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Anne Locker – The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

23/07/2020

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a multidisciplinary professional engineering institution and has been in existence since 2006 when The Institution of Electrical Engineers (founded 1871) and The Institution of Incorporated Engineers (founded 1884) amalgamated to form the current body. It has a global membership which exceeds 168,000.

Anne Locker, IET's Libraries and Archives Manager, shares her insights on a range of subjects including the challenges faced in globalising an unusually varied archive. She describes the role the archive has played in the push for diversity and in highlighting the work of female engineers down the years.

Anne explores some of the highlights from the collection, including Chaucer's little-known "Treatise on the Astrolabe" and his desire to make engineering texts available in English as opposed to Latin. She also discusses Paul Pfintzing's "Methodus Geometrica", a Treatise on surveying published in 1598, which demonstrates that the work of today's engineer retains many of the features which characterised it over four hundred years ago.

Links

Website: https://www.theiet.org/
Archives: https://www.theiet.org/publishing/library-archives/
Methodus Geometrica: https://www.theiet.org/publishing/library-archives/the-iet-archives/archives-highlights/methodus-geometrica-1598-by-paul-pfintzing/
Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe and Peter Peregrinus "Epistola de Magnete": https://www.theiet.org/publishing/library-archives/the-iet-archives/archives-highlights/chaucers-mathematical-works-and-the-astrolabe-1391/
Twitter: IETLibArch

Anne Locker – The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a multidisciplinary professional engineering institution and has been in existence since 2006 when The Institution of Electrical Engineers (founded 1871) and The Institution of Incorporated Engineers (founded 1884) amalgamated to form the current body. It has a global membership which exceeds 168,000.

Anne Locker, IET's Libraries and Archives Manager, shares her insights on a range of subjects including the challenges faced in globalising an unusually varied archive. She describes the role the archive has played in the push for diversity and in highlighting the work of female engineers down the years.

Anne explores some of the highlights from the collection, including Chaucer's little-known "Treatise on the Astrolabe" and his desire to make engineering texts available in English as opposed to Latin. She also discusses Paul Pfintzing's "Methodus Geometrica", a Treatise on surveying published in 1598, which demonstrates that the work of today's engineer retains many of the features which characterised it over four hundred years ago.

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