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Chair of the School of History and Sociology offers a critical history of technology.

In his most recent book, Technology: Critical History of a Concept, Chair and Professor of History Eric Schatzberg "presents a long, complicated, and important story: the emergence of a key concept—arguably the defining concept—of our age."

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Assistant professor of sociology examines the role of civil society in environmental movements.

Through extensive fieldwork in Siberia, Kate Pride Brown develops a new theory of civil society in the context of authoritarianism and globalization in Saving the Sacred Sea.

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Kranzberg professor reflects on the U.S. - China fight for high tech supremacy.

In a recent op-ed piece in Fortune, John Krige and co-author Mario Daniels discuss how the confrontational approach the Trump administration is now using against China is not a new strategy.

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HSTS graduate students excel in their research.

Mario Bianchini, Gloria Calhoun, and Alice Clifton-Morekis—graduate students in the PhD program in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science—have been awarded fellowships, had their research published, and received accolades on the national and international levels.

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HSOC Forms Anti-Racism Action Committee

Read about the new School of History and Sociology Anti-Racism Action Committee (ARAC) and a statement from the Chair on the police killings of Black men and women in the U.S.

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Exciting lineup of speakers for the Graduate Forum Speakers Series.

The spring 2021 Graduate Forum Speakers Series features Trevor Pinch, Jon Lindsay, and Nicole Starosielski.

HSOC Anti-Racism Action Committee (ARAC) and Chair's Statement 

 

Explore the Past, Engage the Present, Define the Future – The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on a global scale.

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The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.

The masters degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science can be a jumping-off point for further professional training in law, business, or public policy and is an asset to those seeking careers in museums, historical agencies, and public service organizations.

This interdisciplinary degree program trains students in advanced scholarly research on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of science and technology, past and present.  Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplines.

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School of History and Sociology Updates

Spring 2021 Graduate Forum

The School of History and Sociology presents the Spring 2021 Graduate Forum.  

This semester's forum includes several speakers who will be giving video presentations.  

Keep Up with HSOC, Week-by-Week

Did you know that the School of History and Sociology produces a weekly newsletter, in addition to its annual newsletter

Click on the "Newsletter" links in the "News and Events" menu at the top of the page.

About the School of History and Sociology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators.

HSOC is comprised of historians and sociologists dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

  • Tuesday April 20 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    2021 Ivan Allen College Virtual Faculty/Staff Honors

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: Online

    The Faculty and Staff Honors recognizes those who have received accolades and awards throughout the previous academic year.

  • Monday April 26 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM

    HSOC Undergraduate Research Symposium

    11:00 AM - 3:45 PM

    Location: Online

    We hope you'll join us online for the spring 2021 HSOC Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday, April 26th from 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM.

  • Friday May 7 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Spring Commencement: Ph.D. Ceremony

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium

    Congratulations to our 2021 graduates! Family and guests are welcome to celebrate your accomplishments at Georgia Tech's Commencement on May …

  • Friday May 7 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Spring Commencement: Master's Ceremony

    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Congratulations to our 2021 graduates! Family and guests are welcome to celebrate your accomplishments at Georgia Tech's Commencement on May …