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 2018

 

Week 1 (5/9)   Introduction 
Week 2 (12/9)   Open Air Museum
Week 3 (19/9)  

Ancient Mysteries and the Dark Ages

Week 4 (26/9) Modelling Technology
Week 5 (3/10)  

Technology in the Renaissance

Week 6 (10/10)

Myths and Realities of the Industrial Revolution

Week 7 (24/10) Science and Systems
Week 8 (31/10) Tour: Old Carlsberg brewery
 Week 9 (7/11)

The History of Engineering

Week 10 (14/11) Mass production and the consumer society
Week 11 (21/11) The Means of Destruction

Week 12 (28/11) Windmills, Energy and Environment
Week 13 (5/12) Global Culture and the Internet 


http://www.historie.dtu.dk/formidling/course/course_10605
23 OKTOBER 2018