AK3104 Theory and Method in History, Part 2 7.5 credits

Teori och metod i historisk forskning, del 2

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

For the research student after the course to be able to account for, discuss, analyse and apply material remains, central concepts in historical research as well as concepts of Science and Technology Studies (STS) including those of history of science and technology.

Course main content

Arguments and argument analysis, theoretical stances, interpretation of material remains, narrativity and descriptions, sociology of science and technology, network theories, sociotechnical systems.


Eligibility to be accepted in the graduate programme History of Technology and graded pass in Theory and Method in History, Part 1 (FAK3103) or corresponding course.


Harry Collins & Trevor Pinch, The Golem: What you should know about science (1998); Wiebe Bijker et al., The Social Construction of Technological Systems (1987); Wiebe Bijker & John Law, Shaping Technology/Buiulding Society (1992); Sergio Sismondo, An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies (2004), Ian Hacking, The Social Construction of What (2000); Thomas Hughes, Networks of Power (1983) m.m.


  • UPP1 - Essay, 7.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Active participation in seminars and independently written essays..

Offered by

ABE/History of Science, Technology and Environment


Nina Wormbs, nina@kth.se, 08 790 85 83


Per Högselius <per.hogselius@abe.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.