Subjects

This new website provides an exciting opportunity for members of the Society to facilitate on-line discussion on a worldwide basis on specific subjects of the history of engineering and technology. To this end, Subject Forums are being established for members who have a strong interest in a particular aspect of the history of engineering and technology, and who wish to share their knowledge and experience, and pursue their own ‘research’. Each Subject Forum will have its own section within the website.

Subject Forums will span the whole time range of the history of engineering and technology, from the earliest days of structures through to the latest technologies. Potential subjects include Military engineering, Aerospace/ Aeronautical engineering, Medical Engineering, Industrial Design, Manufacturing Processes, Chemical/Process/Nuclear Engineering, Steam and Railways, IC Engines, Power Generation and Distribution, Materials (Ceramics, Polymers, Glass, and Metals), Structures and Computing/Information Processing. This list is not definitive and there is opportunity for members to set up groups in other subject areas where there is sufficient support to make it viable.

Each Subject Forum will be championed by a person of recognised expertise and stature, and will have a leader or moderator to guide its activities and maintain the integrity of its work. Its agenda will largely be driven by its participants, but may also incorporate ideas and issues from associated or linked organisations. Each Forum will be linked to a centre of historical excellence in its subject, and will be associated and work with professional bodies or academic organisations sharing similar interests and goals.

If you are interested in taking a lead in a subject forum, please contact the Executive Secretary in the first instance.

 

  • Forthcoming Events

    Feb
    28
    Tue
    2017
    6:30 pm Rocket Sites: The infrastructure... @ MANCHESTER: Museum of Science and Industry
    Rocket Sites: The infrastructure... @ MANCHESTER: Museum of Science and Industry
    Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Wayne Cocroft (Historic England). The vital contribution of research facilities and infrastructure required to deploy high–tech defence systems is often neglected in the history of technology.  Surviving test sites stand not only[...]
    Mar
    1
    Wed
    2017
    7:00 pm The Brooke Family of Coalbrookdale @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    The Brooke Family of Coalbrookdale @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Paul Belford: The Brooke Family of Coalbrookdale
    Mar
    7
    Tue
    2017
    5:45 pm The Presidential Address @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    The Presidential Address @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    Mar 7 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    The Presidential Address by Michael Grace. “Stuffed in attic trunks and the minds of aging scientists”? Reflections on Technical History and the History of Technology It is widely accepted that the world as we know[...]
    Mar
    9
    Thu
    2017
    2:00 pm History of the hydroelectric in... @ EDINBURGH: National Museums of Scotland
    History of the hydroelectric in... @ EDINBURGH: National Museums of Scotland
    Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    A lecture by Ian Marchant.
    Mar
    13
    Mon
    2017
    6:30 pm Henry Ford’s Holiday – Collectin... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Henry Ford’s Holiday – Collectin... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by Professor David Perrett:  Henry Ford’s Holiday – Collecting British steam engines in 1928.  For directions to Kelham Island Museum please visit:- www.simt.co.uk/find-us  Free parking at Kelham Island Museum for up to 40[...]
    Mar
    21
    Tue
    2017
    2:00 pm Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys –... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys –... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    A lecture by Deborah Jaffé. A lecture by Deborah Jaffé. The entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars. This lecture looks at the origins of his designs, the manufacturing[...]
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