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Dr Jon Agar

Dr Jon Agar
Univeristy of Manchester
agar@fs4.ma.man.ac.uk

 

Jon Agar (Social Contexts of Virtual Manchester) is a lecturer at the Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and Associate Director of the National Archive for the History of Computing, University of Manchester. His early research interests were in spatiality and the history of recent science, and has published Making Space for Science: Territorial Themes in the Shaping of Knowledge (edited, with Crosbie Smith, Macmillan, 1998) and Science and Spectacle: the Work of Jodrell Bank in Post-war British Culture (Harwood Academic Press, 1998). He has also published on the history of defence research. Current research interests include informatic history of cities, and a history of information technologies and governance.

Jon Agar is Programme Secretary of the British Society for the History of Science, and is a list-owner of the science studies distribution list, mersenne.

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