I’m writing to give notice of a meeting in Manchester, UK, on Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 July under the title “Computers in use: historical and social perspectives.” The meeting will feature invited speakers whose work addresses computers, their representation and their users (expert and non-expert) across a variety of periods and contexts. The intended audience includes academic historians, social scientists, museums professionals, librarians and archivists.

The event will take place at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester (Saturday) and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (Sunday, provisionally including a visit to the Museum’s Collections Centre.) It will be limited in size, but is intended as a means for those working in the UK and further afield to make contact and discuss research agendas, and hopefully as a spur to future events.

We are currently arranging the programme and hope to be able to announce this within the next two weeks, at which point registration information will be made available.

For information please contact [email protected].