Assistant professor in history of science & technology at Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) Paris
Loïc Petitgirard is assistant professor in history of science & technology at Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) Paris. He is currently director of the Laboratoire d’histoire des technosciences en société (HT2S, EA 3716). He was trained in mathematics and physics, then received a PhD in history of science in 2004. At Cnam his research progressively evolved from history of science and technology, to history of innovation, social history of institutions and STS (Science and technology studies) at large. History of computer sciences, from applied mathematics to the emergence of microcomputers, is one of his focus. He is Editor in chief of the academic journal Cahiers d’histoire du Cnam. He also teaches history of innovation, social history and science communication in the Departement of Innovation at Cnam.