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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


17 - 18 November 2017
Schaffhausen and Schlatt, Switzerland

Lecture by Sven Dupré at the History of Technology Conference, 17 and 18 November 2017 – Schaffhausen and Schlatt, Switzerland

Every year, specialists from research institutes, universities, and industry meet at the Iron Library at the Klostergut Paradies near Schaffhausen for the annual Conference on the History of Technology. 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 40th edition of the Conference on the History of Technology is titled ‘Colors in Technology – Technology of Colors’. Download the flyer here


–– Prof. Regina Lee Blaszczyk, University of Leeds UK
–– Dr. BuYun Chen, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin D
–– Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré, Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam NL
–– Prof. Dr. Barbara Flueckiger, University of Zurich CH
–– Prof. Dr. Robert Fuchs, TH Cologne D
–– Dr. Ai Hisano, University of Kyoto JP
–– Dr. André Karliczek, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena D
–– Dr. Annapurna Mamidipudi, University of Maastricht NL
–– Stefan Muntwyler, color researcher and pigment collector, Windisch CH
–– Dr. Doris Oltrogge, TH Cologne D
–– Jean-José Paccaud, GF Machining Solutions, Meyrin/Geneva CH
–– Tracey Panek, Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco USA
–– Denise Ruisinger, ETH Zurich and UASA Lucerne CH
–– Dr. Konrad Scheurmann, TU Dresden D
–– Prof. Dr. Kim Siebenhüner, University of Berne CH
–– Dr. Klaus Staubermann, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh UK
–– Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle, TU Berlin D
–– Prof. Dr. Yvonne Zimmermann, Philipps University Marburg D

Scientific Board:
–– Dr. Gisela Hürlimann, ETH Zurich CH
–– Prof. Dr. Reinhold Reith, University of Salzburg AT
–– Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle, TU Berlin D

Host and Organization: Franziska Eggimann, Head of the Iron Library and Corporate Archivist, Georg Fischer Ltd., Schlatt/Schaffhausen CH

Conference languages: The conference will be held in English and German. A verbal and written summary of the German papers will be provided.