History of Technology

Sandip Bhatt

Research Interests: Performance validation/error assessment practices for automated and semi-automated inference systems where ‘gold standard’ truth data is difficult or impossible to obtain, the ways in which these practices have (and have not) evolved over time, how they privilege certain metrics over others (e.g. quantitative over qualitative, representative cases over edge cases), and how they reflect the valuation of different types of labor (e.g. coding vs. manual review) within the development community.... Read more about Sandip Bhatt

Hannah Conway

Hannah Conway

Research Interests: History of science, technology, and engineering; public infrastructure and technology; state sponsorship of research and design; theory and epistemology of applied sciences; science-fiction and cultural acceptance of scientific and technological advance; technological fear.... Read more about Hannah Conway


Yvan Prkachin

Lecturer, Harvard History of Science

Research interests: History of neuroscience; history of the brain and mind sciences; history of modern medicine; history of interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary science; history of surgery; history of psychiatry and psychology; history of technology; history of artificial intelligence and computing; medical technologies; modern American history; modern Canadian history; World War II and Cold War history; history of the human sciences; history of addiction and drugs.

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