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Volume 22 (2016)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

Maria Paula Diogo and Ana Simões
‘All History is Relevant, but the History of Technology is the Most Relevant’: An Informal Tribute to Kranzberg’s Laws

1

Francesca Bray
Flows and Matrices, Landscapes and Cultures

8

Vasily P. Borisov
Technology in Russia: History, Events, Views

20

Vincent Lagendijk and Frank Schipper
East, West, Home’s Best: The Material Links of Cold War Yugoslavia, 1948–1980

28

Tomás Errázuriz and Guillermo Giucci
The Ambiguities of Progress: Cultural Appropriation of Electric Trams in the Southern Cone, 1890–1950 (Chile, Argentina Uruguay and Brazil)

55

Shaul Katzir
Variations and Combinations: Invention and Development of Quartz Clock Technologies at AT&T

78

Malcolm R. Hill
Russian Iron Production from the Repeal of Serfdom to the First World War

115

Book Reviews

139

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Volume 21 (2015)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

Andrew J. Butrica
The Mind’s Eye: Technical Education, Drawing and Meritocracy in France, 1800–1850

1

Gemma Cirac Claveras
Factories of Satellite Data: Remote Sensing and Physical Earth Sciences in France

24

Ricardo Córdoba de la Llave
Making and Using Alum in Hispanic Craft Recipe Books from the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

51

Mark Kulikowski
Fantasy Flights: Technology, Politics and the Soviet Airship Programme, 1930-1938

66

Francisco A. González-Redondo and Giles Camplin
The Controversial Origins of the Mooring Mast for Airships: An Historical Overview of a Neglected Branch of Aeronautical Technology that has Great Potential for Future Use

81

Dick van Lente
The Romance of Technology in an Age of Extremes: Leonard de Vries’ Hobby Clubs, 1945–1965

109

Richard Vahrenkamp
Coping with Shortage and Chaos: Truck Cargo Transport in the Eastern Bloc, 1950–1980

126

Geoff Smith
Medieval Gunpowder Chemistry: A Commentary on the Firework Book

147

Petter Wulff
A Steel Disc and Its Consequences

167

Artemis Yagou
Streets of Lisbon: A Visual Essay

180

Book Reviews

182

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Volume 20, Issue 2 (2014)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

John B. Stranges
Mr. Chrysler’s Building: Merging Design and Technology In in the Machine Age

1

Anika Schleinzer
Rehearsed Technology: The Definition of Technical Toys in the Early Twentieth Century

20

Klaus Staubermann
The Transfer of Shipbuilding Knowledge: Reconstructing HMAS Warrego, Part 1

40

Francesc X. Barca Salom
Heating and Ventilation in Barcelona in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

49

Sławomir Łotysz
A ‘Lasting Memorial’ to the UNNRA? Implementation of the Penicillin Plant Programme in Poland, 1946–1949

70

Stefan Krebs and Melissa Van Drie
The Art of Stethoscope Use: Diagnostic Listening Practices of Medical Physicians and ‘Auto Doctors’

92

Pierre Bouillon
A Paradox in Computer Science: French and Romanian Cooperation during the Cold War

115

Malcolm R. Hill
Russian Iron and Steel Production from 1800–1860

125

Kranzberg Lecture
Alexandre Herlea: The History of Technology and European Unity

151

Journal Review

166

Book Reviews

173

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Volume 20, Issue 1 (2014)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

Timo Myllyntaus
Introduction: Threshing the Harvest of Four and a Half Decades

1

Robert Post
Our Mel Kranzberg: Risks He Took, Stumbles, and Sometimes a Second Thought

6

R. Angus Buchanan
ICOHTEC Reviewed

17

Vasily Borisov
Cooperation between East and West: History of Technology in the USSR and ICOHTEC

26

Reinhold Bauer
Failed Innovations – Five Decades of Failure?

33

Hans-Joachim Braun
All Ears: ICOHTEC, Sound and Music

41

Brenda J. Buchanan
Gunpowder Studies at ICOHTEC

56

Barton C. Hacker
The Symposium on the Social History of Military Technology, ICOHTEC 2006–2013

74

Alexandre Herlea
Science–Technology Relationships in the Work of ICOHTEC

84

Stefan Poser
Playing with Technology’ as a Subject in ICOHTEC Symposia

99

James C. Williams
Energy, Technology and the Environment

113

Sławomir Łotysz
After work hours: excursions, receptions, and social atmosphere

123

Susan Schmidt Horning
Swinging the Symposium: ICOHTEC’s Jazz Evenings and Other Musical Events

131

Book Reviews

146

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Volume 19 (2013)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

Hans-Joachim Braun, Stefan Poser
Playing with Technology: Sports and Leisure. Introduction

1

Joseph Wachelder
Toys, Christmas Gifts and Consumption Culture in London’s Morning Chronicle, 1800–1827

13

Rachel Maines
‘Stinks and Bangs’: Amateur Science and Gender in Twentieth-Century Living Spaces

33

Dick van Lente
Huizinga’s Children: Play and Technology in Twentieth Century Dutch Cultural Criticism (From the 1930s to the 1960s)

52

Carroll Pursell
Fun Factories: Inventing American Amusement Parks

75

Arwen P. Mohun
Amusement Parks for the World: The Export of American Technology and Know-How, 1900–1939

100

Simone Müller-Pohl
Chess by Cable: On the Interrelation of Technology and Sports in the Making of the Modern World

113

James C. Williams
A Sailing as Play

132

Jeremy R. Kinney
Racing on Runways: The Strategic Air Command and Sports Car Racing in the 1950s

193

Hans-Joachim Braun
Introducing Soccer Tactics as Science? On ‘Scotch Professors’, a Ukrainian Soccer Buddha, and a Catalonian Who Tries to Learn German

216

Stefan Poser
Playful Celebrations of Technology: Technology at Amusement Parks, in Children’s Playrooms and in Sports

244

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Volume 18 (2012)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

Edmund N. Todd
Coordinating the Local: Building Water Regimes in the Ruhr and Louisiana

1

Darwin H. Stapleton
Oswald T. Avery and the Technological Basis for the Discovery of DNA at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research

35

Michael Martin and Heiner Fangerau
Seeing Sounds? Styling Vision? The mechanical visualisation of acoustic phenomena in cardiac diagnostics around 1900

45

Chen-Pang Yeang
Is The Sound and Shapes of Noise: Measuring Disturbances in Early Twentieth-Century Telephone and Radio Engineering

63

Erich Pauer
The Search for (Social) Identity: Japanese Engineers, 1910–1940

86

Jung Sook Bae
Consumer Advertising for Korean Women and Impacts of Early Consumer Products under Japanese Colonial Rule

104

Benjamin B. Olshin
A Revealing Reflection: The Case of the Chinese Emperor’s Mirror

122

Olle Hagman
A Technology in Permanent Transition: 200 Years of Cordwood Building with Consumers as Producers

142

Alexia Sofia Papazafeiropoulou
Technology Users as Empirically-trained Mechanics: Assembly and Decoration of Improvised Vehicles in Greece during and after World War II

157

Jytte Thorndahl
Introducing New Technology to the Danish Housewives, 1900–1960

179

Review Essays

 

 

Stephen H. Cutcliffe
Taking a Reflective School Bus Ride Down Constructivist Lane :: Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor Pinch, eds. Foreword by Deborah H. Douglas. The Social Construction of Technological Systems

200

Janis Langins
Engineers at the Centre and the Periphery :: Darina Martykánová. Reconstructing Ottoman Engineers; Casper Andersen. British Engineers and Africa

207

Spyros D. Petrounakos and Maria Rentetzi
Evocative Objects, Inner Histories and Love Stories of the ‘Bricoleur' :: Sherry Turkle. Evocative Objects: Things We Think With; Sherry Turkle. The Inner History of Devices; Sherry Turkle. Falling for Science: Objects in Mind

214

Book Reviews

221

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Volume 17 (2011)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

Exploring the History of Technology

1

Angus Buchanan
Power and Conservation: The Importance of the History of Technology

3

Sonja Petersen
Piano Manufacturing between Craft and Industry: Advertising and Image Cultivation of Early 20th Century German Piano Production

12

Carroll Pursell
The American Patent Agency: The Embedded 'Lone Inventor' in American History

31

Artemis Yagou
Is Everyday Technology Serious or Fun? Reflections on Emotional Styles in Product Design

40

Yoel Bergman
Alfred Nobel, Aniline and Diphenylamine

57

Re-using the Industrial Past

69

Brenda J. Buchanan
The Gunpowder Heritage: 'Re-using the Industrial Past'

71

Okada Masaaki
Interpretation of Defence Heritage in Japan: A Survey of Its 'Neglect and Reuse' and Future Potential as Significant Landscape

94

Book Reviews

109

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Volume 16 (2010)

Title page, Contents, The Contributors

I

Prologue

1

Timo Myllyntaus
Constructing Technology for Everyday Life

3

Gendering of Transportation

23

Anne-Katrin Ebert
Liberating Technologies? Of Bicycles, Balance and the ‘New Woman’ in the 1890s

25

Tiina Männistö-Funk
Gendered Practices in Finnish Cycling, 1890–1939

53

Riikka Jalonen
Female Curiosity towards Automobile Technology: Car Service Courses for Finnish Women in the 1970s

74

Rebecca Herzig
Does Google TM Have Gender? Technologies of Everyday Life in Affluent Industrial Societies

92

Cultivating the Automobile

99

Timo Myllyntaus
Switching to a Biofuel at the Pinch: Wood Gas in Finnish Motoring during World War II

101

Christopher Neumaier
Design Parallels, Differences and… a Disaster: American and German Diesel Cars in Comparison, 1968–1985

123

Olle Hagman, Martin Bae Pedersen
When Big Became Bad: The Breakthrough and Stigmatization of ‘City Jeeps’ in Sweden, 1984–2007

143

Martin Bae Pedersen, Olle Hagman
Encouraging Environmental Driving: Olle Hagman The Journey towards a Definition of Environmentally Classified Vehicles in Sweden

159

Equipping Homes

177

Markku Norvasuo
Designing Properly Lit Homes: The Question of Daylight and Innovation in Apartments versus Public Buildings in the Architecture of Alvar Aalto between 1927 and 1939

179

Timo Myllyntaus
Design in Building an Industrial Identity: The Breakthrough of Finnish Design in the 1950s and 1960s

201

Timo Myllyntaus
The Entry of Males and Machines in the Kitchen: A Social History of the Microwave Oven in Finland

226

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Volume 15 (2009)

Title page, Contents, Contributors, Notes for Contributors

I

Benjamin B. Olshin
Sophistical Devices: Leonardo da Vinci’s Investigations of Perpetual Motion

1

Yoel Bergman
Paul Vieille, Cordite, and Ballistite

40

Gabriele Balbi, Spartaco Calvo, Simone Tari, Ciuseppe Richeri
“Bringing together the two large electric currents that divide Europe”: Switzerland’s Role in Promoting the Creation of a Common European Telegraph Space, 1849-1865

61

Kristina Soederholm, Roine Wiklund
Infrastructural Systems and Technical Change:
Learning From the Establishment of a Water- and Wastewater System and the Electrification of a Railway Line in a Nordic Climate at the Turn of the 19th Century.

81

Reinhold Bauer
The Stirling Engine – The ‘Cyclical Life’ of an Old Technology

108

Stefan Poser
Speed for a Dated Technology: Rowing Boats and High-Tech in the 19th and 20th Centuries

119

James C. Williams
Resource Conservation and Electrification in California

138

Book Reviews

146

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