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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Industrial Revolution in the Social Context - AB501066
Title: Industrial Revolution in the Social Context
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Savický Nikolaj PhDr. Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (14.12.2021)
One-semester review lecture, focusing on the history of industrialization, especially on the development of the concept of space and time in European science and culture from the second half of the 18th to the first half of the 20th century. The lecture is dedicated the development of scientific knowledge, information channels, energy distribution networks, means of transport and their supporting infrastructures in the period. It also shows the impact of the industrial revolution on changes in architecture, the fine arts and literature.
Literature -
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2021)

R: BURKE, Peter. Social History of Knowledge: From Gutenberg to Diderot. Polity Press, 2000.

R: LANDES, David S. The Unbound Prometheus. Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present. Cambridge University Press 2014.

R: MUMFORD, Lewis. Technics and Civilization. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

A: LARSON, Edward J. Evolution. The Remarkable History of Scientific Revolution. Penguin Random House 2006.

A: MCLUHAN, Marshall. Understanding media : the extensions of man. Berkeley, California : Gingko Press 2015.

A: TOYNBEE, Arnold. Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2011.

Syllabus -
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (14.12.2021)

1. Industrial revolution, its history and periodization

2. Development of a steam engine and its social context

3. The emergence of a system of shipping canals in England and the United States as the first arteries of the industrial world

4. Steam engine and mobility, the emergence of the railway network

5. Scientific journals, modern encyclopedias and their role in the 18th and 19th centuries

6. Development of natural sciences, Charles Darwin and Darwinism

7. World Exhibitions from 1851 to 1900

8. Impressionism and steam engines: fine arts and photography in the industrial age

9. The birth of transatlantic transport and the first migration of the industrial age

10. Submarine telegraph cables and interconnection of the world's first electronic communications network

11. Leisure as a phenomenon of the industrial era

12. Fin de siècle and the Great War, that`s from utopia to dystopia

13. Airships and aircraft as a new dimension of transport after the First World War

14. Final seminar and consultation for the exam

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.12.2021)

Všeobecný kulturní přehled, základní orientace ve světových a českých dějinách od konce 18. do první poloviny 20. století.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (14.12.2021)

Oral Exam