Fall 2022
Professor Mar Hicks
Andrina Wood, an early British computer expert, at the console of a British Tablulating Machines computer. Andrina Wood, an early British computer expert, at the console of a British Tablulating Machines computer.
Welcome, Illinois Tech Fall 2022 students. Below you will find the courses I'm teaching this Fall. Please click on the course section that you are enrolled in (either the Tuesday online section or the one that meets asynchronously online) and enter your credentials--the username and password for the course, explained in the welcome email. If you have any problems, get in touch with me by email.
purple tinted black and white image of Ghanaian computer programmer 1970s

HIST 385-01/HIST 580-02: Women in Computing History - Fall 2022, Tuesdays, Online, 5:00-7:40pm

Programming, and even hardware manufacture, used to be feminized work. Yet, for decades the history of computing has mostly revolved around "great men" and the machines they designed. From the earliest days of computerization, women played a major role in computing's history. This course looks at that history and the reasons why historians have recently begun to write these computer workers back into the main narrative of the history of computing. Today, this new understanding of computing's history is changing what we think we know about technology's past and how we see our own contemporary interactions with it.

Click here (or on the course title above) and enter your credentials (username and password for the course, explained in the welcome email). If you have any problems, get in touch with me by email.

purple tinted black and white image of Ghanaian computer programmer 1970s

HIST 385-02: Women in Computing History - Fall 2022, ASYNCHRONOUS Online

Programming, and even hardware manufacture, used to be feminized work. Yet, for decades the history of computing has mostly revolved around "great men" and the machines they designed. From the earliest days of computerization, women played a major role in computing's history. This course looks at that history and the reasons why historians have recently begun to write these computer workers back into the main narrative of the history of computing. Today, this new understanding of computing's history is changing what we think we know about technology's past and how we see our own contemporary interactions with it.

Click here (or on the course title above) and enter your credentials (username and password for the course, explained in the welcome email). If you have any problems, get in touch with me by email.