Grants for externally organised Events

The HaPoC Council is pleased to announce a new funding stream for externally organised event. Every year, subject to yearly confirmation, 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 the following documentation

News from the Commission

Dear Members,

the last month has been very important and intense for the Commission.

From 4 to 7 October, the 4th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing has taken place ( we all wish to thank again the Chairs Helena Durnová (PdF MU), Jana Horáková (FF MU) and Jiří Raclavský (FF MU) for a successful and well-organised event.

Invitation to Contribute to a Blog at the Online Communications of the ACM

The last blog entry here, by L. DeMol and G. Primiero, mentions one of the regular posts that I am now publishing on topics in the philosophy of computer science, at the online site of the Communications of the ACM, an international professional newsletter for both academics and professionals.
Find them here:
You may see my posts by searching for my name in "Author."


The work of the Commission on History and Philosophy of Computing is discussed in a blog post by Liesbeth de Mol and Giuseppe Primiero hosted on the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery:


The Turriano ICOHTEC Prize (formerly ICOHTEC Prize for Young Scholars) is sponsored by the Juanelo Turriano Foundation and consists of 2,500 Euro. The prize winning book will be presented and discussed at a special session of the next ICOHTEC symposium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 23-29 July 2017 ( [1]). An additional 500 Euro is available to the winner in support of travelling to the conference to receive the prize.

Special Issue of HPL on History and Philosophy of Computer Science

The Journal History and Philosophy of Logic (Taylor & Francis) is publishing a Special Issue on "Logical Issues in the History and Philosophy of Computer Science", edited by Liesbeth De Mol and Giuseppe Primiero. The issue contains articles presented at various HaPoC Events. The contents are all online now:

Liesbeth De Mol, Giuseppe Primiero
When Logic Meets Engineering: Introduction to Logical Issues in the History and Philosophy of Computer Science

In Memoriam: S. Barry Cooper

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Barry Cooper on Monday, 26 October. Barry has been a great inspiration to many of us. His work for establishing a truly interdisciplinary and open community around computability, through the CiE Association and the Turing celebrations, has been inspiring for the HaPoC community in many ways and will keep affecting our own work for many years to come. Barry was involved in various HaPoC events and under his presidency the Conference of the CiE Association established a HaPoC Special Session as part of the standard programme.

HaPoC GA Minutes

We have uploaded the minutes from the HaPoC General Assembly at

Bachelor Module in History and Philosophy of Computing

The BSc Degree in Computer Science at Middlesex University London launches from the Academic Year 2015/16 a Module for third year students in History and Philosophy of Computing. The Module will be lead by Giuseppe Primiero and the Handbook, including syllabus, reading materials and details of coursework can be found at


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