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Tenure-track professorship in Ethics of digital methods and technologies (Bochum)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it houses the full breadth and width of expertise in the main branches of science and research under one roof. Working in an environment that promotes a dynamic exchange between individual academic disciplines and their cultures, researchers and students alike benefit from the opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration.

HaPoC Travel Grants to CiE2019 Special Session

The First Call for Papers for Computability in Europe 2019 to be held in Durham 15-19 July 2019 is available at

As for previous editions, the programme includes a Special Session on the History and Philosophy of Computing, organised by the HaPoC Council and CiE Special Interest Group

Survey on "Gender Gap in Science"

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in the 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists.

You will find the survey at

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.


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.

HaPoC related website at Middlesex University

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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.


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