Making the History of Computing Relevant

Monday 17th June

9:30-10:00 – Welcome + objectives for conference, housekeeping (etc.)
Theme: The importance of storytelling in museums
- Marc Weber – Exhibiting the Online World (US) [draft paper] [presentation]
- Tilly Blyth – Narrative in the History of Computing (UK) [draft paper]
- Arthur Tatnall – Making History Relevant Through Education and Experience (Australia) [draft paper] [presentation]
11:20-11:50 —– Morning Tea ——
In brief: Spotlight on some key collections and their future plans​
-Jochen Viehoff – Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (Germany) [draft paper] [presentation]
-Marina Smolevitskaya – The Computers’ Collection at the Polytechnic Museum (Russia)[draft paper] [presentation]
12:30-1:30   ——- Lunch ——
Theme: Thoughts on expanding the audience for computing history​
-Gauthier van den Hove – The Case of Computing (Netherlands) [draft paper]
-Delphine Jenart – The Mundaneum  (Belgium) [draft paper] [presentation]
-Lynette Webb/Marina Tarasova – Resurrecting Ukraine’s computing heritage (Ukraine) [presentation]
In brief: Spotlight on some research projects​
-Julian Röder/Christian Burchard – The Konrad Zuse Internet Archive Project (Germany)[draft paper] [presentation]
-Chris Avram – The Monads project (Australia) [draft paper] [presentation + part2]
3:20-3:50 —– Afternoon Tea ——
Theme: Integrating history with computer science education
-Giovanni Cignoni – Using Old Computers for Teaching Computer Science (Italy) [draft paper]
-Chris Monk – Is there a future in the past: TNMOC’s learning program + plans (UK)[draft paper] [presentation]
-John Impagliazzo – Bringing Relevance to Computing Courses through History (US)[draft paper] [presentation]
-Martha Crosby – Adapting, Rather than Re-inventing the Wheel (US) [draft paper]
5:00-5:30 Discussion
5:30-6:00 IFIP Working Group 9.7 meeting for members and others interested
7:00-9:00 Reception in Codebreaker: Alan Turing’s Life and Legacy


Making the History of Computing Relevant

Tuesday 18th June


Theme: Putting the history of computing into different contexts
-Tom Lean – The Voice of the Machine (UK)
-Marie d’Udekem-Gevers – Telling the long and beautiful (hi)story of automation [draft paper]
-Christopher Leslie – Competing histories of the Internet [draft paper]
10:40-11:10 —– Morning Tea ——
Theme: Celebrating nostalgia for games – and its potential as Trojan horse​
-Helen Stuckey – The Popular Memory Archive [draft paper] [presentation]
-Tiia Naskali – Introduction of Computer and Video Games in Museums [draft paper]
12:00-1:00 —- Lunch —–
Theme: The importance and challenges of working installations
-Roger Johnson – CCS Its Story and Experience [draft paper] [presentation]
-Charles Lindsey – Museums – what they Can and Should be doing [draft paper]
-David Holdsworth – History, nostalgia and software [draft paper]
-Chris Burton – The Teenage Baby [draft paper]
2:40-3:10 —– Afternoon Tea ——
Theme: Reconstruction stories
-Horst Zuse – Reconstruction of Konrad Zuse’s Z3 [draft paper]
-David Hartley – EDSAC Replica Project [draft paper]
-Kevin Murrell – The Harwell Dekatron Computer [draft paper]
-Ben Trethowan – Capturing, restoring and presenting IRIS [draft paper]
Conclusion, discussion and wrap up

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