Thomas Haigh

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA


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Thomas Haigh is a professor of history at UWM and from 2016 to 2023 is also Comenius Visiting Professor at Siegen University. He has degrees in computer science from Manchester University and in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the lead author of A New History of Modern Computing (2021) and ENIAC in Action (2016), both published by MIT Press. His scholarly articles on the history of computing have won three awards and range from labor and gender history to word processing, database management systems, Internet history and transnational business history. He edits the Turing Award website for the ACM and writes the historical reflections column for communications to the ACM. At UWM he runs a retro-computing lab with working systems from the 1980s and 1990s. His current book project is Artificial Intelligence: A Concise History.