Bruce Sinclair. Local History and National Culture: Notions on Engineering Professionalism in America.

Technology and Culture, Vol. 27, No. 4, Special Issue: Engineering in the Twentieth Century (Oct., 1986), pp. 683-693.

Back | Original Document

Engineering is as a technical a field as you could get, and not a discipline that one normally associates with public-orientated local history. Nevertheless, such a perception is misleading. In recent years Engineering Heritage Australia has opened up a very large field of the history of engineering practices both across the state and in local areas.i The reading here is a very extensive review of the engineering profession in the United States from the local perspective. What is particularly special about Sinclair’s paper is how it elaborates on national themes specific to the profession and links those ideas to local events.

i See https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/engineering-heritage-australia , accessed 1 May 2015.

The following two tabs change content below.

Neville Buch

Professional Historian at Qld Historians
Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He is a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch is the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and is a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

Latest posts by Neville Buch (see all)

Neville Buch
Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He is a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch is the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and is a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.
Share This
Read previous post:
Economics of Voluntary-Professional Endeavours in Local History
Local History and Value

  An Annotated Bibliography The Brisbane Southside History Network (BSHN) has the exciting opportunities of being able to train students...

Close