Session #5

Event Title

Ideology and Technology: How Political Belief Influences Technological Choice

Grade Level

6-12 Social Science

Start Date

26-2-2021 2:00 PM

End Date

26-2-2021 2:45 PM

Description

This session will examine the intersection of ideology and political system and its impact on specific technological choices in the twenty years leading up to the Second World War. The goal is to provide a nuanced look at the interplay of preference and availability, rather than a simple notion of technological determinism. The presentation will move across the spectrum of political systems from Nazism to Stalinism to French republicanism and more.

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Feb 26th, 2:00 PM Feb 26th, 2:45 PM

Ideology and Technology: How Political Belief Influences Technological Choice

This session will examine the intersection of ideology and political system and its impact on specific technological choices in the twenty years leading up to the Second World War. The goal is to provide a nuanced look at the interplay of preference and availability, rather than a simple notion of technological determinism. The presentation will move across the spectrum of political systems from Nazism to Stalinism to French republicanism and more.