HISTELCON (HISTory of ELectro-technology CONference) refers to a series of historical symposia sponsored by IEEE Region 8 that aims to to serve as catalyst for exchange of ideas on engineering and technology history within Region 8 (though from a broader global perspective) from different technological fields. Participants with different backgrounds – engineers, historians, researchers in Science, Technology and Society, Museum curators etc. are brought together in order to help in creating a network between researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. The IEEE History Center and IEEE History Committee have usually served as technical cosponsors.
Thanks to the efforts of Anthony Davies, IEEE Region 8 Past Director and Histelcon 2019 chair, papers from the conference proceedings have been made available through the links below for open-access viewing on IEEE Xplore.
2008 in Paris: "History of Telecommunications"(11 - 12 September)
- Conference website
- 2015 in Tel Aviv: "History of High-Technologies and their Socio-Cultural contexts" (16 - 21 August)
IEEE HISTELCON 2017, August 7 (Mon) - 8 (Tue), 2017, University of Hyogo, Kobe Campus for Information Science, Kobe, Japan
Glasgow, Scotland - Milestones in Technology History, September 18-19, 2019, Technology and Innovation Centre, Strathclyde University
Moscow, Russia - How computer technologies and telecommunication change society and economy, August 18-20, 2021