CFP: ICOHTEC Symposium

July 23-29, 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Call for papers

The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) will hold its 44th Symposium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 23-29 July 2017. This meeting will take place in conjunction with the 25th International Congress of the History of Science and Technology ( The general theme of the Congress is Science, Technology and Medicine between the Global and the Local. The Program Committee of ICOHTEC suggests interpreting this theme broadly and encourages studies of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at global, national and local levels, across all periods, and from a variety of methodo­logical and historiographical approaches. The Program Committee has defined some subthemes, which are listed in the full Call for Papers.

The symposium covers all periods and areas of the globe. We invite submissions of new, original and unpublished work that offers fresh perspectives for the history of technology as well as exploring sources and methods.

ICOHTEC welcomes proposals for individual papers and posters, but preference will be given to organised sessions of three or more papers. The Program Committee will also consider submissions, which are not directly related to the symposium theme providing that they are related to the history of technology broadly defined. Therefore, proposals dealing with interrelationships between science and technology, for example, are also welcome.

All proposals must be in English, and should be submitted electronically by 29 February 2016 via our website . Please, find the Call for Papers via the link:


Deadline: February 29, 2016

Posted: February 09, 2016