26th DHST Congress goes online

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 26th ICHST has proposed to DHST Council that all scientific events of the Congress and the DHST General Assembly should be held online. DHST Council members have approved this initiative in unanimity. Council fully support the LOC’s endeavor to enable us to get together in this innovative way.

The Congress' registration fees have been revised and abstracts can still be submitted until November 30th. All informations are available at

Computing and Programming in Context - Special Issue published

All papers of the special issue on Computing and Programming in Context of the Philsophy and Technology journal are now available online! The special issue follows two HAPOC events, the fourth HaPoC conference, held in Brno, Czechia, in October 2017 and the fourth HaPoP symposium, held in Oxford, UK, in April 2018.


The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST), invites submissions for the sixth DHST Dissertation Prize to be presented in July 2021. Details available at

postponing of HAPOP-5, Paris 2020

In view of the latest developments with respect to the COVID-19 crisis, we, the chairs of HaPoP-5, have decided to postpone the fifth symposium for the history and philosophy of programming (HaPoP-5) to the spring of next year. We will be issuing a new call for papers later on. Those who have already submitted can of course resubmit their work.

We want to thank all of those who have already submitted. In such difficult situation, we are sure everyone will understand this decision.

Liesbeth De Mol and Tomas Petricek

Grants for externally organised Events in 2021

The HaPoC Council is pleased to announce a new funding stream for externally organised event that take place in 2021. We will provide up to two grants of 250USD to support research events that have a topic clearly related to history and philosophy of computing areas.

To apply for such funding, organisers are asked to send to [email protected] the following documentation

First CfP HaPoP-5, 27 may 2020, Paris

*HaPoP 2020*

Fifth symposium on the History and Philosophy of programming
27 May 2020, Paris, France

Co-located with NewCrafts 2020, 28-29 May 2020

Post-Doc (Tenure Track) in Applied Ethics

The Department of Philosophy, University of Milan, is looking for a Post-Doc (Tenure Track) in Applied Ethics, including Information Ethics (broadly intended). The Deadline for Applications is 13/12/2019 at 12:00. More information available at


*** Please advertise widely — Apologies for crossposting ***

Simulations Special Issue [DEADLINE EXTENSION]

Guest Editors:
- Juan M. Durán (TU Delft)
- Jeroen van den Hoven (TU Delft)

Post-doc in the project DEMaIn


The project DEMaIn (funded by ANR) hires a Ph.D. for a one-year post-doctoral position in Didactics of Mathematics and interactions with Informatics, at the University of Montpellier (France). The researcher will contribute to ongoing didactical engineering work in the fields of the project, and in particular, participate in the experimental setting. The position is for one year, starting in summer or autumn 2019.
(Speaking French is recommended)

Contact: [email protected]

PROGRAMme spring workshop: Machines

It is my pleasure to announce that the next event on the history and philosophy of computer programs within the framework of the PROGRAMme project ( will be held from June 5-7 2019 at the MESHS, 2 Rue des Canonniers, 59000 Lille, espace Baïetto and Salle 002.

On June 5 we will have the last session of the academic year of the Lille-Paris séminaire HEPIC (Histoire et Philosophie de l’informatique et du calcul) around the topic: /Computing – a human activity?/ Speakers are:


Subscribe to News