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20 May 2021 • 

Webinar: Historiography of the History of Computing

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Histories use narratives that allow us to marshal otherwise unmanageable levels of detail. I describe the three major narratives that have emerged so .. Read more far and show how at least one was constructed in a way that is now misleading. I also look to artefactual history — the history of products and artefacts of technology, and a crisis in material culture — the “collapse of categories” that occurred in the wake of revolutions in solid-state physics. The material is rooted in the specific episodes, machines and devices of computing of which history seeks to make sense. Historiography is concerned with how history is written. This is my excuse for the pretentious title. He was Curator of Computing for many years at the Science Museum, London and later Assistant Director & Head of Collections.

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