[SIGCIS-Members] Conference announcement: "Paths into Digital Society" and „Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet Age“

Martin Schmitt schmitt at zzf-potsdam.de
Tue Mar 7 04:21:02 PST 2017


I’m proud to announce two wonderful conferences organized by our research project on the Computerization of Germany, located at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam: 
"Wege in die Digitale Gesellschaft“ (30./31.03.2017, Potsdam, German only) and „Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet Age“ (24./25.03.2017, Zurich, English).

The first conference "Paths into Digital Society / Wege in die Digitale Gesellschaft“ is the final conference of our research project that began in May 2014. The aim of our research project is to analyze in a comparative perspective the impact information technology had within different sectors of society, politics and economy in East and West Germany within the last 50 years. The conference will not only be a forum for the discussion of our results, but also a attempt to connect the broader scene of contemporary history with the insights history of computing provides. Please find more information on our Blog http://www.computerisierung.com/?p=751 <http://www.computerisierung.com/?p=751> and at http://zzf-pdm.de/site/316/default.aspx#DIGITALISIERUNG 
It takes place from the 30.-31.03.2017 at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam, Germany close to Berlin. Please note that the conference language will be German. 

The aim of the International Exploratory Workshop “Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet Age” is to bring together current research on computer subcultures at the dawn of home computing, to analyse their role in the computerisation of (post-)industrial societies, and to look at how these often marginalised user groups interacted with the state and the public. It will be held in Zürich, Switzerland at the Collegium Helveticum, Semper-Sternwarte, Schmelzbergstrasse 25, 8006 Zürich from the 24.03.2017 - 25.03.2017. It’s a joint conference organized by the Department of History, University of Zurich/Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens, the Centre for Contemporary Studies Potsdam and Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam the Department of Media, Aalto University, Helsinki. You’ll find more information at http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-33330?title=home-computer-subcultures-and-society-before-the-internet-age&recno=3&q=&sort=&fq=&total=838 <http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-33330?title=home-computer-subcultures-and-society-before-the-internet-age&recno=3&q=&sort=&fq=&total=838>

Please feel free to contact me in case you’ve got questions on the conferences or our research project in general.

Best wishes,

Research Fellow | Ph.D. Candidate | digital enthusiast

Mail: schmitt at zzf-pdm.de <mailto:schmitt at zzf-pdm.de>
Tel: +49 331 - 74510-119
http://www.zzf-pdm.de/site/991/Default.aspx <http://www.zzf-pdm.de/site/991/Default.aspx>
BLOG - www.computerisierung.com <http://www.computerisierung.com/>

Vice Chair of IFIP WG 9.7 „History of computing"

Neu erschienen: Martin Schmitt - Internet im Kalten Krieg.
http://www.transcript-verlag.de/detail/index/sArticle/3569 <http://www.transcript-verlag.de/detail/index/sArticle/3569>

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