Institute for Mediterranean Studies
Aristotle Tympas

Aristotle Tympas

Professor of History of Technology in Modernity, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His studies combined engineering (MSc, Aristotelio University, 1989), technology and science policy (MSc, Georgia Tech, 1995) and history-sociology of technology (PhD, Georgia Tech, 2001). He has served as Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Director of its Division of History of Science and Technology, Director of the Interdepartmental Graduate Program ‘Science, Technology, Society—Science and Technology Studies’, Research Vice President of the European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) and Coordinator of the ESST International Research Specialization ‘Digital Technology in Society’, Chair of the Management Committee of the ‘Tensions of Europe: Research Network on History, Technology and Europe’, President of the Scientific Council of the National Documentation Center, Member of the IEEE Computer Society History Committee.
Fellowships: National Science Foundation, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, ΙΕΕΕ History Center, Hagley Museum and Library. He has participated in research projects funded by the EU (FP7, Horizon 2020, Creative Europe), ESF, HFRI, and GSRI. He is the author of Calculation and Computation in the Pre-electronic Era (Springer, 2017) and Analog Labor, Digital Capital (Angelus Novus, 2018, In Greek).