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THE EVOLUTION OF TELEVISION FROM BAIRD TO THE DIGITAL AGE a free-to-attend invitation-only event with sponsorship including the IEEE Life Members Affinity Group on Friday 27 th January 2017   at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS   A ‘celebration’ of the first public demonstration of television in January ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Jan 19, 2017 3:07 pm GMT
40th IEE/IET HISTORY WEEKEND CONFERENCE : PRAGUE 6-7 th  MAY 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED Papers are invited on the history of engineering and technology for presentation at the 40th IEE/ IET weekend history conference to be held in Prague in the Czech Republic 6-7th May 2017. Papers which discuss the history, early or recent, of any ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Oct 20, 2016 10:46 am BST
The first successful working transatlantic telegraph cable began transmitting 150 years ago on 27th July 1866. The history of this remarkable achievement and the developments which sprang from it are explored in this one-day symposium. Stewart Ash : The First Steps – Joining the Dots & Dashes. Nigel Linge : Encircling the globe. Donard de Cogan : From ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Aug 23, 2016 10:15 am BST
  Please see a revised programme below for this event to commemorate Silvanus Phillips Thompson, who died one hundred years ago.   This workshop should be of interest to historians of science & technology; historians of instruments; historians of intellectual property; historians of science & religion; Quaker historians and historians of the ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Aug 19, 2016 2:40 pm BST
Book now to secure your place on the conference Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives , to be held at Savoy Place on 10 August 2016.    Registration is now open online We have an excellent set of speakers comprising both engineers and professional historians .Their diverse perspectives examine the ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Jul 22, 2016 4:35 pm BST
Read our latest  newsletter  to find out about the work of the History Netowrk and our coming events, including a one-day seminar on post-WW1 telecommunications, to be held at Savoy Place on 10 August 2016. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Jul 22, 2016 10:17 am BST
As part of the 150th anniversary of the first durable Trans-Atlantic telegraph cables, Donard de Cogan is presenting a series of talks on the great enterprise and its aftermath. On 21st March the Norwich Engineering Society heard about the people who reported the events, using material from the IET Archives. On 16th April the IET Ireland Network were ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network May 13, 2016 10:41 am BST
Women Engineers in the Great War and After 23 April 2016 Public event at the Director’s Suite, Science Museum, London   Women’s professional participation in UK engineering began in earnest during the First World War and The Women’s Engineering Society was set up in 1919 to sustain this initiative during peacetime. Through sharing knowledge of how ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Mar 16, 2016 12:12 pm GMT
A call for papers has been issued for the event Telecommunications in the Aftermath of WW1: Civilian and Military Perspectives The First World War was the first multinational conflict which engaged substantially with electrical communication. It saw extensive use of telephony on the battlefield as well as significant early technological ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Feb 26, 2016 12:45 pm GMT
Get the latest newsletter from the History TPN, including news of recent and upcoming events and articles on Oliver Heaviside and Thomas Parker. https://communities.theiet.org/communities/files/214/10156#.VnE2J0qyOko read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Dec 16, 2015 9:59 am GMT

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