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Hans Christian Oersted
On 16 September 2020, The Institute of Physics History Group is organising a one-day seminar to celebrate the publication of Oersted's seminal paper on electromagnetism. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Feb 17, 2020 2:14 pm GMT
There is only a month left to get your tickets for this conference on preserving and promoting the records of Britain's aviation and aerospace heritage, organised by the Aviation and Aerospace Archives Initiative. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Jan 16, 2020 3:21 pm GMT
Dr Elizabeth Laverick
Conference on the history of women in engineering. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Oct 11, 2019 11:15 am BST
Read our latest Newsletter  for the latest information on the History Network.   read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Apr 5, 2019 3:54 pm BST
An  Aviation Book Sale is to be held at the National Aerospace Library  at Farnborough  on Thursday May 24  2018, 10:30 – 4:30pm. Entry is free and a vailable for purchase on the day will be many  100s  of new / second-hand donated books  and  heaps  of aviation magazines - a  wide range of  aviation history books, autobiographies, biographies, histories of  individual  aircraft  types  /  aircraft companies,  old  journals,  books on the  history of  RAF, technical textbooks etc. - a sheer abundance of aviation titles.    read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network May 1, 2018 11:16 am BST
CFP: The History of Women in Engineering in the UK IET Savoy Place, London, Monday 27 November 2017   Established in 1919 in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, the Women's Engineering Society (WES) provided a focal point for demands by women for a role and voice in the engineering industry as well as its societies and institutions.  However, ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET History of Technology Network Sep 14, 2017 3:56 pm BST
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

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