About the conference

Every two years, specialists from research institutes, universities, and industry meet at the Iron Library at the Klostergut Paradies near Schaffhausen for the annual History of Technology Conference. These conferences, devoted to a range of different subjects, have been held since 1978 and are renowned for the breadth of the papers and their topicality. At the personal invitation of Georg Fischer AG, some 60 guests and speakers from various disciplines attend the conferences, which serve as a platform for an exchange of views. The attendees represent universities, libraries, collections and museums, and come from business and industrial backgrounds. The papers are subsequently published in the journal Ferrum.

The Scientific Board

Scientific Board

The scientific board is responsible for the conception of the content and the choice of speakers at the annual History of Technology Conference. The Conference benefits from the anchorage of the board’s members in the international research landscape and their ties to knowledge transfer and application. Thanks to their dedication, the scientific board enjoys an excellent reputation as an interdisciplinary panel that furthers the exchange between theory and practice. The participation in the Scientific Board is honorary.

Part of the Scientific Board are:

Next conference

The 43rd conference "Good, Durable, Safe. Quality and Safety Requirements of Technology in History" will take place on November 17 and 18, 2023.