© 2013

Making the History of Computing Relevant

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

  • Arthur Tatnall
  • Tilly Blyth
  • Roger Johnson
Conference proceedings HC 2013

Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 416)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. The Importance of Storytelling in Museums

  3. Spotlight on Some Key Collections and Their Future Plans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
  4. Thoughts on Expanding the Audience for Computing History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Gauthier van den Hove
      Pages 67-78
  5. Spotlight on Some Research Projects

  6. Integrating History with Computer Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Giovanni A. Cignoni, Fabio Gadducci
      Pages 121-131
    3. John Impagliazzo, Mohammed Samaka
      Pages 135-143
    4. Martha E. Crosby
      Pages 144-148

About these proceedings


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.


Internet archives computer games history of computing human-computer interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 1
  • Tilly Blyth
    • 2
  • Roger Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Management and Information SystemsVictoria UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Keeper of Technology and Engineering, Science MuseumLondonUK
  3. 3.Computer conservation SocietyHampshireUK

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
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP Federation for Information Processing 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-41649-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52521-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-41650-7
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 321
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Computing
    Computers and Education
    User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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