Maria Hicks to speak at “History of Computing beyond the Computer” in Oxford, 21-22 March 2018
12 January 2018
Marie Hicks, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of “Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost its Edge in Computing” is to speak at “History of Computing beyond the Computer”
The Oxford Mathematics Institute and the British Society for the History of Mathematics host “History of Computing beyond the Computer” on 21-22 March, with speakers Marie Hicks, Andrew Hodges, Adrian Johnstone, Cliff Jones, Julianne Nyhan, Mark Priestly, and Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, with a focus on the people and the science underpinning modern programming, from Charles Babbage’s hardware design language to the systematic exclusion of women.
More information and a registration form can be found here
Contributed by Professor Ursula Martin.