Books

The Teaching of History of Technology in USA – A Critical Survey in 1978 (Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, 1981).

Technology on Trial: The Introduction of Steam Power Technology into Sweden, 1715-1736, Uppsala Studies in History of Science, 1 (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1984).

Svensk teknikhistoria [together with J. Hult, W. Odelberg and S. Rydberg] (Hedemora: Gidlund, 1989).

Center on the Periphery: Historical Aspects of 20th-Century Swedish Physics [editor] (Canton, Mass.: Science History Publications, 1993).

Museums of Modern Science [editor], Nobel Symposium 112 (Canton, Mass.: Science History Publications, 1993).

Research and Museums: Proceedings of An International Symposium in Stockholm 22–25 May 2007 [co-editor with others] (Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 2008).

Aurora Torealis: Studies in the History of Science and Ideas in Honor of Tore Frängsmyr [co-editor with others] (Sagamore Beach, Mass.: Science History Publications, 2008).

Changes in the Technological Landscape: Essays in the History of Science and Technology (Sagamore Beach, Mass.: Science History Publications, 2011).


Selected Articles

"Labs in the Woods: The Quantification of Technology During the Late Enlightenment,"
in: T. Frängsmyr et al., eds., The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990).

"History of Technology as an Academic Discipline,"
in: K. Härnqvist & N-E Svensson, eds., Swedish Research in a Changing Society: The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation 1965-1990 (Hedemora: Gidlund, 1990).

"A Wagnerian Theme in the History of Science: Scientific Glassblowing and the Role of Instrumentation,"
in: T. Frängsmyr, ed., Solomon’s House Revisited: The Organization and Institutionalization of Science, Nobel Symposium 75 (Canton, Mass.: Science History Publications, 1990).

"Social and Cultural Factors in Technology Transfer,"
in: K. Bruland, ed., Technology Transfer and Scandinavian Industrialisation (London: Berg, 1991).

"The Spectacle of Science: An Experiment in 1744 Concerning the Aurora Borealis," Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology 1 (1992).

"Of Love and War and Money: The Historical Role of Communications Technology,"
Polhem: Tidskrift för teknikhistoria 11 (1992).

"An Olympic Stadium of Technology: Deutsches Museum and Sweden’s Tekniska Museet,"
History and Technology 10 (1993).

"Introductory Essay: Harry Martinson and the Periphery of the Atom,"
in: idem, ed., Center on the Periphery: Historical Aspects of 20th-Century Swedish Physics (Canton, Mass.: Science History Publications, 1993).

"Ideology and Institutional Structure: The Historical Origins of the Present Crisis in Swedish Engineering Schools,"
in: G. Pancaldi, ed., Universities and the Sciences: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Bologna: Alma Mater Studiorum, 1993).

"Changes in the Technological Landscape: The Temporal Dimension in the Growth and Decline of Large Technological Systems,"
in: O. Granstrand, ed., Economics of Technology (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1994).

"Spatial Networks of Technological Change: Social Mobility between Industry and University,"
in: J. Carlsson, ed., Knowledge as Substitute for Natural Resources: The Curt R. Nicolin Seminar at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, 1994).

"A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Science: The Dilemma of Engineering Schools in the 20th century,"
in: Ingmar Grenthe, ed., Science, Technology and Society: University Leadership Today and for the Twenty-First Century, Stockholm Papers in Library and Information Science (Stockholm: KTH, 1998).

"Alfred Nobel: Inventor, Entrepreneur and Industrialist (1833–1896)," [373KB PDF] IVA Meddelande 335 (Stockholm: Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien, 2001).

"Foreword: The Making of a Museum", in: Ulf Larsson, ed., Cultures of Creativity: Birth of a 21st Century Museum, Archives of the Nobel Museum 7 (Sagamore Beach, Mass.: Science History Publications, 2006), pp. 6–9.

"’And Always Remember You Can Scrape It All Away’: On Addressing a Table and Preferring to Paint in Oils Rather than Watercolour", in: Ulf Larsson, ed., Churchill: Painter and Writer with the essay "Painting as a Pastime" by Winston Churchill, Nobel Museum Archives 9 (Stockholm: Nobelmuseet, 2006), pp. 4–7.

"The R & D Production Model: A Brueg(h)elesque Alternative,", in: Guy Neave et al., eds., The European Research University: An Historical Parenthesis?, Issues in Higher Education (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp. 77–90.

"Foreword: But Why? The Actor in the Network" in: Ulf Larsson, Alfred Nobel: Networks of Innovation, Archives of the Nobel Museum 10 (Sagamore Beach, Mass.: Science History Publications, 2008), pp. 6–9.

"A Nobel Prize for Scientific Revolutions?: Hannes Alfvén and Conflicting Cosmologies," in: M. Beretta, K. Grandin & S. Lindqvist, eds., Aurora Torealis: Studies in the History of Science and Ideas in Honor of Tore Frängsmyr (Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications, 2008), pp. 215-234.

"Da Vinci Medal Address: How to Establish an Academic Discipline: A Swedish Experience," Technology and Culture 52 (2011), No. 2 (April), pp. 233-245.