Sam H Franz


I’m a PhD Student in the History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where I work on the history of computing, AI, and related matters in the 20th century.


Previously, I was an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, where I studied History and German.


I can be reached at samfranz [at] sas.upenn.edu.



Writing

“Man on Fire” in “Mental Health at Michigan,” Michigan in the World Digital Exhibit.

Talking

“Thinking about Automating Thinking: A History of Early Computing” at Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, September 4-7, 2019.

“A History of Computing(s),” at Michigan Museum of Natural History Scientist Spotlight, Ann Arbor, MI, August 18, 2019.

“A (Pragmatic) Computer Science: Arthur W. Burks and the Logic of Computers Group,” at Michigan Museum of Natural History Scientist Spotlight, Ann Arbor, MI, August 4, 2019.