Thomas Haigh


Thomas Haigh received his Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania after earning two degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Haigh has published on many aspects of the history of computing including the evolution of data base management systems, word processing, the software package concept, corporate computer departments, Internet software, computing in science fiction, the “software crisis” of the 1960s and the gendered division of work in data processing. He is chair of the Special Interest Group on Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) of the Society for the History of Technology and Biographies Editor of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. He is working on several book projects at present, including an edited collection of the work of Michael S. Mahoney, a history of management of information processing in corporate American over the twentieth century, and a history of software in the 1960s and 70s. Learn more at