Paju, Ph.D., Researcher
Dep. of Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland
See my latest publications also in academia.edu.
I’m in Society for the History of Technology’s (SHOT) Travel Grant Committee 2015–2017 (chair 2016).
2007, I am involved in a new European Science Foundation coordinated research programme
"Inventing Europe". Research on my part is funded by the
I am having trouble updating the
publications page. Of the two versions (both behind the one link above), the
one starting with my Phd dissertation has more links
In the summer 2010, several articles of mine were published. One of them was an international joint article in the journal Comparative Technology Transfer and Society. Another one told about the Finnish Society for the History of Technology (for the first time in English). See the publications page, link above.
See here for History of Nordic Computing 3, HiNC3 conference in
In November 2009, I added an erratum and an index to my information page on the PhD dissertation.
In September 2009, the HiNC2 conference book History of Nordic Computing 2 is published! See my publications for details and a link.
My recent publication in English is available on the Publications page:
Petri Paju: "National Projects and
It is part of a special issue on international history of computing.
If you are interested in history of
information technology, see SHOT's Special Interest Group Computers,
Information, and Society
or SIGCIS. I am a Vice chair,
SIGCIS also has excellent resource pages and there is more to come.
Since 2009, I serve as President in the Finnish Society for the History of Technology. The society publishes a journal called Tekniikan Waiheita, or the Finnish quarterly for the history of technology. It has articles and news in Finnish, Swedish and sometimes in English.
PhD Defence in 2008
I defended my doctoral dissertation succesfully on 24th of May 2008. See my Publications page on that and find a link to an electronic version (PDF file) of the book. On pages 522--530 you can find an English abstract of the text.
The History of Nordic Computing 2, HiNC2 conference was successfully held in sunny
In 2006, I co-organised sessions in two international conferences: with Prof. Jaakko Suominen in Innovation Pressure conference,
On international co-operation, see below. I am active in the Scandinavian and European networks although dissertation writing takes the majority of my working time.
Early in year 2005, Springer published the
proceedings of the
Very Old News
See the photos from the 2003 Scandinavian conference in history of computing...
Since 1999, I am a Ph.D. candidate in
start of year 2002, I am a researcher in research project "Information
I was a
member of The Finnish Post-Graduate School in Science and Technology Studies,
or TITEKO in Finnish, in 2002--2008.
European, and Scandinavian co-operation
I participate in the European Science Foundation-sponsored network “Tensions of Europe: Technology in the Making of 20th Century Europe”. The
IT-subtheme of Tensions of Europe had a first meeting in
P. Paju: "A Failure Revisited: The First Computer Construction Project and the Establishing of a
An important Scandinavian meeting was: The
First Conference on History of Nordic Computing. I was also a member in the Program Committee to this
By the way, now there are also pictures on the page above! See also the photos I took there. Well, they are not the best of pictures, but you might get some impression of what was going on...
Department of Cultural History,
work +358 2 333 5712
Email: petpaju ( at ) utu.fi