Curated by Dina Gusejnova, UCL
In collaboration with

Welcome to the Virtual Panel, dedicated to the theme of (Post)war technologies and the Internet. Between 30 January and 30 April 2014, here, you will find scholars from different disciplines discussing links between the history of the Cold War and technological change, the cultural history of the Internet, and post-Cold War ideas of the Enlightenment from a variety of perspectives.

How the Internet was shaped and why it was not invented in the Soviet Union

Viacheslav Gerovitch

Lecturer, Mathematics Department, MIT

The Digital Humanities, from World War II to the future

Jeffrey Schnapp

Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard Graduate School of Design

The changing form of knowledge, its curation, and authority without pedigree

David Weinberger

Senior Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University


The cognitive structure of the Internet and why it cannot distinguish between good and bad behaviour

David Clark

Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory