Avec David Edgerton, King’s College London.

Jeudi 27 avril 2017, 17h à 19h

Institut des sciences de la communication
20 rue Berbier-du-Mets, Paris 13e
Métro « Les Gobelins »

 
Séminaire Histoire des sciences, histoire de l’innovation

Transport in Twentieth-Century British History

Three dimensions of the United Kingdom’s overseas relations – European, Imperial, and Global

 
27 avril 2017, 17h à 19h, ISCC

Accueil > Évènements > Séminaires et ateliers réguliers > Histoire des sciences, histoire de l’innovation > 2016/2017

 

Résumé

For the United Kingdom the sea, and the air, has been as much as bridge as a barrier. As the United Kingdom separates itself from the European Union, in part in pursuit of a departed past as ‘Global Britain’, it is a good time to reflect on the changing material and political-economic dimensions of its connections to the rest of the world. My paper will concentrate on ships and aeroplanes, ports and airports, showing how they engaged in different ways with three dimensions of the United Kingdom’s overseas relations – European, Imperial, and Global. Drawing on a new history of the twentieth-century United Kingdom I am completing I will show how machines mattered, and how they were shaped with particular political-economic aims in mind, and how they have shaped the very existence of the United Kingdom.

David Edgerton est professeur d’histoire des sciences et technologies, spécialisé en histoire britannique moderne. Après avoir enseigné à l’Université de Manchester, il est devenu le directeur fondateur du Centre pour l’histoire de la science, de la technologie et de la médecine à l’Imperial College London (1993-2003). Depuis 2013, il a rejoint le département d’histoire du King’s College London.