Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost its Edge in Computing

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 11:30am


Mar Hicks

Zoom Meeting registration link: is the third event in this year's Duke on Gender Colloquium Series.Chair: Anna Krylova (History Department, Duke University)Presenters:Mar Hicks (History Department, Illinois Institute of Technology)Mar Hicks is a historian of technology, gender, and labor, specializing in the history of computing. Hicks's book, "Programmed Inequality" (MIT Press, 2017) investigates how Britain lost its early lead in computing by discarding the majority of their computer workers and experts--simply because they were women. "Programmed Inequality" won five book prizes, including the 2019 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize from the American Historical Association and the 2018 PROSE Award for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.Co-Directors:Frances S. Hasso (Duke GSFS, Sociology, History)Anna Krylova (Duke History, GSFS)

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