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History of Technology Colloquium

If any of you are in the DC area, you might be interested in the following colloquium at the University of Maryland:

Hyungsub Choi, Chemical Heritage Foundation, “Technology Importation, Corporate Strategies, and the Emergence of the Japanese Semiconductor Industry�

Commentator: David Sicilia, Department of History, University of Maryland

About the Speaker: Hyungsub Choi is the Manager for Electronics, Innovation and Emerging Technologies Programs at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. He earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in the history of science and technology. Previously, he earned an M.S. in history of technology at Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in engineering from Seoul National University. He has been a Fellow at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and in 2003, he receieved the Robinson Prize from the Society for the History of Technology for his paper, “Rationalizing the ‘Guerilla State’: North Korean Factory Management Reform in the 1960s� (subsequently published in _History and Technology_).

Location: University of Maryland, Francis Scott Key Hall 2120 (Merrill Room) Refreshments from 4-4.30 p.m.; paper and discussion from 4.30-6 p.m.

Discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper. Email David Kirsch, dkirsch[at]umd[dot]edu, to obtain a copy.

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