History of Technology, 5 points (10605)

From the Pyramids to the Internet.
Society, technology and technologists, 5 points. 

Lecturer: Laila Zwisler

The lectures will be given in English. 
Course Textbook:

Misa, Thomas, Leonardo to the Internet, Baltimore: John Hopkins UP, 2011.

Day and Time:

Wednesday 9-12

Supplementary reading:

Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes and Trevor Pinch. The Social Construction of Technological Systems. New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology. (MIT press 2012).
Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman. The Social Shaping of Technology. (2.ed. Open University Press: Milton Keynes, 1999).
Keld Nielsen, Henry Nielsen og Hans Siggaard Jensen, red. Skruen uden ende. Den vestlige teknologis historie. (2. udgave, København, 1996).
Merrit Roe Smith and Leo Marx. Does Technology Drive History? the Dilemma of Technological Determinism. (MIT press 1994).

Programme 2017


Week 1 (6/9)   Introduction 
Week 2 (13/9)   Ancient Mysteries and the Dark Ages
Week 3 (20/9)  

Open air Museum

Week 4 (27/9) Technology in the Renaissance
Week 5 (4/10)   Myths and Realities of the Industrial Revolution
Week 6 (11/10) Science and Systems
Week 7 (25/10) Modelling Technology
Week 8 (1/11) Tour: Old Carlsberg brewery
 Week 9 (8/11)
The History of Engineering
Week 10 (15/11) Mass production and the consumer society
Week 11 (22/11) The Means of Destruction

Week 12 (29/11) Windmills, Energy and Environment  
Week 13 (6/12) Global Culture and the Internet