Engineering Studies

Since the early 2000s, A set of networks have coalesced under theumbrella of “engineering studies” to investigate the roles of engineers in science, technology, and medicine. The CHSTM working group forwards this development with a specific focus on historical questions in a forum for early stage work. Engineering studies is a small but growing group of historians, anthropologists, sociologists, engineering educators, and other science and technology studies scholars, who center engineers and engineering as their subjects of analysis. The purpose of this working group is to promote historical research on engineering in the context of the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine by: building a vibrant community via regular meetings with low barriers to participation; sharing work in progress among historians and other engineering studies scholars; and clarifying the role of engineering studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine.

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Friday, February 19, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST

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  • Friday, March 19, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT

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  • Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT

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  • Friday, May 21, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT

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Group Conveners

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    Ross Bassett

    Ross Bassett is a professor of history at North Carolina State University. He is the author of The Technological Indian (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016) and To the Digital Age (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002). He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn and worked at IBM before earning his Ph.D. in history from Princeton. He is currently working on the connections between the American and French engineering education systems in the post-World War II era.

     

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    Ryan Hearty

    Ryan Hearty ​completed his M.A. in history of science and technology in 2019 at Johns Hopkins University, where he is pursuing his Ph.D. and writing a dissertation on the origins and development of environmental engineering in the United States. He previously worked on the radio communications for Parker Solar Probe at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and has a masterʼs degree in electrical engineering.

     

  • Matt Wisnioski

    Matthew Wisnioski​ is associate professor of science, technology, and society at Virginia Tech. He is the author of ​Engineers for Change​ (MIT Press, 2012) and co-editor of ​Does America Need More Innovators? ​(MIT Press, 2019). He is co-editor of MIT Pressʼs Engineering Studies series and chair of the board of the journal ​Engineering Studies​. He has also written extensively on the intersections of art, science, and engineering. He earned his B.S. in materials science and engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. He is currently writing a book on the rise of innovation culture from World War II to the present.

     

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