Vorankündigung IM2024

Das nächstjährige International Meeting (IM2024) wird von unseren niederländischen Sammlerkollegen organisiert. Es wird am 21. und 22. September 2024 als Online-Meeting stattfinden.

Die Veranstalter des IM2024 haben heute die folgende Vorankündigung verschickt:

Pre-Announcement IM2024

People interested in Slide Rules and Historical Calculating Instruments are all over the world and are sometimes a member of one of the country organisations like the KRING in the Netherlands, The UKSRC in The United Kingdom, The RST in Germany, The Oughtred Society in the USA with their websites or are organised in dedicated groups in Spain, Italy, France, ISRG, ISRM, Internet discussion groups, etc or are individuals with their own websites.

The country organisations have organised Face-to-Face International Meetings from 1995 to 2019 to meet each other. Since the corona period this changed to virtual ZOOM Meetings, with the added advantage that more collectors start participating. During the recent IM2023 last September, it was discussed that expanding these IM’s to a larger group of collectors is a way to facilitate communication between collectors of all countries and to distribute knowledge as wide as possible. This is important because the number of collectors is worldwide reducing due to the age aspect.

For 2024 the KRING from The Netherlands will facilitate a virtual International Meeting. We will collect direct and indirect email addresses to reach as much as possible collectors. We ask country organisations and other formal and informal groups to forward this announcement. The more collectors with knowledge, the wiser we will become. If you know collectors who are interested, please forward the address and we will put them on our mailing list.

IM2024 as virtual ZOOM meeting

Date: 21 and 22 September 2024.

Theme: Sliderules and Slidecharts for Special subjects

This opens the possibility for you to present your research work done in recent times or to investigate a challenging subject. After more than 300 years sliderules there is still much to investigate.

During the previous Face-to-Face International Meetings, all presentations were presented in Proceedings, which ensures accessibility of your work in the future. These IM Proceedings are now collector items by itself. To ensure that your work presented during the virtual meeting will be saved for future, your presentation – as text article – will be published in the Journal of the Oughtred Society, as alternative for the Proceedings. Details will follow.

With this Pre-Announcement we hope to initiate an interesting program next year.

If you are interested to participate or to give a presentation, sent
an email to im2024@rekeninstrumenten.nl


Chris Hakkaart, Andries de Man, Leo van der Lucht