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Workshop Abstracts (PDF) | Workshop Schedule (PDF, updated Oct. 6, 2009) | Conference Papers The SIGCIS “Michael Mahoney And The Histories of Computing(s)” workshop will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on Sunday, October 18, 2009. Please register with SHOT if you have not already done so. The costs of the workshop are included in the standard SHOT registration. If you are attending just the SIGCIS workshop and not any other part of the SHOT meeting there is a $30.00 registration fee, payable to SHOT.
Several attendees of the 2009 Workshop in Pittsburgh have expressed interest in reducing the costs of staying in the conference hotel. An easy way to do this is to find a roommate to split the bill. If you're interested in finding a roommate, just post a reply and look each other up in the Member Directory.
The 2008 Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS (aka 3 Societies) held at Keble College, Oxford in July was the site of several talks and sessions of interest to SIGCIS. These included a session I organized, titled ‚"Computing Without Borders: How Information Technology Crossed and Redefined Disciplinary Lines‚" and two others, "Computing in Industry and Academe‚Äù and ‚ÄúComputing and its Applications‚". The good scholarship and turnout across all the computing-related sessions point to a growing interest in computing among professional historians and philosophers of science. More details below.
Renowned historian, and friend and colleague of many SIGCIS members, Michael S. Mahoney, died last night. Further information, including UPDATES, is posted below.
One of the missions of SIGCIS is to create a repository of history of computing syllabi. The subject is taught all over the world, but there's not enough interaction between those who teach it. What better way to start than to share the syllabi we've developed?
If you would like to contribute yours to the collection here, just email it to november+at+sc.edu.
If you want preferential rates for registering for SHOT, you need to register before June 30.
Tom Haigh writes:
SHOT registration time is rolling around -- rather earlier than usual this year. Must be the Germanic efficiency of the organizers. Registration is online for the first time this year.
Advance registration, prior to June 30, is 130 Euros. Still painful when converted to dollars but is only half the rate 4S is demanding this year.