[SIGCIS-Members] New review article on the history of home computing

Gleb J. Albert gleb.albert at uzh.ch
Mon Jan 4 14:26:13 PST 2021

Dear colleagues,

Maybe this is of interest to some of you, even though the publication in question is in German. In the 2019 issue (which came out in mid-2020) of "Archiv für Sozialgeschichte", Germany's leading yearbook of social history, there is an extensive review article by me on recent developments in the history of home computing, taking into account the new trends and publications of the past 10-15 years, including parts of the thriving amateur historiography on the subject.

Gleb J. Albert: Der vergessene “Brotkasten”. Neue Forschungen zur Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte des Heimcomputers [The Forgotten "Breadbin". New Research on the Social and Cultural History of the Home Computer]. In: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 59 (2019), pp. 495–530

Recently, the AfS has put the article into open access, so you can download it free of charge at:


Best wishes,

Dr. Gleb J. Albert
Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Forschergruppe "Medien und Mimesis"

Universität Zürich
Historisches Seminar
Culmannstr. 1
CH-8006 Zürich

Tel. +41-446346187

Review editor: H-Soz-Kult, review team "History of Knowledge" - <http://www.hsozkult.de>

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