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Profiles

Mikael Hård

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Mikael Hård is professor of the history of technology at Technische Universität Darmstadt. Before moving to Germany in 1998, he was professor of the history of technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. As of October 2017, he is the director of the five-year research project “A Global History of Technology, 1850–2000,” financed by the European Research Council. He is also the director of the graduate program “Urban Infrastructures in Transition: The Case of African Cities,” funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation (2014–2018) and used to co-direct the graduate program “Topology of Technology,” financed by the German Research Council (2006–2016).

After having worked for several years on the cultural history of technology in Europe, Hård has in recent years moved his research focus toward Africa and other parts of the Global South. His latest book is Consumers, Tinkerers, Rebels: The People Who Shaped Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, with Ruth Oldenziel).

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