The book is generating a pleasing amount of interest, with the result that we have been invited to speak at several public events in addition to the usual presentation of academic work at conferences.

Launch Events

15 February 2016, University of Pennsylvania. Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall 101. 2:30-4:30.  ENIAC 70th Anniversary Event, Engineering School. Book signing, talk by Thomas Haigh “Working on ENIAC: Rethinking the Myths of Innovation,” and by Mark Priestley “A History of ENIAC in Three Programs.” Followed by a reception and musical performance! Reported in the Pennsylvania Gazette (online).

February 16, 2016, University of Pennsylvania. History Department Lounge, College Hall. 12:00-1:30, brown bag with the authors on “The Many Histories of ENIAC.”

February 18, 2016, University of Maryland College Park. “Working on ENIAC: The Lost Labors of the Information Age” with Thomas Haigh & Mark Priestley. Sponsored by Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and Computer Science. Human-Computer Interaction Lab (2105 Hornbake, South Wing), 12:30-1:30. Video recording of talk and full slide deck available online from MITH.

February 23, 2016. University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Greene Hall. 2:45-4:45. Talk by Thomas Haigh and book signing, with light refreshments.

April 7, 2016. Talk by Thomas Haigh and book signing. 1:30 pm in the Hetzel-Hoellein room of the library,  Weber State University, Utah. Details online. Reported in The Signpost (online).

May 11, 2016. “The History of ENIAC in Three Programs,” with Mark Priestley. Computer Conservation Society, London. UK. Details online. Video online

June 11, 2016. Haigh and Priestley are speaking at Siegen University in Germany, as part of a workshop Beyond ENIAC: Early Digital Platforms and Practices organized to explore the themes of the book. Details online. Report (in German) here.

September 10, 2016. Talk by Thomas Haigh and book signing. Vintage Computer Festival–Midwest, Schaumberg, Illinois. Details online. Video here.

November 18, 2016. Talk by Thomas Haigh and book signing, 12:00 to 1:30. “CHM Live” lecture series, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California. Video here.

January 24, 2017. “Working on ENIAC: Design, Repair, and Maintenance in the Early Digital.” Talk by Thomas Haigh. Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. Details online.

February 23, 2017. “Working on ENIAC: Memory, Labor and Gender in the Early Digital.” Talk by Thomas Haigh. De Paul University, Chicago. Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson, CDM Theatre, Daley Building, Room LL105. Details online.

March 20, 2017. “The Other Women of ENIAC: Rethinking IT Innovation.” Talk by Thomas Haigh for the IEEE Silicon Valley History group. KeyPoint Credit Union, Santa Clara, 6 pm. Videos online. Details online.

Pre Launch Talks

“Working on ENIAC: The Lost Labors of the Information Age,” Directions in Digital Humanities Series, Digital Humanities Laboratory, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, October 2015. Thomas Haigh.

“The Secret History of Computer Operations, From ENIAC to The Cloud,” Data Center World Conference, Las Vegas, April 2015. Thomas Haigh.

“Rethinking the Stored Program Concept,” 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester, UK, July 2013. Thomas Haigh.

“Stored Program Considered Harmful: History and Historiography,” Computability in Europe 2013: The Nature of Computation, Milan, July 2013. Thomas Haigh.

Making and Remaking the Modern Computer