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.

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Latest articles

Volume 27 (1)

Food, technology, and trust: an introduction
Østby, Per, vol. 27 (1): 1-10
Redefining food: the standardization of products and production in Europe and the United States, 1880-1914
Spiekermann, Uwe, vol. 27 (1): 11-36
'Purity as life': H.J. Heinz, religious sentiment, and the beginning of the industrial diet
Petrick, Gabriella M., vol. 27 (1): 37-64
Atoms for peace and radiation for safety - how to build trust in irradiated foods in Cold War Europe and beyond
Zachmann, Karin, vol. 27 (1): 65-90
Sweet danger - negotiating trust in the Norwegian chocolate industry 1930-1990
Kvaal, Stig, vol. 27 (1): 91-111
Arthur Dove, painting, and phonography
DeLue, Rachael Z., vol. 27 (1): 113-121

Volume 26 (4)

Editorial Board
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Editor's note
Collins, Martin, vol. 26 (4): 281-281
'Globalization with hardware': ITER's fusion of technology, policy, and politics
McCray, W. Patrick, vol. 26 (4): 283-312
The rise and fall of Safeguard: anti-ballistic missile technology and the Nixon Administration
Spinardi, Graham, vol. 26 (4): 313-334
Methanol as future fuel: efforts to develop alternative fuels in Sweden after the Oil Crisis
Mårald, Erland, vol. 26 (4): 335-357
Cotten Seiler's Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America
Collins, Martin, vol. 26 (4): 359-360
Automobility and apparatuses: commentary on Cotten Seiler's Republic of Drivers
Packer, Jeremy, vol. 26 (4): 361-368
Driving consumption
Gudis, Catherine, vol. 26 (4): 369-378
Read Tocqueville, or drive? A European perspective on US 'automobilization'
Flonneau, Mathieu, vol. 26 (4): 379-388
Author response: the ends of automobility
Seiler, Cotten, vol. 26 (4): 389-397

Volume 26 (3)

Editor's note
Collins, Martin, vol. 26 (3): 187-187
Place, voice, interdisciplinarity: understanding technology in the colony and postcolony
Moon, Suzanne, vol. 26 (3): 189-201
Networks of (colonial) power: roads in French Central Africa after World War I
Freed, Libbie, vol. 26 (3): 203-223
'Tubab' technologies and 'African' ways of knowing: nationalist techno-politics in Senegal
Kusiak, Pauline, vol. 26 (3): 225-249