A Research History Project

Blueprint for Modernity is a research project focused on the global history of engineering. By the mid-twentieth century, tens of thousands of university-trained engineers provided the technical expertise in states and in corporations around the world, constituting a central part in the history of capitalism in the modern world. Yet the history of engineering remains understudied in a global context. This website offers resources for research and teaching on the history of global engineering ca. 1870-1940, including open-source data, opportunities for collaboration, research reports and case studies, and teaching materials.

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