Organization profile

Organization profile

The Charles Babbage Institute is an historical archives and research center of the University of Minnesota. CBI is dedicated to promoting study of the history of information technology and information processing and their impact on society. CBI preserves relevant historical documentation in all media (paper, audio, film, electronic); conducts and fosters research in history and archival methods; offers graduate fellowships; and sponsors symposia, conferences, and publications.


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    Research Output

    American illuminations: urban lighting, 1800-1920

    Nye, D. E., 2018

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Change and Continuity at IBM: Key Themes in Histories of IBM

    Cortada, J. W., Mar 1 2018, In : Business History Review. 92, 1, p. 117-148 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Exploring How ICTs and Administration Are Entwined: The Promise of Information Ecosystems

    Cortada, J. W., Oct 1 2018, In : Administration and Society. 50, 9, p. 1213-1237 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations



    David E Nye (Recipient), Dec 15 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Leonardo da Vinci Medal

    David E Nye (Recipient), Oct 25 2005

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)