CALL FOR PAPERS: 34th ANNUAL HISTORY WEEKEND, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July 2006

A conference organised by Swansea University in collaboration with the IEE History of Technology Group.

Those interested in the history of electrical and related engineering subjects are invited to submit papers for the 34th IEE Annual History Weekend Meeting, to be held in Swansea from the afternoon of Friday 7th July until lunchtime on Sunday 9th July 2006. Please note by the time of this conference it is anticipated that the merger between the IEE and IIE will have taken place and the conference will be held under the new title, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

BRUNEL CONFERENCE It should be noted also that 2006 marks Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s bicentenary and immediately preceding the Swansea/IEE(IET) meeting an international conference is being organised in Bristol by the Civil Engineers in conjunction with others to celebrate this milestone. The 2 meetings are planned to run sequentially with the Bristol event ending lunchtime on Friday 7th July.

34th WEEKEND MEETING THEMES As with previous History Weekends any aspect in the field covered by the IEE(IET) will be considered for inclusion in the Swansea meeting. However 2006 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first Transatlantic Telephone Cable (TAT1) as well as the Brunel bicentenary. Accordingly offers of papers on TAT1 and Brunel related aspects e.g. Railways and Transport, will be particularly welcome. Additionally papers on semiconductor and power history are also sought. GUIDANCE TO AUTHORS Although the length of printed papers is not, within reason, restricted, authors must note that presentation time at the meeting is limited to 30 minutes maximum which must include an allowance for questions. Accepted papers will be published in a bound volume following the meeting and copies lodged in the IEE (IET) Library.

ABSTRACTS FOR CONSIDERATION Respondents to this Call for Papers are requested to submit an abstract, not exceeding 100 words, explaining the topic and scope of their proposed paper for consideration by the Programme Committee. Abstracts should be submitted by the end of May 2006, preferably by Email to [email protected] . Those not having access to Email facilities may post their abstracts to:-

Anne Locker Archivist The IEE Savoy Place London WC2R 0BL Email: [email protected]