[SIGCIS-Members] Syllabus: Women in the History of Computing

Hansen Hsu hhsu at computerhistory.org
Fri Oct 21 15:24:10 PDT 2016

Thanks Marie!

I already found through the syllabus a useful source for my work, the oral history of Adele Goldberg by Janet Abbate, that I wasn’t previously aware of!



Hansen Hsu, Ph.D.
Curator, Center for Software History
Computer History Museum

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On Oct 21, 2016, at 1:46 PM, Marie Hicks <mhicks1 at iit.edu<mailto:mhicks1 at iit.edu>> wrote:

Hi all,

I had the opportunity to design and offer a new class this year on women in the history of computing. I wanted to share the syllabus with you: http://www.mariehicks.net/syllabi.html

The course looks at how gender, race, and sexuality restructure the narratives of computing history and it also asks students to engage with historiographical issues surrounding how computing history has been written at different points (biography, company histories, hardware, software, labor, etc.).

My students have been very into it so far, and some of their work is online: http://digitalhistorylab.com/?p=205 (Scroll down to the comments section to see a small selection of the student essays submitted for this paper assignment.)



Marie Hicks, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, History of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL USA
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