Marconi's wireless revolution

27 October 2016 5.00pm 6.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Giovanni Paoloni and Inęs Queiroz, Bodleian Visiting Fellows

Contact:

Janet Walwyn janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk 01865 287156

Description

The Bodleian's Byrne-Bussey Marconi Visiting Fellows, Giovanni Paoloni and Inês Queiroz, present findings from their research into Marconi and the early development of wireless technology:

Research business and the shortwave beam: Marconi and the uses of wireless in postwar years

Giovanni Paoloni

In the early development of wireless, short waves were considered of no technical and commercial consequence, and left behind as a research field. While working on the improvement of wireless for military communications, Marconi was once more first in understanding the existence of unexpected possibilities - starting a new 'wireless revolution'. Giovanni Paoloni discusses the influence of the development of the shortwave beam technology on Marconi and the Marconi Company.

Marconi's early 'Latin' projects over the South-Atlantic

Inês Queiroz

Inês Queiroz explores how technical constraints have shaped strategies for wireless networks development. Focusing on a South Atlantic case study which brings new perspectives on geographical implications of wireless communications networks at an early stage of development.

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