This lecture will be based on the presenter’s book
Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge In Computing
It investigates why the proportion of women declined as electronic computing matured,
and how this labour situation had grave effects on the technological aspirations of that waning superpower.
It shows what lessons this holds for other nations, especially the United States.
About the speaker
Marie Hicks is an historian of technology, gender, and modern Europe.
She researches how gender and sexuality change what we think we know about technological
progress and the global “computer revolution”.