HISTEST2011 will be a weekend meeting hosted jointly by the Defence Electronics History Society (DEHS) and the IET History of Technology Technical and Professional Network (HoT TPN).

Conference registration is available here – early bird registration (before 17 August) for the two days is £65; thereafter its £75 for the two days and reasonably-priced accommodation is easily available in Bournemouth.

The event will take place in the Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus at Bournemouth University on Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th September 2011.

HISTEST 2011 will review the history of electrical and electronic test equipment, units of measurement and test and measurement procedures of all types from the earliest times to the present day. This theme could include topics ranging from twitching frogs’ legs through the ubiquitous Avometer to modern internet testing; from the abstract concepts of the measurement of time (critical for determination of frequency) to the highly practical testing of valves, transistors and integrated circuits; and from the determination of the power output of power stations or the traction of electric locomotives to the measurement of nuclear effects such as alpha, beta and gamma radiation.

A sheet giving these preliminary details is available for download here.

A full list of papers and a set of Abstracts are available on the Papers web-page.

There will be a display of hardware, such as the items shown here .

A Visit is planned to the Museum of Electricity, located in nearby Christchurch. A buffet is being planned for Saturday evening at the Museum of Electricity – details will shortly be available.

Plenty of accommodation is available in Bournemouth. Please note that attendees will be responsible for all their travel and accommodation arrangements – please see the Venue web-page for guidance.