Ensimag Rubrique Formation 2022

History of Science and Technology

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 18.0


    ECTS 1.75


  • To master some historical landmarks.
  • To master some concepts enabling to investigate the past in the scientific and technological realms while taking into account the economical, political and social dimensions.
  • To analyse the causal threads in some case studies, based on texts.

Contact Olivier LAVOISY


  • General lecture.
  • Case studies, based on a selection of texts.

In focus :

1 - Introduction (1h30).
2 - Overall panorama of history of technology (6h)
3 - Case studies, via some selected texts (10h30).
4 - Some insights into the epistemology of history of science and technology.


Nothing special.


  • ORAL : presentation of some selected texts as case studies ; collective evaluation per group.
  • WRITTEN : answers to a short series of questions, leaning on the different resources (historical panorama, reference book of B. Jacomy, case studies); individual evaluation.

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Additional Information

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  • JACOMY (Bruno), Une histoire des techniques, Seuil, Sciences, Paris, 1990.
  • Recueil de textes, distribué en séance.