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 31 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 31 (4): 0-0
Technology in the South Asian imaginary
vol. 31 (4): 341-349
Translation as techné: female sexuality and the science of social progress in colonial India
vol. 31 (4): 350-375
Profiling the profiloscope: facialization of race technologies and the rise of biometric nationalism in inter-war British India
vol. 31 (4): 376-396
The road from serfdom: economic storytelling and narratives of India in the rise of neoliberalism
vol. 31 (4): 397-419
Science, geography, and nation: the global creation of Thumba
vol. 31 (4): 420-451
The Aakash tablet and technological imaginaries of mass education in contemporary India
vol. 31 (4): 452-481
Resetting the camera’s clock: Sarony, Muybridge & the aesthetics of wet-plate photography
vol. 31 (4): 482-491

Volume 31 (2)

Editor’s Note
vol. 31 (2): 83-83
Inventing traditions: interests, parables and nostalgia in the history of nuclear energy
vol. 31 (2): 84-107
A history of failed innovation: continuous cooking and the Soviet pulp industry, 1940s–1960s
vol. 31 (2): 108-132