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Historie na děrných štítcích: pokus o využití výpočetní techniky v historické práci v Československé akademii věd v 60. letech 20. století
History on Punched Cards: the Use of Computer Science in the Work of Historians at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in the 1960s

Author(s): Luboš Studený, Michaela Šmidrkalová
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Social Sciences
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Masarykův ústav
Keywords: historiography; cybernetics; Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences; Milan Švankmajer

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the efforts to use computer science in historiography madeat the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS) in the 1960s. It includes documents fromthe fond of the Scientific College of History of the CSAS, which present the contemporaryideas about possible uses of cybernetics in social sciences as well as the administrative andbureaucratic obstacles that stood in the way of implementing these ideas.

  • Issue Year: 13/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 43-111
  • Page Count: 69
  • Language: Czech