History of Technology
(Professors Heyck, Magruder, Moon, Pandora and Soppelsa)
Faculty and student research in technology includes studies of technology in the developing world; the history of media in the history of science; 20th century technoscience, including space science and technology; technology in popular culture; technology in Asian history; and the use of scientific instruments to explore and represent nature, including the human body and mind. Affiliated faculty in OU's History Department offer expertise in the history of medieval technology. While primarily engaged in historical research, faculty members also bring STS perspectives and analytical methods to their work. The Department of the History of Science is the editorial home for Technology and Culture, the journal for the Society for the History of Technology (2010- ).