Working Groups


The History of Technology Working Group meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s works-in-progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants. Meetings are usually held at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia from 6:00 to 7:30 on third Tuesdays. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online.

  • Martin Collins

    Martin Collins is Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. He curates the civilian applications satellites collection and is working on a history of communications satellites and globalization in the 1990s, as seen through the multinational satellite telephony venture, Iridium.


  • Adelheid Voskuhl

    Heidi Voskuhl is Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include the history of technology from the early modern to the modern period, the philosophy of technology, the history of the Enlightenment, and modern European intellectual and cultural history.


Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • March 20, 2014

    Deanna Day of UPenn introduced her dissertation chapter, "Enrolling Mothers as Reliable Medical Workers: The Thermometer in Turn-of-the-Century Domestic Medicine."

  • February 20, 2014

    Heidi Voskuhl introduced her paper "Engineers' Philosophy: Social, Technical, and Intellectual Elites in German High Industrialism, 1850 to 1930"

  • January 16, 2014

    Heidi Voskuhl introduced Donald MacKenzie, "Marx and the Machine," Technology and Culture, Vol. 25, No. 3. (Jul., 1984), pp. 473-502 and David Edgerton, "Innovation, Technology, or History: What is the Historiography of Technology About?", Technology and Culture, Volume 51, Number 3, July 2010, pp. 680-697

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