Sean F. Johnston, BSc MSc PhD

1999- School of Interdisciplinary Studies University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 
science and technology studies; optical physics; spectroscopy; instrumentation; history and philosophy of science; historical sociology of science and technology; environmental ethics
""sean f. johnston""

Career as physicist at Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa; Bomem Inc, Quebec; Lloyd Instruments, Southampton; Laser Monitoring Systems, Hull; University of Leeds;
Career as historian of science and technology at University of Leeds; University of York; University of Glasgow.

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Philip Douglas Carman research assistant 1977-1977 National Research Council, Canada
Henry Buijs research assistant 1981-1988
Ian Macmillan Ward research assistant 1992-1995 University of Leeds
Bruce P. Clayman grad student 1978-1979 Simon Fraser
E Daryl Crozier grad student 1978-1979 Simon Fraser
Geoffrey N. Cantor grad student 1991-1995 University of Leeds (History of History Tree)
Colin Divall post-doc 1996-1999 University of York


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David J. W. Kendall collaborator 1981-1984 Bomem Inc
William Gault collaborator 1982-1985
Jeff R. Wimperis collaborator 1984-1985 Interoptics
Henry Buijs collaborator 1981-1987 Bomem Inc
Gordon Greeley Shepherd collaborator 1983-1987
John F. Bryant collaborator 1990-1991 Laser Monitoring Systems Ltd
Geoffrey R. Davies collaborator 1993-1995 University of Leeds
Colin Divall collaborator 1996-1999 University of York
 (History of technology)
Benjamin Franks collaborator 2001-2018 University of Glasgow
 (environmental ethics)
Stuart Hanscomb collaborator 2003-2018 University of Glasgow
 (environmental ethics)
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Johnston SF. (2018) Alvin Weinberg and the Promotion of the Technological Fix. Technology and Culture. 59: 620-651
Johnston SF. (2018) Vaunting the independent amateur: Scientific American and the representation of lay scientists. Annals of Science. 1-23
Johnston SF. (2018) The Technological Fix as Social Cure-All: Origins and Implications Ieee Technology and Society Magazine. 37: 47-54
Johnston SF. (2017) Holograms: The Story of a Word and Its Cultural Uses Leonardo. 50: 493-499
Johnston SF. (2017) Technological parables and iconic illustrations: American technocracy and the rhetoric of the technological fix History and Technology. 33: 196-219
Johnston SF. (2016) James Nye, A long time in making: the history of Smiths ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xxvi + 375. 17 figs. 61 plates. 8 tabs. ISBN 9780198717256 Hbk. £30) The Economic History Review. 69: 371-373
Johnston S. (2015) Patently Contestable: Electrical Technologies and Inventor Identities on Trial in Britain. by Stathis Arapostathis and Graeme Gooday (review) Technology and Culture. 56: 276-277
Johnston SF. (2015) Anne Marcovich and Terry Shinn, Toward a New Dimension: Exploring the Nanoscale Minerva. 53: 431-434
Johnston S. (2014) József Illy, The Practical Einstein: Experiments, Patents, Inventions . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. Pp. xi+202. ISBN 978-1-4214-0457-8. £31.00 (hardback). The British Journal For the History of Science. 47: 382-383
Johnston S. (2013) Instrumental Community: Probe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology by Cyrus C. M. Mody (review) Technology and Culture. 54: 221-223
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