Thesis ID: CBB839611150

Computer Science on Campus: Technology, (Inter)Disciplinarity, and the Transformation of the American University (2022)

unapi

Galison, Peter (Advisor)
Schoenstein, Tasha L. (Author)


Galison, Peter
Harvard University
Publication date: 2022
Language: English


Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 248

This dissertation explores how computer science became a discipline in the United States and how this process of discipline formation and institutionalization shaped the content and culture of computer science. Like other fields of knowledge, computer science in the United States emerged out of established disciplines; however, unlike many other scientific or engineering fields, computer science developed simultaneously out of multiple other disciplines and multiple different interdisciplinary arrangements. This dissertation explores how each of these disciplines in specific university contexts contributed to the construction of the character of computer science and the definition of the identity of the computer scientist and how different interdisciplinary relationships provided opportunities for the development of distinct visions of computer science. Drawing on archival research from university and department records as well as the papers of university administrators, computer scientists, mathematicians, electrical engineers, and others, this work reveals how the processes of discipline formation shaped everything from the intellectual foundation and internal culture of computer science to the modern American university’s institutional structure and approach to interdisciplinary knowledge-making.

...More
Citation URI
data.isiscb.org/p/isis/citation/CBB839611150

This citation is part of the Isis database.

Similar Citations

Book James Woodward; (2021)
Causation with a Human Face: Normative Theory and Descriptive Psychology (/p/isis/citation/CBB906408144/) unapi

Book Henri Ellenberger; Emmanuel Delille; (2017)
Ethno-psychiatrie (/p/isis/citation/CBB491409049/) unapi

Article Rajani Sudan; Will Tattersdill; (2018)
State of the Unions Redux (/p/isis/citation/CBB182548642/) unapi

Article Engerman, David C.; (2015)
The Pedagogical Purposes of Interdisciplinary Social Science: A View from Area Studies in the United States (/p/isis/citation/CBB001552041/) unapi

Chapter Engwall, Lars; Kipping, Matthias; Üsdiken, Behlül; (2010)
Public Science Systems, Higher Education, and the Trajectory of Academic Disciplines: Business Studies in the United States and Europe (/p/isis/citation/CBB001420865/) unapi

Article Groenewegen, Peter; Peters, Lois; (2002)
The Emergence and Change of Materials Science and Engineering in the United States (/p/isis/citation/CBB000201175/) unapi

Article Tollebeek, Jo; (2013)
Disciplines en studies. Vernieuwing in de geesteswetenschappen (/p/isis/citation/CBB001321078/) unapi

Book David D. Clark; Sandra Braman; (2018)
Designing an Internet (/p/isis/citation/CBB601148284/) unapi

Book Edwards, David; (2008)
Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation (/p/isis/citation/CBB001020029/) unapi

Book Arne Kaijser; Markku Lehtonen; Jan-Henrik Meyer; Mar Rubio-Varas; (2021)
Engaging the Atom: The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present (/p/isis/citation/CBB782335181/) unapi

Essay Review Fuqua, Joy V.; (2013)
Visions of Technology, Gender, and Knowledge Production (/p/isis/citation/CBB001566402/) unapi

Article Bod, Rens; (2015)
A Comparative Framework for Studying the Histories of the Humanities and Science (/p/isis/citation/CBB001551436/) unapi

Article Sharma, Padmanee; Allison, James P.; (2012)
Lloyd J. Old (1933--2011) (/p/isis/citation/CBB001320473/) unapi

Article Marcin Krasnodębski; (2022)
Lost Green Chemistries: History of Forgotten Environmental Trajectories (/p/isis/citation/CBB872447698/) unapi

Article Lodish, Harvey; Fedoroff, Nina; (2012)
Norton Zinder (1928--2012) (/p/isis/citation/CBB001320452/) unapi

Article Hentschel, Klaus; (2011)
Von der Werkstoffforschung zur Materials Science (/p/isis/citation/CBB001033935/) unapi

Article Wennerström, Frida; Dubois, Anna; (2004)
Organising Research Interaction: A Case Study of a Research Project in Bioinformatics (/p/isis/citation/CBB000770379/) unapi

Thesis Campbell, Scott M.; (2006)
The Premise of Computer Science: Establishing Modern Computing at the University of Toronto (1945--1964) (/p/isis/citation/CBB001561477/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Allison, James P.
Bod, Rens
Braman, Sandra
Campbell, Scott M.
Clarke, David D.
Delille, Emmanuel
Journals
Science
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Engineering Studies
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Publishers
University of Toronto
ENS Editions
Harvard University Press
Oxford University Press
The MIT Press
University of West Virginia Press
Concepts
Discipline formation
Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Universities and colleges
Computer science
Science education and teaching
Social sciences
People
Old, Lloyd J.
Zinder, Norton D.
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
19th century
20th century
Places
United States
Europe
France
Germany
North America
United Kingdom
Institutions
University of Toronto
Harvey Mudd College
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment