Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Mar. (2014 vol. 36)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2013.43
Jordi Fornes , Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech & CEHIC-UAB, Spain
Nestor Herran , Pierre & Marie Curie University, France
This article analyses the establishment of the first computer science university degrees in Catalonia in 1976 in a context of political transition to democracy in Spain. Based on an oral history project and the examination of the school's archives, the authors show that the development of Barcelona' School of Informatics was the result of policymaking a powerful association of informatics technicians that pushed the government and academy for formal studies inside the university.
Spain, History, Informatics, Information processing, Data processing, Information systems
J. Fornes and N. Herran, "Computing in Transition: The Origins of Barcelona's School of Informatics, 1976-1984," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 18-29, 2014.