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HISTory of ELectro-technology CONference (HISTELCON), 2012 Third IEEE

Date 5-7 Sept. 2012

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  • Histelcon 2012 authors list

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  • Collecting the old and the new at the Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology

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    In 2011 the University of Pavia celebrated 650 years from its foundation as a Studium Generale. During the long history of this ancient university scientific museums have been created to collect original and curious things as teaching aids. Most of these museums still exist, but their mission has changed. They no longer collect the new; they only preserve the old. The Pavia Museum of Electrical Te... View full abstract»

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  • Conferences, technical societies and development — A history of synergy

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    This paper is about IEEE Region 8 Conferences, their raison d'être and their impact on the development of Electro-technology in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which constitute the geographical area of the Region. The claim is that technology conferences, held by `learned societies' in different parts of Region 8, were necessary for the technological development of the Region, i... View full abstract»

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  • Marconi's diktats. How Italian international wireless policy was shaped by a private company, 1903–1911

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    Wireless telegraphy, born in late 19th century, was regulated at international level very soon in two conferences both held in Berlin in 1903 and 1906. These conferences were organized by Germany in order to break up the British Marconi Company's monopoly. Germany, France and U.S.A. opposed this trust, while U.K. and Italy defended it for different reasons. This paper aims to identify t... View full abstract»

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  • Researching the roots of IEEE Region 8

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    This paper describes the preliminary steps towards the foundation and the early history of IRE Region 9 / IEEE Region 8. The information has been gathered mainly from the archives of the IEEE Benelux Section. View full abstract»

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  • From Volta onwards: A variety of electrical batteries in the Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology

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    The Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology preserves a remarkable collection of a number of electric batteries of the 19th and 20th centuries, deposited by the Govoni family. Starting from replicas of the original battery invented by Alessandro Volta, a professor of the Pavia University, it is therefore possible to make a journey through the history of electrochemical batteries, in particular, prod... View full abstract»

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  • The Giovi line and the three-phase electrification

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    The three-phase railway electrification was largely developed in Italy early in 20th century and became known as the “Italian system” for railway electrification. It proved a suitable system, in particular, for railways facing high slopes. The first experiment, carried out for the Valtellina line in 1902, was followed in 1911-1913 by that of the Giovi line connecting the M... View full abstract»

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  • Rediscovering the very first Italian digital computer

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    Until recently, the ELEA 9003 by Olivetti and the CEP by the University of Pisa were considered the first digital computers built in Italy. The CEP was the final outcome of a project carried out from 1955 to 1961 by the University of Pisa with a substantial participation of Olivetti. Actually, this seven years long project delivered a first fully functional computer already in 1957: the MR. Howeve... View full abstract»

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  • The rise and Fall of the military wavemeter: British military wavemeters of the 20th century

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    The instruments used in the 20th Century to measure and set frequencies for the communications needs of land, sea and air forces are reviewed, with the aid of some examples of historic wavemeters used by British military units. The designs reflect the rapid advances in theory and practice of radio and electronics, stimulated particularly by World War 1, World War 2 and the Cold War, and... View full abstract»

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  • “… Go East, Region 8, go East …”

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    The development of IEEE activity and formation of new Sections and Chapters in Central and Eastern Europe following the fall of the “Iron Curtain” and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall is outlined, from the personal perspective and experiences of the author. View full abstract»

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  • A brief history of direct current in electrical power systems

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    This article summarizes the history of the use of Direct Current (DC) in power systems, and various problems associated whit its commercial implementation. DC technology has been associated with power systems since the early uses of electricity; it has boomed and then fell into disuse in several occasions. This article aims to review the development stages of electrical systems where DC technology... View full abstract»

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  • Technical standards and political constraints in the first Italian submarine cables network (around 1850–1870)

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    Submarine cables developed quite early in a backwarded country like Italy after 1850. That was due mostly to the British standardized technology in the field. For some years Italy profited of its unique central position in the Mediterranean sea. View full abstract»

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  • Historic phonetic devices in the education in electrical engineering and information technology

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    This paper deals with some experiences with the application of historic phonetic devices in the education in engineering. The exhibits are part of the historic acoustic-phonetic collection (HAPS) of the Dresden University. This collection demonstrates the development of experimental phonetics and speech technology in Germany from the beginning at the end of the 19th century until the introduction ... View full abstract»

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  • Setting up the basis for Region 8

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    What follow are my personal recollections (fifty years old and more) of IRE/IEEE activities to which I participated: The creation of Fairfield IRE subsection in Connecticut. The creation of IRE sections in Switzerland and France . The creation of IEEE European region. My term as IEEE Director (1965-66). View full abstract»

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  • Survey on induction heating development in Italy

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    This paper presents a short survey of the development of induction heating technology in Italy, seen in the frame of the international outline. The paper is based on the “lectio magistralis” given in Padua by the author on December 13, 2010 entitled “Research in the field of induction heating at the University of Padua” [1]. After a short historical background, focused ... View full abstract»

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  • Landscape and electrical transmission lines: A cultural approach to the international context

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    From a technical point of view, the international debate about the history of electrical transmission lines is widespread. Overhead lines and pylons, however, could be also analyzed in their cultural, aesthetic and natural meanings. In fact, they are symbols of modernity keeping the pace with the evolution of structures and technologies - since their origins until the present time. This essay is b... View full abstract»

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  • NE picture transmission device

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    The authors describe the creation of the NE picture transmission device (the precursor of the modern day facsimile machine) in 1928, which was in the early Showa Era. The device's creation was all the more marvelous because Japan was at a much lower technological level than other advanced countries. This paper contains a brief overview of the device compared with similar ones at that time and cove... View full abstract»

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  • Electric telegraph: Technology implemented by the watchmakers

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    It would be quite significant to mention that the most favored technology in the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century was the electric telegraphy. This technology did not only give the central government more direct control over the local officials, but also provided ordinary people and merchants with fast communication facilities. This paper summarizes the transfer of electric telegraph t... View full abstract»

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  • Dishwasher history and its role in modern design

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    The fundamental steps in the development of electrical technologies have determined their strong diffusion in several applications that were previously hand operated and controlled. The household appliance industry is one of the sectors where this permeation had the major effects, fostering a continuous search for new design perspectives. Capturing such product evolution is fundamental in order to... View full abstract»

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  • The Second World War and industrial development in Siberia

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    At the beginning of the Second World War (in Russia it is called Great Patriotic War) the Soviet Union performed enormous operation having no analog in the history - hundreds of factories and plants were moved from the European part of the country over thousand of kilometers to the east - to the Ural, Siberia and the Far East. These evacuated factories formed the ground of industrial development o... View full abstract»

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  • Optical telegraphy in Russia: 1794–1854

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    The article examines the history of optical telegraphy in Russia and describes some main projects of Russian inventors. View full abstract»

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  • The Anglo-Italian connection documented in the IET Rare Book and archives collections

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    The IET in London hold the extensive collections of books and pamphlets on electrical and other topics gathered by Sir Francis Ronalds and Silvanus Thompson, who both travelled in Itlay. Other collections include correspondence and the diary which Michael Faraday wrote when he visited Italy and other countries in 1813-15. More recently Gordon Rawcliffe visited Italy to study three-phase railway el... View full abstract»

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  • Bringing social studies to STEM IEEE History Center pre-university outreach

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    In the U.S. a great deal of attention has been given to expanding the STEM skills of students graduating from high school. But the spread of STEM literacy also depends on fostering an appreciation of the role of STEM in society. The IEEE History Center has developed a pilot project that demonstrates that the pre-university social studies curriculum is the ideal forum to explore the relationship of... View full abstract»

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  • Emil Stöhrer and the development of electrical motor technology in the 1840s

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    After the discovery of the basic laws of electrophysics, many scientists, inventors, and mechanics ventured their work in this new field of physics. Among them was a Leipzig based mechanic Emil Stöhrer who is widely unknown today. However, in particular through a series of articles in prominent scientific journals, his work became known in the scientific community during his lifetime. This... View full abstract»

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