History and Technology

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. the social construction of technologies, large technical systems, technology and business history). The composition of its editorial board reflects, to some extent, these concerns. Special procedures have been put in place to facilitate the publication of work by young researchers, and scholars who would not normally publish in an English language journal. The book reviews section will pay particular attention to material not published in English.

Four issues a year.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
07341512
ISSN (online): 
14772620

Latest articles

Museums, objects, and historical meaning
ONLINE EARLY
Butterfield’s nightmare: the history of science as Disney history
ONLINE EARLY
Making oeconomic people: The Spanish Magazine of Agriculture and Arts for Parish Rectors (1797–1808)
ONLINE EARLY
Policing the oeconomy of nature: The oiseau martin as an instrument of oeconomic management in the eighteenth-century French maritime world
ONLINE EARLY
Practicing oeconomy during the second half of the long eighteenth century: an introduction
ONLINE EARLY
Ashes to ashes: the stewardship of waste and oeconomic cycles of agricultural and industrial improvement, 1750–1800
ONLINE EARLY
Designed women: gender and the problem of female automata
ONLINE EARLY
Self-knowledge in the history of technology: industrialism, cultural analysis and desire
ONLINE EARLY
Entangled in questions of cultural analysis
ONLINE EARLY

Volume 32 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 32 (4): 0-0
A distinguished scientific field? Pursuing resources and building institutions for engineering research in Sweden, 1890–1945
vol. 32 (4): 315-348
The technoscientists: a Swedish construction of basic research in World War II
vol. 32 (4): 349-381
Technological change and Post Office communications in Britain, 1918–1945
vol. 32 (4): 382-408
Technological simulacrum: psychologists’ invention of a bogus pipeline to the soul
vol. 32 (4): 409-418

Volume 32 (3)

Listening in combat – surveillance technologies beyond the visual in the First World War
vol. 32 (3): 213-226
Sound and fury: sound and vision in early U.K. air defence
vol. 32 (3): 227-244
Listening in the dark: audio surveillance, communication technologies, and the submarine threat during the First World War
vol. 32 (3): 245-268
Sounds and repercussions of war: mobilization, invention and conversion of First World War science in Britain, France and Germany
vol. 32 (3): 269-292
Listening for the state: censoring communications in Scandinavia during World War I
vol. 32 (3): 293-314

Volume 32 (1)

Editor’s note
vol. 32 (1): 1-1