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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Making the History of Computing Relevant

IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference, HC 2013, London, UK, June 17-18, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Editors: Tatnall, Arthur, Blyth, Tilly, Johnson, Roger (Eds.)

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2013, held in London, UK, in June 2013. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to the history of computing and offer a number of different approaches to making this history relevant. These range from discussion of approaches to describing and analyzing the history through storytelling and education to description of various collections, working installations and reconstruction projects. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: the importance of storytelling in museums; spotlight on some key collections and their future plans; thoughts on expanding the audience for computing history; spotlight on some research projects; integrating history with computer science education; putting the history of computing into different contexts; celebrating nostalgia for games - and its potential as Trojan horse; the importance and challenges of working installations; and reconstruction stories.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Exhibiting the Online World: A Case Study

    Weber, Marc

    Pages 3-24

  • Narratives in the History of Computing: Constructing the Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum

    Blyth, Tilly

    Pages 25-34

  • Making History Relevant through the Provision of Education, Stories and Interactive Experiences

    Tatnall, Arthur (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • The Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum, Central Venue for the “History of Computing”

    Ryska, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 47-52

  • The Computers’ Collection at the Polytechnic Museum

    Smolevitskaya, Marina

    Pages 53-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making the History of Computing Relevant
Book Subtitle
IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference, HC 2013, London, UK, June 17-18, 2013, Revised Selected Papers
Editors
  • Arthur Tatnall
  • Tilly Blyth
  • Roger Johnson
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
416
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
IFIP Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41650-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41650-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41649-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52521-0
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
131 illustrations in colour
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