TECHNOLOGY & POWER

ICOHTEC 22nd - 27th July 2019 Katowice

Program and basic informations

Programme of ICOHTEC Summer School,
Katowice, Poland

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Thursday, 18 July 2019
Day'sspeciality: WelcomeEvent

 

Time

Activity

18:00 - 21:30

Welcome event and snacksat the Computer Museum, Sienkiewicza street  28,  Katowice

 

Friday, 19 July 2019
Day's speciality: Industrial Heritage Excursion

 

8:30 -9:00

Registration at the University of Silesia/Faculty of Social Sciences, Bankowa street 11

9:00 - 9:30

Opening words by the LOC chair, prof. Kazimierz Miroszewski and Symposium secretary MiroslawSikora and Guidelines by the School Committee Chair TimoMyllyntaus

9:30 - 11:00

Lecture 1: The Power of Infrastructure in Warby Arne Kaijser

11:00 - 11:15

CoffeeBreak

11:15 - 12:45

Session 1: Presentations and discussions on students' papers

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch at the University Cafeteria

14:00 - 15:30

Session 2: Presentations and discussions on students' papers

15:45 - 19:00

Guided excursion to WalcowniaCynku -Rolling Zinc Mill Museum, address: 11 Listopada 50, Katowice-Szopienice

19:00 – 19:30

Return to downtown

19:30 -

Freeevening

 

Saturday, 21 July 2019
Day's speciality: Sightseeing Tour

 

7:00 - 8:30

Breakfast at the University Hotel

8:30 - 9:00

Walking to the venue of the Summer School

9:00 - 9:30

Announcements&Practicalities

9:30 - 11:00

Lecture 2: Technology and Globalization:
Political Economy, Diplomacy and Strategyby Lino Camprubi

11:00 - 11:15

Tea Break / Przerwanaherbatę

11:15 - 12:45

Session 3: Presentations and discussions on students' papers

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch at the University Cafeteria

14:00 - 15:30

Session 4: Presentations and discussions on students' papers

15:30 - 16:00

Tea Break / Przerwanaherbatę

16:00 - 19:00

Guided Sightseeing Tour in the City Center Katowice by Dr Mateusz Sokulski

19:00 -

Freeevening

 

Sunday, 21 July 2019
Day's speciality: Excursion to Gliwice

 

7:00 - 8:30

Breakfast at the University Hotel

8:30 - 9:00

Walking to the venue of the Summer School

9:00 - 9:30

Announcements, Questions&Practicalities

9:30 - 11:00

Lecture 3: Power - Powerlessness: The Ambiguity of Technology and Fears of Losing Control by Martina Hessler

11:00 - 11:15

Coffeeand Tea Break

11:15 - 12:45

Session 5: Presentations and discussionss on students' papers

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch at the University Cafeteria

14:00 - 15:30

Journey by train or bus to the town of Gliwice (30 km)

15:30- 15:40

Arrival at Museum of the Radio transmission Tower

15:40 - 16:00

Welcome words by symposium secretary MiroslawSikora, guide Mateusz Sokulski and curator KamilKartasinski

16:00 - 17:30

Session 6: FinalDiscussion

17:30 - 18:00

Snacks and drinks

18:00 – 19:00

Guided Tour by KamilKartasinski:

The mysteries of Radiotransmission Tower

19:00 - 21:00

Free wandering around the centre of Gliwice

21:00 - 22:00

Return to Katowice and the University Hotel

 

End of the Summer School

 

Basic Information in the Nutshell

Poland

Poland is one of the oldest states and most populous countries in Europe with an exciting history. Now it is a member state of the European Union. Its monetary unit is new zloty (PLN), at the moment one zloty equals 0.24 euro or0.26 US dollar. Many international credit cards are widely accepted in Poland. Despite that, it is good to have some amount of the local currency as cash for payments.
The Poles form a Slavic people with a peculiar language, the pronunciation of which is very challenging for many foreigners. Nevertheless, it is understandable to speakers of many other Slavic languages. Polish is written with Latin letters, and the prominent part of the population are Roman Catholics.
 
Katowice – “The Most Underrated City of Poland”

Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 300,000 and the centre of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million. Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice developed into a village upon the discovery of abundant coal reserves in the area. In 1742 the First Silesian War transferred Upper Silesia, including Katowice, to Prussia.
Katowice is the most important historical region of Poland that is also known as a centre of heavy engineering. The mountain region around Katowice is rich in coal, so mining has made this place famous and has helped to catch up on the international economic level. Besides industrial factories and plants, a large number of historical and cultural sights are found on the territory of the city. These are popular among the tourists who visit Katowice. Especially for historians of technology, Katowice is an exciting city.
 
Accommodation
 
The Local Organisation Committee (LOC) will provide accommodation in the University Hotel Dom Asystentanr 3 on Paderewskiegostreet32 at the Katowice downtown for the time of summer school - 4 nights (18-22 July) to students, tutors and lecturers free of charge. If you continue to stay in the university hotel, then you pay according to prices on the list: http://student.us.edu.pl/dom-asystenta-nr-2
The room rate for a single room (Pokój 1-osobowy) is 120 zloties(30 euro), and for the double room, the room rate is 150 zloties (36 euro), i.e. 18 euro per person. There are some double rooms called "studio" with a bathroom at the room rate 230zl /250zl (55/60 euro). While booking a double room from MiroslawSikora<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>, you can announce the name of your roommate. If you want more information on the facilities of this hotel, please contact its receptionists: Tel. +48 32 2009 111 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The venue of the Summer School, the University of Silesia (UniwersytetSlaski), Bankowa street 11, is in walking distance, only about 1.3 km (17 min) from the hotel Dom Asystentanr 3. See the map of the city centre of Katowice.
 
map katowice
 
Food and Meals

The Polish cuisine is a sophisticated mixture of Western and Eastern influences, while it includes various national specialities. Historically, Poland has been famous for sausages, vodka and tea culture. Nowadays, it is exporting various agricultural products and foodstuffs from apples to biscuits. In restaurants, the price level of meals is under the average in the European Union.
The Summer School provides breakfast and lunches for participants from Friday to Sunday. The University Hotel makes breakfast available from 7:00 to 10:00. Snacks are served on Thursday and Sunday evenings.
Two pikes discussing power before lunch.
 
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Photo: TimoMyllyntaus