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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Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Information technology Engineering & Materials Science
Security of data Engineering & Materials Science
Sales Engineering & Materials Science
Quality management Engineering & Materials Science
History Arts & Humanities
Textbooks Engineering & Materials Science
Economics Engineering & Materials Science

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James W Cortada

Person: Researcher

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David E Nye

Person: Researcher


Research Output 1970 2018

American illuminations: urban lighting, 1800-1920

Nye, D. E., 2018

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Business management
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

administrative practice



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)