour museums, to promote the collection, conservation and interpretation of working class culture, work processes and the labour movement, to provide a forum for communication, co-operation and exchange between museums and others concerned with workers' history and also to cooperate with the international committees and regional organisations of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and other international committees and affiliated associations.

The members of the WORKLAB programme committee are:

  • Museum Director Kalle Kallio from The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Finland, Chair
  • Museum Director Nick Mansfield from People's History Museum, UK
  • Museum Director Peter Ludvigsen from The Workers' Museum, Denmark
  • Museum Director Udo Wiesinger from Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr, Austria

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