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  • Publication of IEEC 2017 proceedings – Vol.1

    The IEEC 2017 organising committee are delighted to announce that publication of the papers first presented at Elsecar in May 2017 will begin with ‘IEEC Vol.1’, published as Volume 87(2) of the  International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology in July 2018. The journal, published on behalf of the Newcomen Society will contain the first selection of edited papers, and will continue in November 2018 with ‘IEEC Volume 2’, published in the following issue of the journal. Full IEEC 2017 conference delegates will receive copies of these proceedings. Copies will be available online and in print from the publishers, Taylor & Francis, here.

  • Bringing the Elsecar Newcomen engine back to life

    South Yorkshire Industrial History Society – Annual Joseph Bramah Lecture Geoff Wallis, well-known conservation and restoration consultant engineer, and past president of the Newcomen Society will be giving the Annual Joseph Bramah Lecture on 14th March 2016, as part of the Barnsley section of the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society’s programme. The lecture, entitled Bringing the Elsecar Newcomen engine back to life, starts at 7pm at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley. It will deal with the recent successful conservation project on Elsecar’s 1795 Newcomen engine – the oldest steam engine still in situ over its original working shaft. The lecture will cover the challenges and insights over the course of…