Teaching the History of Innovation


Date : Sat., October 18, 2008 to Sun., October 19, 2008 Category : Butcher History Institute



The teaching of U.S. and world history is incomplete if it does not address the history of innovation from economic, scientific/technological, and sociological perspectives. We feel it important for students to be encouraged both to explore the role of innovation in U.S. and world history and to develop their own sense of innovation and creativity.

Teaching the History of Innovation Conference Summary

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


Walter A. McDougall

Chairman - FPRI Board of Advisors

Co-Chairman - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Co-Chairman - Center for the Study of America and the West

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Welcoming Remarks for Teaching the History of Innovation


Keynote: Ideas: A History of Thought from Fire to Freud


Peter Watson

Lecturer, Oxford University

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From Stone to Silicon: A Brief Survey of Technology and Inventions


Lawrence Husick

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

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From Stone to Silicon (PDF)

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More Than Just Tools and Toys: Teaching Innovation

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From Stone to Silicon: A Brief Survey of Technology and Inventions (video)


The Relationship Between Social and Technological Change in American and Western History


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Teaching Innovation – A Panel Discussion


Lawrence Husick

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Paul Dickler

Paul Dickler

Senior Fellow

Joy Hakim

Author

Dennis Shasha

Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

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Upstart Puzzles (PDF)

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Engaging Students on Innovation

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Panel Discussion on Teaching Innovation (audio)

Panel Discussion on Teaching Innovation (video)


Innovation and Invention: The Computer as a Case History


10/19/2008 - 8:15 AM to 9:10 AM
Rocco L. Martino

Chairman & CEO, CyberFone Technologies

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Dennis Shasha

Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Lawrence Husick

Moderator

Senior Fellow -

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Innovation and Economic Growth: Lessons from the Story of ENIAC

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Innovation and Invention: The Computer as a Case History (audio)

Innovation and Invention: The Computer as a Case History (video)


War and Technology


Alex Roland

Professor of History, Duke University

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Innovation and the Growth of the American Economy: Lessons for Today


David Hounshell

Henry Luce Professor of Technology and Social Change, Carnegie Mellon University

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Innovation and the Growth of the American Economy

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Innovation and the Growth of the American Economy: Lessons for Today (audio)


Location


Venue


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


MO Kansas City

Registration links


Register Deadline


Mon., August 27, 2012

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