Sunday, November 7, 2010

CFP: ICOHTEC 2011 Symposium—Consumer Choice and Technology

The International Committee for the History of Technology will hold its annual meeting in Glasglow, Scotland, on August 2-7, 2011.  The main theme of the meeting will be "Consumer Choice and Technology." The aim is to examine the interaction of technology and consumer behavior in a historical perspective, with a primary focus on factors steering consumption and how consumers by their choices have influenced technological development. The transition from agrarian society to consumer society is one of the epoch-making phases in human history that can be studied from various aspects and contexts.

ICOHTEC welcomes individual paper and poster proposals as well as the submission of compact and coherent sessions. The symposium program will include scientific and plenary sessions, poster presentations, business meetings and general assemblies of the organizing societies, excursions, social events such as receptions, a formal banquet, and pre- and post-conference trips.
We especially encourage graduate students to participate in the symposium and submit their proposals. Paper or poster proposals must be submitted in English, but French, German, Russian, and Spanish are acceptable for paper and poster presentations at the symposium, although the organizers will not provide simultaneous translation during the conference.

For detailed information on submitting paper or session proposals or poster sessions, please see the full call for papers. The deadline for all submissions is January 31, 2011.