Technology

Upcoming Meetings

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There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • February 28, 2017

    Steven Harris, University of Mary Washington, "A Soviet Anxiety of Influence: What Harold Bloom Can Tell Us about Aeroflot’s History of Technological Development”

  • March 21, 2017

    Amy Slaton, Drexel University, presented "Knowable Selves in a Knowable World," a chapter from her book in-progress All Good People: Diversity, Difference and Opportunity in High-Tech America

  • April 18, 2017

    Matt Wisnioski, Virginia Tech, "Big Bird and the Artificial Kidney," presented a chapter from his book in-progress Every American an Innovator

  • October 17, 2017

    Phil Tiemeyer (Kansas State) shared from his book manuscript, Aerial Ambassadors: National Airlines and US Power in the Jet Age, the chapter "The “Love Bird” Takes Flight: Independence, Neo-¬Imperialism, and the Founding of Air Jamaica, 1960-¬1977."

  • November 14, 2017

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    Katie Boyce-Jacino (Johns Hopkins) presented on planetariums in Weimar Germany

  • May 15, 2018

    Alicia Maggard, Brown University, presenting "Pacific Mail, Industrial Empire:
    Steam Infrastructure and U.S. Power", a chapter from her dissertation.

  • February 20, 2018

    Christopher Otter, Ohio State, presented an excerpt from his book-in-progress "Diet for a Large Planet: Food Systems, World-Ecology and the Making of Industrialized Britain."

  • March 27, 2018

    Philip Scranton, Rutgers University, discussed his current project, A Business History of Communism: Enterprise and Experiment in China, 1950-71.

  • April 17, 2018

    Edward Jones-Imhotep, York University, presenting "The Image of Work: Charting Human and Machine Failures at the Dawn of the Jazz Age," a chapter from his book project Reliable Humans, Trustworthy Machines.

  • December 12, 2017

    Note Special Day
    Greg Eghigian (Penn State and co-convener of CHSTM's Human Sciences group) presented on UFOs in post-World War II culture. 

Group Conveners

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    Jennifer Alexander

    Jennifer Alexander is an Associate Professor of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota, with specialization in technology and religion; industrial culture; and engineering, ethics, and society.  Her publications include The Mantra of Efficiency: From Waterwheel to Social Control (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Her current project is a book manuscript analyzing the international religious critique of technology that developed following WWII.  She asks how religious and theological interpretations of technology have changed over time; how, over time, technologies and engineering have extended their reach into the human world over time through a developing technological orthodoxy; and how these changes have affected each other.

     

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    Zachary Mann

    Zachary M. Mann is a Consortium Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at the University of Southern California, where he is a 2019-20 Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Fellow. Previously, Zach served as the founding managing editor of The Offing, a literary magazine, and the noir & mystery editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books. Before that, he worked in the tech and video game industries. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction, from California State University, Long Beach, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

     

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