We are delighted to welcome to the trustee board Professor Martin Campbell-Kelly, one of the foremost authors on and historians of the IT industry. Martin is emeritus professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, where he specializes in the history of computing. His books include “ICL: A Business and Technical History,” “From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog: A History of the Software Industry,” and “From Mainframes to Smartphones: A History of the International Computer Industry” (co-authored with Daniel Garcia-Swartz). Professor Campbell-Kelly has held visiting appointments at the National Archive for the History of Computing at Manchester University, the London School of Economics, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. He is a member of the editorial boards of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, the International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology, and the Springer Series in the History of Computing. Commenting on the appointment, Professor Campbell-Kelly observed that the Archives of IT offers one of the best collections of oral history relating to the IT industry and he looked forward to helping its future development to provide a world class facility for academic researchers in the field as well as raising awareness of the unparalleled contribution of IT to society.
Chair of Trustees, John Carrington welcomed Martin to AIT, which he said valued immensely his broad view of both the industry and those bodies involved in its study.