Eric Schatzberg

Professor, School Chair

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
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Old CE Building 108C
Office Hours:
By appointment
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Eric Schatzberg is chair of the School of History and Sociology (HSOC) in Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. He came to Georgia Tech in 2017 after a long career in the now-defunct Department of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Schatzberg studied engineering at Swarthmore College and history of science at the London School of Economics before earning his Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the history of technology, culture, and science with particular emphasis on postwar technology. Schatzberg's scholarship on technology and culture has repeatedly received international recognition. His most recent book (University of Chicago Press, 2018) addresses the intellectual history of the concept of technology.

Schatzberg helped found and served as director of the Holtz Center in Science and Technology Studies at UW-Madison, a nationally recognized locus for diverse and interdisciplinary research and public programming. 

  • Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. in Engineering, Swarthmore College
Awards and
  • Abbott Payson Usher Prize of the Society for the History of Technology, 2007, for the best article in Technology and Culture published during the preceding three years.
Areas of
  • History Of Science
  • History Of Technology
  • Science And Technology Studies


Research Fields:
  • History of Technology/Engineering and Society


  • HTS-2084: Technology and Society
  • HTS-2803: Special Topics: Hist of Technology: A 1000-year survey
  • HTS-4081: Seminar in Hist of Tech

Selected Publications


Journal Articles