Search for dissertations about: "history of technology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 611 swedish dissertations containing the words history of technology.

  1. 1. Tools of Hegemony : Military Technology and Swedish-American Security Relations, 1945-1962

    Author : Mikael Nilsson; Hans Weinberger; Niklas Stenlås; Jussi M. Hanhimäki; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Säkerhetspolitik Sverige; Diplomatisk historia; Militärhistoria; Modern historia Sverige; Utrikespolitik USA; History of technology; Teknikhistoria; History; Historia; Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria; Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis analyze the process whereby Sweden gained access to American guided missiles during the late 1950s and early 1960s. It also tracks the Swedish efforts to develop guided missiles domestically. READ MORE

  2. 2. Taming exotic beauties : Swedish hydropower constructions in Tanzania in the era of development assistance, 1960s-1990s

    Author : May-Britt Öhman; Arne Kaijser; Kjell Havnevik; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; History of science and technology; Hydropower; Electrification; Postcolonial Theory; Feminist Theory; Science and Technology Studies; Colonialism; Development assistance; Africa; Tanzania; Southern Highlands; Great Ruaha River; Vetenskapshistoria; Teknikhistori; Vattenkraftsutbyggnad – Tanzania; Kolonialism – Tanzania; Utvecklingsbistånd – Tanzania; History of technology and industry; Teknik- och industrihistoria; Historia; History;

    Abstract : This study analyses the history of a large hydroelectric scheme – the Great Ruaha power project in Tanzania. The objective is to establish why and how this specific scheme came about, and as part of this to identify the key actors involved in the decision-making process, including the ideological contexts within which they acted. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making Place for Space : a History of 'Space Town' Kiruna 1943-2000

    Author : Fredrick Backman; Erland Mårald; Jenny Eklöf; Sven Widmalm; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; history of science; history of technology; space physics; space science; space technology; geophysics; cultural geography; place-making; regional identity; Kiruna; Sweden; 20th century; History Of Sciences and Ideas; idé- och lärdomshistoria;

    Abstract : Science and technology have a tendency to clump together in places where they spawn other forms of societal activities. Sometimes these places become famous through processes known as place-making, or the social construction of place. READ MORE

  4. 4. Landscapes of Technology Transfer : Swedish Ironmakers in India 1860–1864

    Author : Jan Af Geijerstam; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History of technology; industrial heritage studies; industrial archaeology; technology transfer; diffusion; technological systems; landscapes of technology; iron and steel; charcoal iron; direct and indirect ironmaking; bloomeries; 19th century; indu; Historiska studier av teknik; vetenskap och miljö; History of Science; Technology and Environment;

    Abstract : In the early 1860s three Swedes, Nils Wilhelm Mitander,Julius Ramsay and Gustaf Wittenström, were engaged by theBritish to build and run charcoal-based ironworks in India.These works, the Burwai Iron Works of the British Government inthe case of Mitander and the privately owned Kumaon Iron Worksin the case of Ramsay and Wittenström, were both to bebased on the most modern European technology. READ MORE

  5. 5. Environing Technology : Swedish Satellite Remote Sensing in the Making of Environment 1969–2001

    Author : Johan Gärdebo; Nina Wormbs; Sabine Höhler; Edward Jones-Imhotep; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; COPUOS; environing; environmental diplomacy; infrastructure; satellite remote sensing; SPOT; Spot Image; sustainable development; Sweden; Swedish Space Corporation; Historiska studier av teknik; vetenskap och miljö; History of Science; Technology and Environment;

    Abstract : The state-owned Swedish Space Corporation established a satellite remote sensing infrastructure and defined uses for the technology both within and beyond Sweden during the latter part of the twentieth century. This thesis studies Swedish satellite remote sensing as an environing technology – a technology that environs, that produces environments and our perceptions of the environment. READ MORE