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History of Technology Volume 33,9781474237147

History of Technology Volume 33

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 6/1/2017
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic
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While political and social historians have made great progress in trying to understand the making of modern Greece by studying * politics and power struggles, little attention has been given TO the co-evolution of the Greek state and the technologies that were developed during this period. This volume HELPS fills this gap, exploring the formation of the Greek state and the construction of 'modern' Greece through the lens of the history of technology and industry. The contributors look at the role of engineering institutions, the press and of infrastructure technological networks in promoting specific technocratic ideals and legitimizing social roles for the engineers of the period. The volume as a whole offers new insights into the way that engineering culture, institutional reforms and infrastructures contributed to the making of 'modern' Greece.

Special Issue: History of Technology in Greece, from the Early 19th to 21st Century
Edited by Stathis Arapostathis and Aristotelis Tympas

Author Biography

Ian Inkster is Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Topics, Trends and Approaches in the Greek Historiography of Technology, Stathis Arapostathis (University of Athens) and Aristotelis Tympas (University of Athens)

Industries, Technological Change and Society
2. Technology, Innovation and Evolution in Greek Shipbuilding, from the 18th to the 19th Century, Apostolos Delis (University of Crete/FORTH)

3. Refrigerators and Food Industry in the 20th Century, Faidra Papanelopoulou (University of Athens)

4. Choosing Locomotives in the Formative Period of Greek Railways, Late 19th to the Early 20th Century, Dionysis Paraskevopoulos (University of Athens)

5. Medical Technologies, Medical Imaging and Health Policies in Post WWII Greece, Katerina Vlantoni (University of Athens), Aspasia Kandaraki (University of Athens) and Antonia Pavli (Írebro University)

Engineering Culture, Expertise and Socio-Technical Networks
6. Greek Engineers, Institutions and Periodicals in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century, Spyros Tzokas (Open University/FORTH)

7. Experts, Water Management and Techno-Politics in Energy and Agriculture, 1940-2014: The Case of Acheloos River, Stathis Arapostathis (University of Athens) and Serkan Karas (University of Athens)

8. Wind turbines, network building and Greek engineers, 1980s-1990s, Vasso Aggelopoulou (University of Athens) and Aristotelis Tympas (University of Athens)

9. 'Tobacco for Atoms': Nuclear Politics, Ambivalences and Resistances Around a Reactor That Was Never Built, Stathis Arapostathis (University of Athens), Aspasia Kandaraki (University of Athens), Yannis Garyfallos (University of Athens) and Aristotelis Tympas (University of Athens)

Transport Technologies and Mobilities
10. Efrosini Crossing Syngrou Avenue: Automobile Accidents and the Introduction of the Automobile in Greece (1900-11), Christos Karampatsos (University of Athens)

11. History of Mobility in Greece: The Building of the National Road Network as a Representative Episode, Evangelia Chatzikonstantinou (Panteion University) and Areti Sakellaridou (Panteion University)

12. Visions of Technology, Travel and Tourism in Post-World War II Greece, Alexia-Sofia Papazafeiropoulou (NTUA), Konstantinos Vattes (University of Athens) and Katerina Zacharopoulou (University of Athens)

Army, State and Technological Change
13. Military Technologies and Wars in the First Half of the 20th Century, Dimitrios Vogiatzis (Hellenic Force Museum)

14. Armament Projects: The Airforce Case, 1960-2000, Dimitrios Ziakas (University of Athens)

Public Representations and Socio-Technical Relations
15. Science and Technology Relations in the Greek Press in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century, Eirini Mergoupi Savaidou (University of Athens)

16. Technical Press and the Software Industry in the 1980s, Theodore Lekkas (University of Athens)

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