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Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

  • April 15, 2021

    *Note Special Time* Sangwoon Yoo, Assistant Professor, Hanbat National University, Korea, "Self-defining Waste: Cleanroom Operators and Maintainers in the Semiconductor Industry in South Korea in the 1980s-2000s."  Commentator:  Ross Bassett, Professor of History, North Carolina State University

  • March 19, 2021

    Dean Chahim, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Stanford University (United States): "'A Permanent Bloodletting': Engineering, Drainage, and the Sinking of Mexico City, 1947-1967."
    Commentator: Vera S. Candiani, Associate Professor of History, Princeton University (United States).

  • February 19, 2021

    First panel discussion, “Situating Engineering Studies within History of Science, Technology, and Medicine,” with:

    • Cyrus Mody, Professor in the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
    • Trisha Tschopp, PhD Candidate in History and Science Studies, University of California San Diego (United States)
    • Heidi Voskuhl, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania (United States)

    In the growing field of engineering studies, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, engineering educators, and other science and technology studies scholars center engineers and engineering as their subjects of analysis. This inaugural session of the Engineering Studies working group asks where such scholarship fits in the history of science, technology, and medicine. Via a panel discussion and community conversation we will explore the internationalization of engineering studies, its disciplinary boundary crossings, its emerging trends, and its future directions.

Group Conveners

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    Ryan Hearty

    Ryan Hearty ​completed his MA in history of science and technology in 2019 at Johns Hopkins University, where he is pursuing his PhD and writing a dissertation on interdisciplinary collaboration and conflict among water quality experts in the United States between 1945 and 1980. As a former engineer, he has worked on the radio communications for NASA's Parker Solar Probe at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and has a masterʼs degree in electrical engineering.


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