Britain and the Telecommunications Revolution (HIC3300)

30 credits

There is no doubt that modern life would be unthinkable without telecommunications.  For many telecommunications captures many of the hopes and fears of civilization.  By exploring the history of telecommunications from the early 1800s to the 1930s, this module shows that these hopes and fears are hardly unprecedented, and that historical analyses of past engagements with telecommunication and other technologies furnish important critical skills for thinking about our technologised world.

This module is primarily a social, cultural, economic and political history of telecommunication and does not explore or assess the detailed technical aspects of telecommunication.