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  The History of Technology-Science Tracer Bullet
The history of technology can be approached not only as a chronology of machine development and a study of artifacts, but also as a study of economic and social development.
History of science and technology: a sampler of centers and collections of distinction.
At the intersection of histories: technology and the environment.
www.loc.gov /rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/historyoftechtb.html   (2634 words)

 For a History of Technology Education:
The history of industrial arts was primarily internalist and was never as extensive in scope or depth as the history of technology.
While it may be philosophically sound to do contextualist history of technology education, practically it is difficult because of the time required to assimilate the social context, technology, and educational practice of a given time period.
Given the scarcity of historical research in technology education, both critical narrative and social science approaches are needed, but their differences affect the formulation of research questions and the representation of history.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/JTE/jte-v7n1/pannabecker.jte-v7n1.html   (4793 words)

 History of TECHNOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An event of crucial importance in the development of technology is man's taming of fire.
An innovation in the neolithic period is the use of bricks.
In their simplest form (still familiar today in many hot regions), bricks are shaped by pressing mud or clay into a mould.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab11   (2034 words)

 Company History - Technology Associates
Technology Associates, (TA), was established in 1990 by space engineer, Dr.
Irving Ojalvo, a pioneer in the application of advanced technology to the reconstruction of over 1,300 accidents and other events in civil and criminal litigation since 1978.
His computer analyses and biomechanics simulations, buttressed with a detailed knowledge of structural and dynamic behavior of materials, have been used in the service of both plaintiffs and defendants.
www.technology-assoc.com /history.asp   (186 words)

This course focuses on the question: "How does technology change in history?" While this issue could be framed using a number of different perspectives, we shall use one particular point of view--the development of technology in "the West" since the Middle Ages.
It must be noted that this limits the geographical reach of this course severely, and leaves out many interesting and important issues that might be addressed concerning technological developments elsewhere in the world.
A primary source may be a patent, an article written by an inventor or promoter, correspondence or memoirs of an important figure, or some other document that represents the kind of sources used for original research in the history of technology.
www.history.umd.edu /Faculty/RFriedel/Hist406/hist406syll05.htm   (792 words)

 The impact of China on the history of technology
The impact of China on the history of technology
In an age of warfare, this new technology was exploited to the fullest by Europeans.
There were many changes in war technologies during the 1000 years that comprised the Middle Ages; here we will focus on a few critical technologies and how they changed the practice of war.
www.engr.sjsu.edu /pabacker/history/china.htm   (2398 words)

 HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
JAMES T. Associate Professor of History, (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1994) social and cultural history of Russian/Soviet science and technology; science, society and public culture; intersection of science, technology, and popular culture in a comparative EurAsian context.
AMY SUE BIX Associate Professor of History, (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1994) history of technology; history of the life sciences, their technologies, and medicine; public policy and technical knowledge; and history of women in science, technology, and medicine.
ALAN I MARCUS Professor of History, Director, Center for Historical Studies of Technology and Science, and Director, Graduate Program in History of Technology and Science (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1979), history of technology and medicine; intellectual history of American technology and science.
www.public.iastate.edu /~history_info/hots   (408 words)

 Carnegie Mellon Libraries: History: History of Technology and Science
Below are archives, libraries, and museums for the history of technology and science.
Interdisciplinary organization, concerned with the history of technological devices and processes, as well as the relations of technology to science, politics, social change, the arts and humanities, and economics.
Below are major journals in the history of technology and science.
www.library.cmu.edu /Research/Humanities/History/hots.html   (1253 words)

 Department of History: Iowa State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The History Department at Iowa State University was established as a separate department in 1969, having been for many decades before that time a part of the joint Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy.
It is possible for undergraduate students to both major and minor in History, and for graduate students to seek the MA and the PhD degrees.
History majors will earn endorsements in three subjects, United States History, World History and a third Social Science of their choice, while students who choose to major in Political Science will earn endorsements in two subjects, U.S. Government and either U.S. or World History.
www.history.iastate.edu   (344 words)

 History of science and technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of science and technology (HST) is a field of history which examines how humanity's understanding of science and technology has changed over the millennia.
The London Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine - this Centre was formed in 1987 and runs a postgraduate programme which is jointly administered and taught by Imperial College London, University College London, and the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL.
Utrecht University has two co-operating programmes: one in History and Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and one in Historical and Comparative Studies of the Sciences and the Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_science_and_technology   (1211 words)

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His papacy was marked by his efforts to end communism and to build bridges with people of other faiths, as well as his strict adherence to conservative church doctrine.
His funeral was said to be the biggest in history.
One of the biggest mysteries in American history was solved on May 31 when the family of former assistant FBI director W. Mark Felt announced that Felt was "Deep Throat," the secret source who helped unravel the Watergate scandal.
www.history.com /wt.do   (2994 words)

 Department of History; University of California, Santa Barbara
History of STM students graduate with experience as teaching assistants in undergraduate survey courses such as Latin American History, World History, European History, and American History.
These tend to be what we call “bread and butter” courses for many departments and recent advertisements for jobs in the history of science, technology, and medicine often cite demonstrated competence in one of these areas as a requirement for the position.
This prize, administered by the UCSB History Associates, is awarded annually for the best graduate student essay in the preceding three years on the history of science, technology or medicine in any era or geographical arena, or on weapons control.
www.history.ucsb.edu /fields/hos.htm   (1050 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
This journal stimulates research in the history of technology from antiquity to the present.
It seeks to contribute to our understanding of technology as embedded in society, exploring its links between science, on the one hand, and the cultural, economic, political and institutional contexts on the other.
Within that framework, and while not favouring any particular school or methodological approach, it welcomes papers which think about the relations between technology and society in new ways (e.g.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/07341512.asp   (157 words)

 History of technology Deseret News (Salt Lake City) - Find Articles
PROVO -- Cutting-edge technologies used centuries ago are but curiosities today, but they tell a fascinating story when juxtaposed with today's technology.
Through an opposite window at the end of the display are items of modern technology arranged similarly that show how technology has changed.
The objects are on loan from private collections and various museums around campus, the Utah Museum of Natural History, the Utah Museum and Fine Arts and from the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20051229/ai_n15983678   (669 words)

 Carnegie Mellon Libraries: History: History of Technology and Science: Primary Sources
The collections are especially strong the areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Below are just a few examples of the types of government documents that are relevant to the history of technology and science.
History of space flights, including text of National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, mission histories, photo archive, news releases back to 1983, technical information and drawings, etc.
www.library.cmu.edu /bySubject/History/hotsprimary.html   (1409 words)

 Internet Resources for History of Science and Technology
A project by Michael E. Gorman, Technology, Culture and Communications, SEAS, University of Virginia, “to organize and depict, in abbreviated form, Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone.” It includes sketches from Bell's experimental notebooks, patents, depositions in court and correspondence.
The MIT Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits materials which serve as a resource for the study and interpretation of the intellectual, educational, and social history of MIT and MIT's role in the history of modern science and technology.
The exhibit presents text and images describing the history of keeping time from the century immediately preceding the industrial revolution­­when sundials were still in use­­to our present age of digital access.
www2.lib.udel.edu /subj/hsci/internet.htm   (4122 words)

 Technology and Culture
founded in 1959, is the preeminent journal for the history of technology.
Periodically the journal devotes an issue to a single theme; topics have included water technology in the Netherlands, medical and biomedical technology, patents, labor, and gender.
is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the Society for the History of Technology, and jointly sponsored by The Henry Ford, the University of Detroit Mercy, and the University of Michigan—Dearborn.
www.historyoftechnology.org /tc.html   (283 words)

 WWW-VL: History Index: Science, Technology History | Medicine
History of Science Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, Italy [English]
History of Technology [Society for the History of Technology]
RETURN TO WWW-VL: History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/topical/science.html   (251 words)

 RensSearch: History of Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
History of Silicon Valley and the Technology Behind it : local history of silicon valley from 1776 to the present.
Recording Technology History : chronology of the history of recording instruments, with photographs.
www.lib.rpi.edu /resources/courses/ITrev.html   (1283 words)

 Vacuum History & Technology
A collection of mathematical biographies taken from 'A Short Account of the History of Mathematics' by W. Rouse Ball (4th Edition, 1908).
Pascal's vacuum-in-a-vacuum experiment and his theory of pressure equilibria resulted in the determination that the pressure exerted by a vacuum is zero.
His view was that a vacuum was without physical properties and is, of course, the foundation of all vacuum technology today.
www.mcallister.com /vacuum.html   (2681 words)

 Teaching History With Technology Workshops (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He is also president of The Center for Teaching History with Technology, an organization with 1200 subscribers, whose mission is to to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.
The fourth-annual "Teaching History With Technology Workshop" is an intensive four-day "hands-on" opportunity for history and social studies teachers and professors to explore practical ways to use technology to enrich the history curriculum and engage students.
This workshop is open to teachers of all disciplines as well as academic technology and library/media specialists and will present innovative ideas and exciting projects for incorporating blogging, podcasting, video ipods, wikis, and other emerging technologies into the classroom.
www.teachinghistorywithtechnology.com.cob-web.org:8888 /workshops.html   (1466 words)

 tingilinde: history of technology
The CT-100 used the RCA-developed technology that was adopted as the national color TV standard by the Federal Communications Commission in December 1953.
Their perception of where technology was and where it was going was fascinating.
The technologies involved in making the novel product were not new, but merely assembled in a new way.
tingilinde.typepad.com /starstuff/history_of_technology   (13190 words)

 Technology for Innovators - History of Innovation
Innovation in the use of signal processing has been the technology thread throughout TI’s 75-year history.
Time and again, TI has quite literally and repeatedly changed the world—through advances in the innovative application of signal processing.
A walk through the major milestones of the first 75 years of TI’s history.
www.ti.com /corp/docs/company/history/tihistory.shtml   (259 words)

 Doing History with Technology
Early adopters of the technology, such as Dr. Gernes, have integrated weblogs into the curriculum.
To complete the project, Gernes asks his students to submit a reflective paper with the digital story, setting the piece in a broader context.
Some of the projects turn out to be quite sophisticated - yet that is not the ultimate goal of the project." Students share their work in a "mini film festival" at the end of the course, providing a conclusion to the course that emphasizes community.
www.emerson.edu /itg/showcase/history.cfm   (680 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"History of Women in Science, Technology, and Medicine," Transforming the Disciplines: A Women's Studies Primer, Elizabeth MacNabb et al., ed.
Technology and Culture 43, no. 4 (October 2002), 771-76.
Technology and Manliness (London: Routledge, 2001) 139-168; unabridged reprint as ‘Why Masculine Technologies Matter’ in The History of Gender and Technology in North America Reader, eds.
with.history-of-technology.org /Publications.htm   (992 words)

 WITH: Women in Technological History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Women in Technological History (WITH) is a Special Interest Group (SIG) within SHOT whose membership includes both men and women interested in gender issues.
Please note that this grant is not limited to participants who address issues of women or gender in technological history.
It will help broaden the intellectual scope of our field by supporting papers that especially consider questions of gender and ethnicity in the history of technology.
with.history-of-technology.org   (444 words)

 The History of Java Technology
But in the early 90s, extending the power of network computing to the ordinary things of everyday life was a radical vision, hatched in secret by a handful of Sun scientists.
Java technology was a paradigm-bomb that threatened conventional thinkers and vested interests.
The history of Java technology is one of the great adventure stories of Silicon Valley.
java.com /en/javahistory   (279 words)

 History of Technology Books
As in the best-selling first volume of Technology’s Past, author Dennis Karwatka traces the development of technology and industry through the fascinating—often inspiring—lives of the people behind the innovations.
An upbeat view of the human side of the history of technology.
Technology’s Past profiles such recognized innovators as the Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison.
www.techdirections.com /bookshistory.html   (782 words)

 UCB Libraries | Subject Guides | History of Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brief Description: The history of technological devices and processes and the relations of technology to science, politics, social change, the arts and humanities, and economics.
CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available on campus and to students, staff, and faculty from a remote location.
Subject areas covered include agricultural and biological sciences, astronomy, biosciences, chemistry and chemical engineering, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, (business and management), engineering (energy and technology), environmental sciences, languages and linguistics, law, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, physics, psychology, social and behavioral sciences, and sociology.
ucblibraries.colorado.edu /research/subjectguides/technologyhistory.htm   (421 words)

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