The University of Manchester will host The International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (ICHSTM), 22-28 July 2013.
Historians from the fields of science, technology and medicine will attend a seven-day congress expected to attract 1,800 delegates.
The meeting, which takes place every four years, has previously been held in Mexico City (2001), Beijing (2005) and Budapest (2009).
The theme for the Manchester congress is ‘Knowledge at Work,’ a topic which will see 1,600 individual papers presented within 434 themed sessions over the course of the week.
Delegates will be taken on visits to local places of interest, including: the Museum of Science and Industry, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, and Chatsworth in Derbyshire.
The congress was secured for Manchester through a joint approach between Visit Manchester, The University of Manchester’s conference office and Manchester Conference Ambassador Dr Jeff Hughes, and is expected to have a £5.5m economic impact.
Dr Jeff Hughes, Senior Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology at The University of Manchester, said: “ICHSTM will be an amazing festival of the history of science, technology and medicine. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the city to host and engage with the most cutting-edge research on science, technology and medicine from the earliest times to the present, and to explore its contemporary relevance through direct conversation with world experts in the field.”
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