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Congresses 1887 – 1937

INTERSTENO CONGRESSES FROM 1887 till 1937

in the framelines of tecnological developments.

Information mainly taken from La stenografie dans le Monde by Marcel Racine – 1965, integrations by Gian Paolo Trivulzio

1834 – Franz Xaver Gabelsberger – Publishes his main work ‘Enleitung zur deutschen Redezeichenkunst oder Stenographie’.

1837 – Isac Pitman – presents its Phonography – a steno method based on geometric signs which will be widely spread all over the English speaking countries.

1843 – Franz Xaver Gabelsberger – Publishes ‘Neue Vervollkommungen’ i.e. New improvements in which he sets the basis of creating reduced signs based on linguistic and logical rules.

1844 – Samuel Morse – Beginning of telegraph communication

1855 – Giuseppe Ravizza – Builds the ‘Cembalo scrivano’ the first prototype of typewriter

1864 – Peter Mitterhofer – Builds a typewriter made with wood.

1873 – Remington start manufacturing typewriters conceived by Sholes – Glidden – Soule

 

Year

Town – Nation

President

n. of participants and nations

printed report

remarks

1

1887

London – England

 

145 – 13 nations

yes

 

By the courtesy of Helena Matouskowa, the annexed document shows the names of the ‘founders’ of Intersteno attending this first meeting.

1888 – Gregg system is published in the United States

2

1889

Paris – France

 

188 – 15 nations

yes  

3

1890

Munich – Germany

       

4

1891

Berlin – Germany

       

5

1893

Chicago – USA

 

500 (nearly all from USA)

yes  

1895 – Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending radio signals without wires.

6

1897

Stockolm – Sweden

       

7

1900

Paris – France

 

260 – 18 nations

   

8

1905

Bruxelles – Belgique

 

103 – ?

   

9

1908

Darmstadt – Germany

 

? – 13 nations

   

10

1912

Madrid – Spain

 

329 – 18 nations

   

11

1913

Budapest – Hungary

    No report was made  

The first World War not only broke the continuity of the Intersteno Congresses but also influenced the activity of the following ones. As a matter of fact there were different Congresses only attended by a part of the nations, refusing to have the ‘ennemies’ to take part. The ‘reconciliation’ happened only in 1934 at the Amsterdam Congress.

12

1920

Strasbourg –

 

442 – 15 nations

   

13

1922

Dresden – Germany

      Was attended by German stenographers who were not accepted at the Strasbourg Congress

13

1924

Lausanne – Switzerland

 

333 – 17 nations represented – 10 attending theCongress

   

15

1926

Milano – Italy

Beno De Vecchis   No report was made This congress is the second part of the Congress in Dresden

16

1927

Bruxelles – Belgique

 

more than 1000 – 27 nations

   

17

1928

Budapest – Hungary

M. Béla Schck – vice President

588(259 coming from abroad) – 22 nations

Reports made in 4 languages – 820 pages  

1929 Wladimir Sworykin invents the cathodic tube, which permits to Germany and England to experiments othe first TV transmissions.

18

1931

Paris – France

?

?

  was a tentative to have a reconciliation of the different countries after the 1st war world. The tentative had no effect
1934 – Sound recording on magnetic tapes begins to be a practical use for broadcasting

19

1934

Amsterdam – Holland

A.E. d’Oliveira.

317 – 27 nations

340 pages with texts of all speeches all countries joined again all together

20

1937

London – England

 

389 – 34 nations

   

Second World War – Intersteno activity stops till 1954 when Marcel Racine invited national representatives at the Hotel Du Lac – in Mont Pelerin Vevey and in this meeting the decision to re-found Intersteno was taken. One year later, the new Intersteno Congress took place in Monaco-Montecarlo.

 

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