(Auto)mobility, Accidents and Danger

The journal “Technology and Culture” has released a new special issue on “(auto)mobility, accidents and danger ” (vol. 56, no. 2). The journal is the official publication of the Society for the History of Technology, of which Transportation History Committee former co-chair and long-time contributor Bruce Seely was until recently president. Listed below are the…

Maersk Line 1973-2013

EH.Net has just released a review of Creating Global Opportunities: Maersk Line in Containerisation, 1973-2013 by Chris Jephson and Henning Morgen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014). An excerpt: “The Maersk Line, a division of the Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, was, from 1996 to 2013, the world’s largest container shipping line.  (It was surpassed during…

Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 78th Anniversary

Residents of San Francisco quietly noted the 78th anniversary of the opening of the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Opened originally to pedestrians on May 27, 1938 and then to traffic on May 28th the bridge has come to be a symbol of the San Francisco bay area. The San Francisco Chronicle provides a series of…